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Test if operating from live session or not inside a shell script

I have a shell script that can only be run from a live session (LiveCD or Live USB) because it shrinks the root filesystem of an actual installation, which can only be done when the filesystem is not ...
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2answers
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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1answer
109 views

Make a bootable image of installed linux

Is there a way to create a bootable disk of the installed linux OS retaining all the settings and programs. i.e i'd wanted to restore all the settings and installed programs of my OS when i install it ...
0
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1answer
89 views

Installing persistent Ubuntu on a local hard drive using LiveCD

I am absolutely new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I would like to spend some time to try Ubuntu before a full installation. I have read a few pages about liveCD with persistent image and I have found it ...
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1answer
103 views

13.04 Boot from LiveCD into graphical safe mode

I can boot into the livecd without any problems, but to use my machine without it crashing I need to boot it into graphic safe mode and then use the nvidia drivers. Is it possible to boot into ...
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0answers
69 views

additional drivers not showing up when syslinux.cfg is used to boot livecd straight to desktop

I have created a custom LiveCD of Ubuntu 12.04.3 32bit using UCK. I created a bootable USB using Startup Disk Creator and I am able to detect and install additional drivers without a problem when a ...
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0answers
67 views

Disable ethernet and hard drive access on an Ubuntu Live CD

I'm a teacher. At our school, we're looking into the possibility of using a custom LiveCD (or USB rather) for our students during exams. We want the live CD to come pre-installed with programs such ...
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USB mouse and keyboard not working in Xubuntu LiveUSB

I'm at my wit's end trying to get the latest version of xubuntu to run or install from a USB drive. Here's what happens: when I boot from the USB drive, I choose the 'Try Xubuntu' option from the ...
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1answer
30 views

Can I run ubuntu without loading it to a harddrive?

Can I run Ubuntu from CD or a memory stick?
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1answer
40 views

how to burn a live cd from bootable usb stick?

I’ve a ubuntu 12.04 bootable usb. but i want to keep a live CD of the same. please tell me how to burn a live CD from bootable usb.
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0answers
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Why do things change between using a LiveCD/LiveUSB and installing Ubuntu?

Here have been a couple of weird experiences I've had with a Ubuntu LiveCD or LiveUSB: 1) I had one of the original Chromebooks (CR-48). I ended up wiping ChromeOS and installing only Ubuntu 12.04.0 ...
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2answers
70 views

TRy ubuntu just for a week and after that bring it back to its earlier state. Is it possible?

So, My dad is not at home and i want to try ubuntu. IS this possible to use ubuntu for a week and after that, bring everything normal. {remove the grub, remove the partiton done, etc.} I know that we ...
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1answer
644 views

Live CD stalls when installing Ubuntu 13.10

Booting from Live CD Ubuntu 13.10 64bits, I can't get the installation page. Just a black page with a system prompt: "numbers" BUG: Soft lockup - CPU#1 Stuck for 22s. This repeats in a very short ...
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1answer
78 views

Installing ubuntu-sdk requires cdrom. I have liveUSB

While installing ubuntu-sdk, the following is the output. Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130424)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press ...
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153 views

Can I have a Ubuntu 12.04 live usb work with both the -persistance and -toram additional boot options?

I really like using the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD/USB's "-toram" additional boot option for my laptop because "-toram" adds a few extra hours to the battery and makes things a little faster. I add the ...
0
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1answer
546 views

bootable USB drive and ISO images

I've some question regarding bootable pendrive and ISO. How to make a normal ISOimage(just containing folders) or USB boot-able ,if one wants to do it manually, how to do it ? what is difference in ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Convert a live CD to a bootable USB

I bought an Ubuntu CD that contains an ISO image file (.iso). I want to install Ubuntu on a netbook and it cannot be done by the CD, so I have to install Ubuntu by USB. How can I convert the Ubuntu CD ...
0
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1answer
58 views

How to retreive a window from a dead/disabled monitor

Note: I have already found the solution to my issue. I am posting this question in order to leave information for anyone who may face the same issue that I did. However, I need to wait 8 hours to do ...
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0answers
143 views

How to boot up live cd without HDD auto-mounting?

