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

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LiveCD with NVidia binary drivers

I'd like to modify the LiveCD to boot with the NVidia binary drivers. Any ideas of how that might be done? I've tried several approaches, even a manual installation of the NVidia installer in a ...
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Is it possible to burn a 64-bit Ubuntu Live CD on a 32-bit computer?

My wife has been using Windows Vista on her computer, and it has finally borked bad enough that she is willing to try Ubuntu. The system is pretty much unbootable as far as I can tell, and I need to ...
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Why am I having the most perfectly looking boot when I run from CD/USB but not from HD?

I've read the lot of topics on plymouth and nvidia drivers. However my question is focused on why the difference between live cd and installation? By "the perfectly looking boot" I mean: the boot ...
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How to fix overscanning with nVidia 9800 GT? On Live Cd it wasn't happening?

As the title says, i'm looking for a way to resolve it. in nvidia-settings I've found the overscanning resizer, but the screen looks awful! It was looking perfect on the live cd! What should I do? P....
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Creating showcase ISO / Live CD

So, I'm trying to create a showcase ISO for a specific project, so it can be demonstrated easily anywhere. Ubuntu is not a requirement, but the distro I'm familiar with (kind of). What I need is: ...
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Will I be able to install Full-Disk Encryption with the Live CD installer? [closed]

I'm looking forward to installing Oneiric. But I need to have full-disk encryption. I, along with over 6,800 other Ubuntu users, have been patiently waiting for the Live CD Installer to gain the ...
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What is the best way to download a new Ubuntu release?

I like having a live cd to boot from (i'm presuming you can upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 from the live cd) in case of any problems, as i'm a bit of a fiddler, so i'd like to know if direct download (...
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How do I change default session on Ubuntu 11.04 Live CD

I'm working on a remaster of an Ubuntu 11.04 live CD and I would like the default session to be Ubuntu Classic instead of Unity when booting into the live environment. What file(s) do I need to modify ...
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Command is giving me “bash: ./fwupd: cannot execute binary file”

Whenever I issue the command ./fwupd /dev/sda I get the following: bash: ./fwupd: cannot execute binary file I'm trying to update my SSD's firmware using Ubuntu 11.04 LiveCD. How do I ...
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Boot mounts failing after power outage

UPDATE 1 Output of sudo fdisk -l ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 ...
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Why do I get a blank screen when booting from a CD or USB stick?

I'm trying to boot the install from either a usb or cd with the iso file on them, as per umbutu install page. I set my bios to first boot from them ahead of hard drive. When I try the usb it just goes ...
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How to modify the Firefox homepage in LiveCD for every new user?

I have made a custom Ubuntu LiveCD with UCK. How do I modify Firefox's homepage?
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How to Install debian package within ubuntu installation?

I would like to install my project (deb package) with Ubuntu installation. I have seen some of the deb packages in Ubuntu source code, but I couldn't find out from where and how they would be ...
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Installing Ubuntu to and running from an external HD without Live CD

I've got a 2TB external HD just for personal use, with an 8GB primary FAT32 partition (I made it there from the beginning just in case I wanted to install Ubuntu at a later moment) Now I could ...
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How to change the login screen background from terminal?

I am in the process of customizing a live cd. I have changed the default ubuntu wallpaper in live cd, however the same got reflected in login screen. I just want to change the wallpaper alone and not ...
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Duplicated, interlaced and distorted graphics on my HP dv6000

Issue When I boot from the live USB, after selecting "Try Ubuntu ..." all graphics are interlaced, shifted to the right, duplicated and distorted -- Even the terminal when I access it by pressing ...
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How to install a GUI package from terminal when creating a live cd?

I am in the process of customizing a live ubuntu cd. There are some packages which i would like to install, but they are GUI packages. How to install GUI packages from terminal? For example : Adobe ...
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GParted black screen after waking up

I am running GParted with a live CD 11.04. Since it's a long job the screen goes into power save mode. When I move the mouse the screen comes back but the display is black and the cursor looks like ...
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How do I create a customized CD that doesn't display any installation screens?

I would like to create customized Ubuntu installation CD. Here is what I want a customized Ubuntu Installation CD to do: Do not display any Installation Screens of Ubuntu. Manually, set default ...
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Install screen doesn't show on Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveUSB

I got a new PC about a year ago and back then I tried to install Ubuntu beside Windows 7. I used my 3 month (back then) old CD I used to successfully install on my old computer beside of Windows XP. ...
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Create Live CD / Remastersys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remaster Ubuntu How Can I create Live cd / Backup CD which can be use to install on another Computer. I have tried to do this with Remastersys and Ubuntu 11.04. ...
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Adding Seamonkey/Firefox extensions to custom LiveCD

Is there a way to add Seamonkey extensions to a custom Ubuntu LiveCD? I'm working with UCK, and I would like to add a language pack extension (.xpi) to Seamonkey so that the language would be ...
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Is it possible to reboot Live CD powered computer?

I'm now discovering Ubuntu 11.04 to check that its good with my hardware. I need to install some additional stuff and then make reboot. Problem is that I use Live CD (or is it called Live USB if its ...
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How do I repartition with GParted? [duplicate]

I wanted to create more space for Ubuntu on my hard disk in favor of my Windows partition. I booted the livecd and resized the NTFS partition to 100 GB. Then I wanted to resize my Ubuntu (ext4) ...
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Creating Ubuntu Live CD with customized Unity launcher

I would like to create a custom Ubuntu image based on Natty using Ubuntu Customization Kit. I also want to customize the icons appearing on the Unity Launcher. I can change the icons on my desktop ...
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Cannot boot LiveCD

I have created a fresh LiveCD (using edubuntu-11.04-dvd-i386.iso) but when I boot my laptop, it hangs at the very beginning with the line: "ISOLINUX 4.02 debian-20101016 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H....
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LiveCD not booting/can't install

So, I got a new laptop some days ago, and as usual I formatted it to install Ubuntu. I downloaded 11.04 and burned it on my pendrive using my old laptop (running 11.04). When I tried to boot from the ...
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livecd won't boot 11.04

I bought a brand new computer yesterday (Toshiba Satellite Pro L770-10T : Intel Core i5 2410M, 2,3 GHz, 4096 Mo RAM, nVidia GeForce GT 525M) that simply won't boot any livecd I tried. I am using ...
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Why does partition table corruption even happen?

I created an extended partition and tried to add two NTFS units to it. Instead two 125 GB partitions, I got – according to Disk Utility – 2 X 982 GB partitions plus a 14574534 TB one (...
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Cannot boot live cd, various errors(sometimes kernel panic, sometimes it goes to busybox)

I want to install Ubuntu 10.04.2 on laptop, but first time I run Ubuntu live CD it runs perfect, but when a rebooted the live CD don't want to boot anymore. Live CD sometimes gives kernel panic(Kernel ...
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Recover Ubuntu-Desktop via Live CD

I was trying to uninstall the package cairo-dock. And I think I've uninstalled things I shouldnt. Now My 10.04 only starts in text mode. What should I do to restore my GNOME desktop? Is there any ...
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How do I start in CLI mode using a special boot parameter for the Live CD?

Sometimes, I need to test some CLI programs without touching my real installation. For that purpose, I use a Virtual Machine running off a Live CD. Now, I don't need a full-blown user-friendly ...
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How do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...
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New Dell Vostro 3550 will not boot into Live CD

I've been trying to install Ubuntu and/or it's derivatives on my new Dell Vostro 3550 but I'm finding it impossible to boot into the live CD environment. Here are the things I've already tried: ...
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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 partition....
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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 ...