Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it.

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Live CD doesn't boot, drops to BusyBox shell

I am a Windows user and I'm keen to shift to Linux, so I made live CD of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick). This is my very first time to use Ubuntu. I put CD in the drive and set the BIOS to boot it, and the ...
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Gparted not working in live CD (usb)

Using ubuntu 10.10 live usb. When atempting to open gparted (sudo gparted in a terminal), its window gets stuck a few seconds and disappears (i noticed that it closes when it's searching for /dev/sda/ ...
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Can you use an Ubuntu Live CD to fix windows FAT32 problems?

Assuming your boss has a Windows Machine, and it would be really bad for your career if his personal computer didn't work anymore. Can you use a Ubuntu Live CD to load Disk Utilities or fdsk or ...
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Restoring GRUB2 on Software RAID 0 using LiveCD after Windows 7 wiped it

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my system. However, I need to install Windows 7 back, and I expect that it would alter GRUB and it did. Right now, my partition on my Software RAID 0 looks like this: ...
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Expanding your home directory size

I would like to copy or expand my /home directory ... All tutorials talks about moving the home directory from a partition to another but the problem that I only have one partition that was more than ...
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How can I test an app in Unity without installing Ubuntu?

I want to test my Ubuntu app on Unity. I tried installing 11.04 on a VMWare virtual machine. I get a dialog saying I don't have 3d support so I can't turn on Unity. I learn that 3d drivers are not ...
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How can I check the integrity of a downloaded Ubuntu CD?

I've just downloaded a CD image of Ubuntu. I know the installer has a check CD option, but how can I check that the image is good before burning it to CD?
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Where can I find ubuntu-10.04.1-netbook-i386.iso?

In the various download repositories, there are 10.04.1 ISO images of Ubuntu desktop, alternate and server editions, but I can only find the original ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso, not an updated ...
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Installer gets stuck with a grayed out forward button

I have a CD with Ubuntu 10.10 and a laptop with Ubuntu 8.10. The laptop had all sorts of crud on it, and anything I wanted to keep was backed up on an external drive, so I was happy to do a wipe and ...
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Can I upgrade my Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 using LiveCD?

Can I upgrade my Ubuntu with a LiveCD (I don't have a stable internet connection)? If I have to use the command line please provide a step-by-step solution as I'm a beginner. And I heard, many ...
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Remastersys: how to make the .iso smaller than 700MB?

I'm trying to create a Live CD .iso image of my Ubuntu 10.10 installation with Remastersys. The problem with this, is that it creates .iso's of about 750-770 MBs, I need the images to be less than ...
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Installation of custom ubuntu livecd

I'm following the guides at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromImageLoadedOnHardDrive in order to make a custom ubuntu cd to ...
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How to change Live CD splash screen

I'm remastering the ubuntu CD, I've changed some files in the isolinux folder (access.pcx, blank.pcx, gfxboot.cfg) and I have been able to change the first screen (background color to green): But I ...
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Prevent LiveCD using existing swap partition

I have an existing installation with a swap partition, and I want to boot a Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop LiveCD without using the swap partition. I want to avoid using the swap partition so that I can resize ...
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Live CD installer shuts down

I am trying to boot a live CD into a live session or to use the installer. However, once it starts, it shuts down again to no signal. I know the ISO is good as I have checked it and it also runs ...
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Repartitioned my Drive and now the Ubuntu LiveCD installer always fails to install grub!

OK. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 a week or so ago over an old Ubuntu partition - no problem. Grub went on fine (it had previously been overwritten by windows). Then, after remembering how much I like ...
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How can I identify what version of ubuntu is installed in a specific partition?

I have two versions of ubuntu installed on my laptop 10.04 and 9.10. They are installed on separate partitions (let's say /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 respectively), but I forgot which is which. I'm now ...
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Live CD kernel panic

I'm an Ubuntu user since Hardy Heron and even in other distros, I've never been through such thing. I can't install Ubuntu 10.10 on my notebook, because I simply can't even start the Live CD... I ...
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Ubuntu livecd hangs - unable to access my laptop [closed]

My Acer Aspire Laptop is unbootable. I'm trying to reinstall Ubuntu 10.04.1. Boot options accessible OK via F2. In fact, it still leads me into the olg grub2 menu, but I can't use any of the options ...
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How can I put old Ubuntu CDs to good use?

I have a fair number of older Ubuntu CDs sitting around for releases that are not supported anymore. They have beautiful pressed labels and sleeves that I would hate to just throw away. What can I do ...
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Can you install Ubuntu from a liveCD via vnc or similar? [closed]

It is possible with other distros! If so, how do you do it?
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How do I put Ubuntu on a NON-flash external USB hard-drive?

Amazingly enough, circumstances have left me without a single USB flash drive, or a working CD-R drive. Also, because I moved about six months ago, I got rid of all my extra Ubuntu CDs that I used to ...
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How to live boot old hardware diskless?

Can you tell whether I got a harddrive or software issue? A new system removed harddrives can boot and write a CD. Now I try to make old hardware work likewise, try boot with 32-bit 10.04 and ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without CD?

My CD drive is broken,so I can't install Ubuntu from a CD. Are there any workarounds for that?
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What are some alternatives to upgrading without using the standard upgrade system?

What are some alternatives to upgrading without using the standard upgrade system? Suppose for example that I wanted to upgrade an Ubuntu installation on a machine with a poor Internet connection. ...