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

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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 boot from LiveCD - “udev timeout sbin/modprobe -bv” error message

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from LiveCD. I get the short purple-hue screen at first, but then I get the following error: udev timeout sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v0.... This goes on for 2 ...
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My computer can't boot from Ubuntu live CDs, how can I install?

So, right now I have Ubuntu 7.04, and I want to install 12.04 LTS or 13.04, but my computer can't boot the live CD of both of them, but can boot CD of Ubuntu 7.04 or Windows 7 ultimate. I think it can ...
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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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Why does memtest86+ restart immediately when I click start test?

I have tried memtest86+ from different liveCDs but when I click on start....it reboots. My laptop has been kinda slow lately...so I decided to test it and this is what happened. It is really weird. Is ...
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Ubuntu blocked by current security policy

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my Lenovo IdeaPad P400 for the past few weeks and just got around to repair my Windows 8 boot. In order to access the LivCD, I had to boot in legacy mode. I ran ...
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Stuck on tty1 using livecd, startx does not

I have a new laptop (lenovo g505), Im trying to run an ubuntu 13.04 livecd. I tried using ubuntu, xubuntu, debian, and kubuntu, however it is still not working :( I am getting this error message (in ...
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How is ubuntu live user graphical session (startx) started up in a LiveCD?

I am trying to build a custom ISO, using ubuntu-builder. I've taken a 12.40 mini remix ISO as a starting point. Here is my specific example - however, I'm interested in principle how the process goes ...
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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 ...
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I don't get the TRY UBUNTU option [duplicate]

I've tried all the options, I think. I'm on Windows 7, 64-bit. The first option I tried was to burn the Desktop installer 12.04.02 32-bit onto CD. When I boot from it, I don't get the Try Ubuntu ...
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Is there an Ubuntu Server (or other text-only) LiveCD?

I need to test something on a fresh Server install of Ubuntu. Only up to and including ubuntu-standard. I'd rather not do a clean install and I'd rather avoid chroot/lxc containers because I want to ...
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Run Ubuntu on an iMac G5

I have an old iMac G5 (without a webcam) that I would like to get running Ubuntu. The iMac has no hard drive in it, and I would like to get a live CD running so I can test out Ubuntu before I buy a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 livecd graphics driver problem? I'm using UEFI :P

Okay, this is my first time asking a question here. I have used Ubuntu on my computers for a few years now, and I recently bought a Windows 8 (oh no!) ultrabook that I have been trying to put Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu runs off Live CD but not from actual boot

I installed Ubuntu a couple days ago. I got it to boot, and it worked fine. However, after troubles with my HDMI (no sound) and presumably my AMD drivers, I decided to install a proprietary driver for ...
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Upgrade Persistent LiveCD

I have a Live DVD of Ubuntu 13.04, and a 10GB persistent ext2 casper-rw partition on a 64GB USB stick. What I want to know is, when Ubuntu 13.10 comes out, will it be possible to use the new DVD image ...
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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 ...
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iMac G4 (desk lamp) live install won't boot - Kernel Panic unable to mount root fs. Suggestions?

I have tried every PPC live CD I can get my hands on - Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Desktop, Minimal 10,12.04,12.10 yadda yadda. Same result every time - boots to prompt. Type any flavor of startup (with and ...
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Installing Ubuntu completely and running it off a cd/dvd?

Can I install a full Ubuntu 13.04 OS on a cd/dvd disc? I mean a full, working operational system (e.g., configurable, keeping data between boots), not just as a live cd to test it.
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Can I install Ubuntu using Ubuntu 13.04 Live CD on Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

And, will may my applications be as is? Am I going to have any compatibilty issues with applications? Is it possible even using a live cd to install the newest version of Ubuntu over the existing one. ...
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The Difference between Windows Installer (WUBI) and Live CD/USB Installing? [duplicate]

again me. I am having trouble while installing Ubuntu. as I remember, I downloaded Ubuntu about two years ago and it was really easy. Mainly because I used Wubi and everything was fine. I ...
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How can I create a bootable iso from an extracted Ubuntu 13.04 iso?

I have an extracted copy of Ubuntu 13.04 iso (live CD), but if I burn it directly it will not boot. Is there any way to create a bootable iso so that I can burn it to a DVD or USB flash drive? I ...
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Problem with booting 12.04 from CD/DVD

Ok, I know there have been many of those questions so I apologize, but I have not been able to solve my problem. So to start from the beginning, I'm running W7 and want to give Ubuntu a try. I have ...
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Safe to install Lubuntu from LiveCD after force-quitting “Check Disk for Defects” Routine?

I burnt a lubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso disk image to a LiveCD (after having successfully checked the md5 hashes of the .iso) using Disk Utility in Mac OSX. I want to install lubuntu on an older ...
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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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How can i clone my current installation of ubuntu 13.04 amd64 with UEFI to make live image/CD

I want to create a liveCD of my current installed ubuntu 13.04 amd64 (UEFI Mode). So i get back all my installed packages in fresh ubuntu install. I read some other question but they are for older ...
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Home, Var, etc all have zero permissions?

