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

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Error: unknown filesystem. Grub rescue. Insmod normal not working

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and after a reboot I got Error:unknown filesystem. Grub rescue. I have tried : set root=(hd0,6) set prefix=(hd0,6)/boot/grub insmod normal But I get an error at ...
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Installing unbuntu in win 7

I try to install unbuntu through bootable USB, I choose language, region, but when it was installing (almost half) screen disappear. I cut power after 5 hour and... ...now I loose window operating ...
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Installing WoW on Live CD (on HDD)

Do anyone have experience installing a game (World of Warcraft with Wine), 22GB on a 1000gb hard drive running with liveCD Image? (Saying no disk space) I know the thing about persistances, but-.- ...
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Custom Live CD Failing to Boot

I'm trying to create a custom Live CD of Ubuntu 13.10 with an updated kernel among a couple other preinstalled applications. I'm following this guide, which is a bit tedious, but I can't get any ...
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12.04 LTS not able connect to internet when installed, but could connect using LiveCD before installation

I met a strange problem. When I use LiveCD to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I was able to connect to Internet through wired connection, choosing "Try Ubuntu". But when I installed it, it could not ...
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additional drivers not showing up when syslinux.cfg is used to boot livecd straight to desktop

I have created a custom LiveCD of Ubuntu 12.04.3 32bit using UCK. I created a bootable USB using Startup Disk Creator and I am able to detect and install additional drivers without a problem when a ...
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Windows 8 Boot problems after using chntpw utility

After recently being a victim of triplescomputers.com I used the chntpw utility password recovery to reset/disable the Syskey password encryption. I ran into a few hurdles such as mounting my windows ...
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Disable ethernet and hard drive access on an Ubuntu Live CD

I'm a teacher. At our school, we're looking into the possibility of using a custom LiveCD (or USB rather) for our students during exams. We want the live CD to come pre-installed with programs such ...
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USB mouse and keyboard not working in Xubuntu LiveUSB

I'm at my wit's end trying to get the latest version of xubuntu to run or install from a USB drive. Here's what happens: when I boot from the USB drive, I choose the 'Try Xubuntu' option from the ...
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If I choose to try Ubuntu can I save anything I download?

I have recently Installed Ubuntu to a usb as a portable OS, however I was wondering what would happen when I choose to install something on Ubuntu without actually installing Ubuntu on my pc, Would ...
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Can't boot Live-CD after Windows 8.1 pro upgrade

I have a Toshiba X75-A7298 laptop. I tried to install Ubuntu when I was still using Windows 8. At that time the LiveCD worked to some degrees. However, I upgraded my system to Windows 8.1 pro. I knew ...
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Unable to locate package chntpw

To overwrite a Windows 7 password, one can boot from a Ubuntu LiveCD and run chntpw. Unfortunately, installing chntpw is not so easy: $ sudo apt-get install chntpw E: Unable to locate package chntpw ...
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Is it possible to buy a physical copy of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Don't want to waste money on buying windows 7, so the laptop is going to be ordered without an OS. Is it possible to buy a physical copy (CD) of Ubuntu?
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Exception: 300 at tumbler_detect_headphone+0x1c/0x50 on iMac G4

I've made a live CD of Ubuntu 13.04, downloaded from here, which I'm trying to run on my iMac G4. However, upon typing live into the command line at boot, the nice startup screen shows up (with the ...
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Can I run ubuntu without loading it to a harddrive?

Can I run Ubuntu from CD or a memory stick?
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How I can know that a Ubuntu ISO was created using a Live CD customization tool?

How I can know that a Ubuntu ISO was created using a Live CD customization tool, e.g. remastersys? Or how I can know that a Ubuntu ISO was created or generated? Do Live CD customization tools leave ...
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Low Graphics on no Graphics Machine

I have a computer running Ubuntu 12.04 installed from a slightly customized live CD, with no desktop (it boots straight to Chromium). Recently after installing BitDefender I got the low graphics mode ...
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how to burn a live cd from bootable usb stick?

I’ve a ubuntu 12.04 bootable usb. but i want to keep a live CD of the same. please tell me how to burn a live CD from bootable usb.
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Why do things change between using a LiveCD/LiveUSB and installing Ubuntu?

Here have been a couple of weird experiences I've had with a Ubuntu LiveCD or LiveUSB: 1) I had one of the original Chromebooks (CR-48). I ended up wiping ChromeOS and installing only Ubuntu 12.04.0 ...
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Left click of the mouse is not working in ubuntu 12.04 live os

The left click on the mouse is just not working in the live os of ubuntu 12.04 and so to open any thing i have to right click it and select open and if i am browsing the net i have to open it in a new ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 13.10 from 12.04 lts [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts installed on my hp pavilion and I want to try 13.10. When I try to boot into the livecd, I get the purple ubuntu splash screen, then a blackscreen where some text flashes (to ...
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Burn Ubuntu to CD on Windows, then boot on mac

Is it possible to burn the Ubuntu desktop disk image to a CD on Windows, then use the Live CD to boot on a Mac? I have a Mac at work and a Windows at my home, and it takes a very long time to ...
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How do I add the unallocated space to my ubuntu installation after deleting the Windows XP Partition?

