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

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How can I modify the Live CD to start into a live session (“try ubuntu”) directly?

I am creating a custom Ubuntu live CD built on 10.04.2. By default it boots up to a screen where you have two options, try without installation and install. This is the step I would like to avoid: ...
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Simple file doesn't run (command not found!)

Here in the screen shot, there is a window and terminal open. I am running on Ubuntu 10.04(kernel 2.6) LTS 64bit LiveCD session, and trying to run testDisk to recover my another formatted ...
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Black screen when booting on a Mac mini 4,1

I have a Macmini4,1 (most recent variant) with a Mini DisplayPort connected to a DVI monitor, and HDMI connected directly to a projector. Both monitors are on but black when booting of the ‘Natty ...
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Does Ubuntu Live session write anything on the primary partition

Here is the situation.I am a duel windows ans ubuntu user. Accidentally I formatted the C partition(root partition of windows). Now I ran several live ubuntu sessions from CD. And found a way to ...
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How to ssh to Live CD for remote recovery - root password issue?

Is there an automatic way to SSH to a machine that booted from Live CD? I have a remote server with a HDD issue and the ISP booted my machine from a Live CD. I can SSH to the machine (lucky has the ...
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How to make my own ubuntu disc?

One of my friend dont have internet connection but he wants to try ubuntu. I just want to install all the required packages and plugins in my machine. And i want to make this complete setup with ...
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Live USB faster than full install

When I run 11.04 from a USB flash drive, it works the way I suspect it should - quick and responsive. With a full install, on the other hand, I click the home button and I have to wait four seconds to ...
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How to add packages to Ubuntu 11.04 Install DVD?

How can I add packages to the original Ubuntu install DVD. I'm studing Math at university so after installing Ubuntu on my PC I downloaded math packages from the Ubuntu repositories and I try to add ...
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How do I access a hard drive from a live CD? [duplicate]

How can I access my hard drive from a Live CD? As far as I can tell the hard drive can only be accessed via /media/longnumberhere after its been mounted. Is there a way to access the hard drive a ...
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How to test a Live-CD/USB + add drivers for Broadcom wireless card + reboot and continue the Live-CD/USB testing?

Is it possible to test a Live-CD/USB by booting from it, adding drivers for a Broadcom wireless card, rebooting after that and have the drivers installed to keep on testing the Live-CD/USB?
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GRUB error: no loaded kernel

I'm quite new to Linux, so please bear with me. On my pc I had installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04, I then switched to Kubuntu 10.x, and yesterday I installed the new main update 11.x and I left the ...
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How to disable visual effects and compiz 100%

UPDATE 1: The problem is not a monitor refresh rate flickering problem, as then the whole screen would be flickering. For me, only the application windows flicker in and out of view, then most of ...
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Why does Ubuntu CD contain a “pics” folder with Debian-related images?

There is a "pics" folder on the Ubuntu CD, containing some PNG files, which are apparently a part of an offline HTML document about Debian. Just curious, is there any use of them somewhere in the live ...
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Where can I find the log files for mounting disks?

I understand if I boot from a live cd I can see all the system logs under System > Administration > File Log Viewer I have a major error with a disk not mounting and I want to trace i tback to the ...
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Fast LiveCD without xserver to look up mac adresses

I have a bunch of Dell Inspiron netbooks here and I need to find out their mac adresses for lan and wifi. My first idea was to use a ubuntu live usb stick but this needs like 2 minutes for booting. ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 install did not work?

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64-bit as the main OS. I originally installed Ubuntu 10.10 using Wubi so I could have Windows and Linux to choose from at boot up. All worked great up until ...
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Is it possible to use an alternate CD as LiveCD?

I've used the alternate CD for installing my system. When I boot from the CD, I do not see a "Live" option as in the Desktop CD. Do I really need this desktop CD for a Live session, or is it possible ...
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Why don't the launcher/other new features show up?