So, my system basically hosed itself after some standard updates. It decided that suddenly the main filesystem was mounted in RO mode locking up the system after several "Cannot save..." errors. ...
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how to install program from chroot

I am using Lubuntu 13.04. How can I install the programs from a Live CD from chroot. thanks in advance.
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12.04 won't boot after trying to install 313 nvidia driver

I am trying to find a better driver for my graphics card and I tried using the 313 driver for Nvidia in the X.Org Stable ppa. After the process, i cannot boot into my ubuntu 12.04 partiton. i can ...
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Problem with Lubuntu LiveCD

I have a problem with LiveCD of Lubuntu. When I click "Try Lubuntu" it shows booting screen (Lubuntu with some dotes), but next there are yellow and black squares on the screen and I can't do ...
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How do we make custom distro (own fork) of Ubuntu, fully customized from the desktop, login screen, plymouth until boot screen? [duplicate]

I want to make make own distro of Ubuntu with fully customized UI pre-installed on the image/LiveCD I want something on my custom linux later like this : Pre-customized Window Manager skin ...
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693Mb listing of ubuntu 12.04 downloas to 726MB?

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 for mac, the download said 693MB. Great, that will fit on a CD. Downloaded it, and it is 726MB? what? I have a macbook a1181 with no os, and only cds to work with. What ...
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Rescue a broken system' is not listed

Last night my Ubuntu installation crashed cause by me, I've been on Gparted. When I booted with Ubuntu Live CD I'm not able to see "Rescue a broken system" at the bottom section. How can I open ...
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Ubuntu customization [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 12.04 and I was wondering if I could turn my hard disk to an iso file so I could have my ubuntu running as clones on other computers? If there is any way to do this please let me ...
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Total Newbie confused about partitions

I am totally fed up with Vista, it has 3 different keyboard settings (AZERTY QWERTY and QWERTZ) depending on the software used (or the time of day) and freezes 7 times an hour or more often if it`s a ...
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How to customize ubuntu live cd plymouth theme?

I am planning to customize Ubuntu 13.04 live cd. How is it possible to customize Ubuntu live cd plymouth theme in ubuntu 13.04 ?
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How to fix Ubuntu getting stuck at creating ext4 file partition on LivecCD?

I have an Acer Aspire One. Not sure what version. I've had it for a year or two on Windows and then suddenly, I couldn't boot Windows anymore. So I decided to use Ubuntu. I first tried Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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Privileges for custom artwork in ubuntu custom live cd

What privileges should be given to custom wallpapers in Ubuntu custom live cd ? I am making a custom Ubuntu based distro, and for that I am using ubbuntu-builder. I added my wallpapers in ...
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Extended Ubuntu live CD iso

if I remember correctly there was a version of Ubuntu with "more" software pre installed than the default live CD .iso has but I cannot find it anymore. Can somebody help me? Thanks for any help.
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How to recover files from failed upgrade?

I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and am encountering a problem with graphics drivers. My plan is to re-install 12.04. Before I do that, I would like to copy some files from the machine. I'm ...
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Howto run Ubuntu with UEFI and Intel Smart Response Technology

This question has NOT been answered by the following due to them saying to permanently disabling these features Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system Install ubuntu on ...
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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?
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How install a new app from LiveCD into sleeping hard drive installation

I've: a pc with a running Ubuntu installation. a LiveCD running in the above pc with access to the hard drive Ubuntu installation filesystem. and I need to know how install an app from the running ...
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Will my original OS be deleted when I try UBUNTU?

I currently use windows 7 home premium. I want to try ubuntu without changing my original OS windows 7. When I get accustomed to ubuntu, then I am gonna migrate to ubuntu. In the mean time, while ...
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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 ...
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error change Lightdm to GDM in my custom livecd ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work

i'm change lightdm to gdm in my custom livecd, and when booting doesn't autologin. and when change back to lightdm my custom livecd already running normal. any suggestion?
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lubuntu 12.04 laptop fails installation if done with livecd

we created livecd on lubuntu 12.04. the following errors are observed: when iso is run on laptop with install option it gives an error as "installation encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop ...
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Need hdd access from live cd

Something went wrong with the kernels of my current installed Ubuntu, and because of this i can't access my Ubuntu installation, so I'm trying to make a back-up using a LiveCD and copying everything ...
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ubiquity doesn't appear welcome screen when booting in my custom live cd

I tried custom ubuntu 12:04, and when booting "welcome screen" does not appear. how to fix it? http://imageshack.us/a/img526/6687/d9m38bd276cvt72tdcb.png
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Trying to recover files from a windows 7 machine using ubuntu

OK so I cant boot my windows 7 machine and recovery tool wont load either. I need to recover the files from my harddrive and I heard about this through an internet search. Every website and youtube ...