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

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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 ...
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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. ...