How can I boot linux (Ubuntu/Lubuntu) from CD/DVD/USB without auto-mounting hard disk drive. My HDD is damaged and I want to mount it after my linux starts, not at launch. Right now when I boot linux ...
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2answers
390 views

Disable network on remastered Ubuntu 13.04 Live-CD except for localhost

I have remastered a Ubuntu 13.04 Live-CD for software presentations. During boot, it tries to find a network connection for several minutes (but fails in the end). Maybe it does not detect my network ...
0
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1answer
595 views

Ubuntu starting from live CD, flashing screen? [duplicate]

I got SICK AND TIRED of Windows 8, so I decided I was gonna install Ubuntu. I burned 12.04 LTS to a disc, but it just stayed there with a black screen. Sometimes I'd get lucky and have a flashing ...
0
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0answers
201 views

How to create .iso from a liveUSB of ubuntu 13.04

I installed ubuntu 13.04 (UEFI mode) using a LiveUSB. but during installation it format my hard drive. And .iso image stored on hard drive. Now i only have LiveUSB. Can i create a .iso image of ubuntu ...
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0answers
154 views

How to add text mode install menu to Desktop iso?

I'm looking for some ways to integrate the text based installer from Alternate iso into Desktop live CD image. Is this possible?
0
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0answers
127 views

13.04 Installer Unable to Complete

I am attempting to install Xubuntu 13.04, but the installer continually fail. My fan is running very fast while the live session is running and running dmesg fills my terminal with this: whci-hcd ...
4
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1answer
8k views

How to burn / create a bootable USB or CD for UEFI-secure-boot

I used Lili (LinuxLive USB Creator) to create a bootable USB Stick based on the 64bit Lubuntu 13.04 iso with Windows 8 Uefi secure boot. The stick starts only in legacy boot, but not in Uefi mode. ...
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0answers
108 views

Removing lubuntu “live CD” installed to a partition

I was having difficulties getting wubi to recognize some of my partitioned drives, so in my tinkering I used the Universal USB Installer to install the liveCD right to a partition on my drive. Then I ...
0
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0answers
707 views

Kubuntu 13.04 Live Disk/USB not moving beyond GRUB…?

I recently bought an Asus K55N Notebook, and after replacing the HDD with a SSD, installed an OEM Win7 Home Premium copy. I want to install Kubuntu 13.04 in dual boot, but my issue is this; Upon ...
0
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1answer
128 views

How do I transfer temporary CD files to bootable USB?

I created a CD with 12.04 and downloaded (and installed) a bunch of stuff. In Ubuntu, (running from the CD) I created a bootable USB with 12.10. How to I transfer my previously downloaded files to the ...
0
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1answer
352 views

Installation Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation (WM431EA)

How to install Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation? I need instruction what I need change in BIOS for installing Ubuntu on HP Z1. I tryed all combination with BIOS and Ubuntu (12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, ...
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1answer
199 views

Installing drivers using a live disc. Is it possible?

I accidentally removed my video card and forgot to reinstall it. After rebooting and splash screen ubuntu didn't start and o couldn't start it manually because it stops before i get to the terminal. ...
0
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3answers
320 views

Installing programs to LiveCD/USB? [duplicate]

I want to have an Ubuntu LiveCD or LiveUSB with a program (Cisco Packet Tracer) installed on it that’s always there every time I boot. Anyone knows how to do this? (Preferably as an image as I ...
1
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1answer
185 views

start only terminal from bootable USB drive

I am running Ubuntu from a bootable USB drive on an old machine. The graphical interface is using up all the memory and I actually just need a terminal. Is there a way to not start the desktop ...
2
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1answer
184 views

How do I remove any data from a LiveUSB with data persistence?