I'm a bit of a linux noob. I just successfully burned a CD with Ubuntu 11.04 (released today, April 28, 2011), and I loaded it on my windows computer running XP. It works great just like it did when I ...
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Ubuntu custom Live CD autostart graphical application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I'm trying to build a customized Ubuntu Live CD which should automatically run a graphical application on startup. It should behave like ...
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Will Ubuntu use lzm2 or xz compression to save space on the CD?

when ubuntu will use lzma2 compression by default to save cd space. Opensuse 11.4 is doing it by default.
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What are the different innerworking functions between a live CD and full install?

1) What specifically internally makes my "liveCD with persistence" install on my USB stick run faster than my full install on my USB stick? 2) What would I have to change in my full install system to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB stick from live CD session

I'm going by the instructions here: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? Everything is ok except I keep getting the error: open /dev/kvm: no such file or directory could not initialize kvm, will ...
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Will LiveCD test results be aggregated into the laptop testing tracker?

Marco Ceppi's answer to a tangentially related question set me to wondering about the destination of all the tests that users run from the LiveCD menu. There's a fairly comprehensive hardware ...
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How can I access my files on the computer from a LiveCD?

After I boot from my Ubuntu 10.10 cd, how can I access my files in sda3? There's no /dev/sda3 folder here.. (the partition is ext4)
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Can't login after fsck on Live CD

This morning, I started up to find all sorts of disk errors going on on boot, so I started up the Live CD and fsck'd my Linux partition. This fixed a whole lot of stuff, so I then rebooted. All's ...
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How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? [duplicate]

I have a bootable CD image that I would like to transfer to a USB stick, so that I can boot from it. The Startup-Disk creator doesn't support it. How can I make a bootable USB disk from it? The ISO is ...
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Why is my Ubuntu 10.10 CD not booting?

I have downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and burned the ISO but it will not boot. I discarded problems with the ISO, as I've downloaded from the official website with no errors, and burned it with no errors. ...
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Fixing unbootable installation on LVM root from Desktop LiveCD

I just did an installation from the 10.10 Desktop LiveCD, making the root volume an LVM LV. Apparently this is not supported; I managed it by taking these steps before starting the GUI installer app: ...
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Asks me to Login when I run from CD

I just downloaded the ISO for Ubuntu 10.10 and burned it to CD. When I click Try Ubuntu, it starts up and then asks for Login info. I couldn't find anything on the website (though I didn't search very ...
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Using an APT proxy for downloads during installation

During system installation from a Desktop LiveCD (10.10) I checked the "Download updates during installation" option. Before starting the install I had configured an apt proxy server. The proxy ...
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How to create a custom startup image on a LiveCD

I would like to create a custom startup image (in place of the default Ubuntu logo) on a LiveCD that I will be producing for internal use within my company. I would like to brand it with a company ...
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How to install Ubuntu using CLI commands from a live CD?

I was wondering if there is any way of installing Ubuntu from command line using the Ubuntu Live CD. I am aware of the alternate CD text install, but just wanted to know if its possible to do so from ...
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Remove bottom panel from a remastered LiveCD [closed]

How can I remove or autohide to 0 the bottom Gnome panel from a remastered liveCD and autostart AWN (or any dock for that matter...) to replace it? , just as moonOS 4 (the distro that gave me the idea ...
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Recover Ubuntu grub without LiveCD - Can't boot with Ubuntu LiveCD after install Windows

I installed Windows after installing Ubuntu. But Ubuntu is still intact in its partition. I'm trying to run the Ubuntu LiveCD to recover grub, but the LiveCD no longer works. It stops the boot ...
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LiveCD mounts the partitions, but it doesn't see any

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 from Live CD. I can access the partitions already created ( two NTFS and one ext3 prepared ), but when I'm trying to install, at the step where I should select the ...
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What are some good uses for custom live CDs

Looking for some good uses for your own custom live CD/distro, including custom branded distributions for Cafes etc. You can include instructions etc in your answer, as well as links to good ...
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No option to Shutdown when running from Live CD

After installation it asks me to restart or continue using live system and im going to use live system but afer wards i can't shut down my computer there is only restart or hibernate available. I ...
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What are the legal consequences of customizing the LiveCD?

the organization I work at wants to create a custom Ubuntu LiveCD, the customizations are: Pre-installed programs, plugins, some device drivers, and aesthetics such as icons and backgrounds, as well ...
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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 ...