I have miss-configured my LiveUSB installation and now when I run boot from it I get an error. How can I erase LiveUSB data? Can it be done from the booting LiveUSB menu? For some weird reason ...
1
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1answer
2k views

I get a black screen trying to boot Live CD on MacBook Pro

I've been trying to boot into Ubuntu using both a DVD and a USB Stick. They both work on my desktop computer, but not on my MacBook Pro (8,2). I can get them to show up in the boot menu, and I get to ...
1
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1answer
451 views

Ubuntu 12.10 freezes on loading (logo) screen while installing

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop: Toshiba A-665 - i7 1.7 GHz - 4Gb RAM - nVidia GeForce GTS350M. After Ubuntu boot it always freezes in the purple loading screen, with the logo on it. ...
1
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1answer
483 views

Lubuntu 12.10 : won't boot, won't let to boot from LiveCD/USB either

After a force reboot Lubuntu "boots" into a black screen with a blinking cursor. When trying to boot from LiveCD/USB I get the same result, so I can't access the system at all. BIOS update didn't ...
0
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4answers
796 views

How to get a Toshiba L505 to boot USB or CD

OK, have a Toshiba L505 (not sure of the extended model number) that got a virus on Windows and will no longer will boot into that, so I'm trying to revive it with Ubuntu. Problem is, when I tell it ...
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0answers
265 views

Xubuntu 12.10 livecd freeze [duplicate]

I have an issue about the installation of xubuntu 12.10 (boot usb, boot cd), The boot run but it freeze in the first screen (xubuntu logo),and I have to restart the laptop manually. I have read that ...
3
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1answer
278 views

How do I install Ubuntu without using a LiveCD/USB?

There appear to be two types of Ubuntu installations: 'live' installations (typically USB or CD) and what I'm going to call 'full' installations (typically on an internal HDD). Full installations can ...
3
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2answers
4k views

Booting the liveCD/USB in EFI mode fails on Samsung Tablet XE700T1A

My tablet is Samsung Series 7 Slate (XE700T1A-A02FR (French Language)). It operates an Intel Sandy Bridge architecture. The main issue about this tablet is that it ships with an installed Windows 7 in ...
1
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1answer
854 views

LiveCD/USB boot issues with Ubuntu 12.04 on blank drive

Not sure how common this issue is, or even how badly I may be missing something simple, but I am a first time user having some serious problems. Some background: old HDD running Windows 7 developed ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Can't install due to “udeb file failed the MD5 checksum verification” error

I have been trying to get Ubuntu 12.04.1 (desktop-i386) running on my laptop. Have burned a boot-able CD containing 12.04.1. It allows me the option of Trying out Ubuntu before installing, but the ...
0
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2answers
377 views

How can I create a partition without the usage of Live CD nor USB?

Translation Is it possible to create a partition when using the system? When I try to do it on GParted, it seems that the options are disabled because of the disk is mounted and it cannot be ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Difference between Live Session and Full Installation.

When I boot a computer from a Ubuntu disc and choose an option to try ubuntu. How exactly live session runs? Is it a full running instance of ubuntu os or some sort of visual interface on top of ...
0
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1answer
4k views

How do I install programs in a Ubuntu 12.04 live cd or live usb?

Ubuntu 12.04 live cd or live usb. How do I install programs. Boot/OS and (optionally) configuration [in a tarball] are stored on read-only media. Any approach recommended? Maybe a good tool that ...
1
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2answers
5k views

How do I install Ubuntu in command-line mode from the Live CD?

I'm having 12.04 live CD . I want to install ubuntu only with CLI mode . I don't want to do like installing GUI and then setting it to boot to terminal . the purpose behind this question is I want ...
5
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4answers
28k views

How can I create a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?

How can I create a Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?
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1answer
525 views

How do I burn an Ubuntu CD or USB on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a PC with no OS. I have a Mac and tried burning the disk and my Mac did not like the disk. I would like to do that or create a USB boot instead.
4
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1answer
3k views

How do I convert my Ubuntu installation into a Live-USB or Live-CD?

Say I have Ubuntu installed in a hard drive What can I do to generate a liveUSB that is as similar as possible to the installation ?
3
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1answer
363 views

What's the difference between installing and trying Ubuntu?

I was wondering what the difference between running and trying Ubuntu and I was also wondering if there was any downfall to running Ubuntu on a USB drive.