I just deleted the Windows XP partition in the Ubuntu Live CD because I don't use windows xp anymore, now I have this I want to add the remaining space to my ubuntu installation and make ubuntu boot ...
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LiveCD customization of Ubuntu 13.04/13.10: “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”"

Hello I've followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and when I boot my iso it appears a BusyBox showing this message: "unable to find a medium containing a live ...
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TRy ubuntu just for a week and after that bring it back to its earlier state. Is it possible?

So, My dad is not at home and i want to try ubuntu. IS this possible to use ubuntu for a week and after that, bring everything normal. {remove the grub, remove the partiton done, etc.} I know that we ...
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Can I fix all my broken packages with live CD?

how I can reinstall all my broken packages system with liveCD for Ubuntu 12.04?
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Ubuntu live cd wont boot from OLD machine

i trying to install ubuntu 12.04.3 on a (not super old) old laptop. When i boot from the cd it just displays a black screen with a _ blinking at the top. I have installed ubuntu before but this has ...
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Odd LiveCD error message that says “??? ???”

I have recently taken an interest in Ubuntu and considered putting it on my old computer that just manages to get over the minimum requirements. However, ever since the launch of 13.10, I have not ...
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Unable to boot a live DVD on Lenovo laptop

I need guidance step by step please. http://pastebin.com/J6ZaQ8fa Also, I am not able to access the content on the hard disk and DVD writer. Neither am I able to boot the laptop using a live CD in ...
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Live CD stalls when installing Ubuntu 13.10

Booting from Live CD Ubuntu 13.10 64bits, I can't get the installation page. Just a black page with a system prompt: "numbers" BUG: Soft lockup - CPU#1 Stuck for 22s. This repeats in a very short ...
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Kernel Panic on Live CD boot [closed]

This happens pre-DM loading after booting an integrity-checked Saucy Live CD. No peripherals. Is anyone able to suggest anything? Photo of the output: The TAILS live cd works fine, so I'm ...
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Can't access tty Error

I'm trying to boot up my ubuntu system from a live CD but it shows an error can't access tty job control turned off then it waits for me to enter commands how do I solve this ??
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Cant get to install menu, liveCD

When I tried to run the Ubuntu install disc i get a purple screen with some little images down the bottom, then a flashing cursor for a second and then the screen goes black like there is no in I ...
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The iso image made with remastersys boot only with the livecd mode

I have made an image of my ubuntu 12.04 system with remastersys but the only problem is that i can install it. When i take "the live boot option" or only "the intallation mode" I just have the live ...
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Ubuntu13.10 freezes upon DVD upgrade

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit and burned it to a DVD. I put it in my PC and booted to it, I chose to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10. It just froze when setting up my software, it has been about an hour of it ...
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How to upgrade to a newer release of Ubuntu using the Live CD?

I've downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 daily CD and I want to upgrade all my computers using this Live CD (they all run Ubuntu 13.04 presently). How can I upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 exploiting the packages in the ...
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13.04 won't start [duplicate]

I am trying to run Ubuntu 13.04 as live with the objective of installing it on a machine with xp on it. I boot from the cd and the process starts normally but stalls completely after about 3-5 minutes ...
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Live CD Live USB not working in samsung Laptop

I am using samsung notebook NP305E5A-A03IN (http://www.samsung.com/in/support/model/NP305E5A-A03IN). I had both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 got corrupted and I ...
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How do I create a customized Ubuntu Live CD? [duplicate]

I am trying to build a customized Ubuntu based Live CD. My purpose it to have Ubuntu based installable ISO within minimum required packages including GUI plus additional VLC, and PDF reader packages ...
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Why root http requests in netstat - running Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD?

When using Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD to browse the net with Firefox, I captured the following output using netstat: Active Internet connections (servers and established) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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Unable to boot from ISO image

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on VMplayer. Now I want to increase the primary partition size. In the Virtual machine setting, I gave ISO image(13.04) path to CD Drive. After booting the VM, I tried to ...
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making windows 8 partition larger

My diskimage is here: My problem is that I want to make my windows 8 partition larger. More specifically I want to use my Restore partition to enlarge my windows partition by 20GB.I think that ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD doesn't recognize keyboard or mouse

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 from a livecd, and my keyboard and mouse I believe aren't being recognized. This is an anomaly for me as I have used livecd's on my other computers in my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting - Boot-repair not working

Here is the story of what happened and what I did tried. First, I wanted to remove my Windows 7 from my computer, so I delete the partition. After doing this, I remembered that I forgot to take ...
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12.04 LTS won't boot after nvidia driver upgrade [duplicate]

I wanted to use the most recent nvidia-319(I think) drivers so that Steam would stop complaining about my drivers. I selected the 319 drivers in the System Hardware menu and rebooted. The system ...
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Getting permission denied when building and running c++ files on my flash drive while using a live cd

I'm taking a c++ class and I need to temporarily use a live cd as my regular operating system for my school work because there are serious problems with the operating system of the computer I'm using ...
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I don't know how to finalize my live cd install, there is always a boot error when sys reboots

I cannot log into the terminal after a live cd install, I get login name and password incorrect, Next question, How do i make my new ubuntu a permanent install onto my hard drive and then mount it and ...
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Can I have a Ubuntu 12.04 live usb work with both the -persistance and -toram additional boot options?

I really like using the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD/USB's "-toram" additional boot option for my laptop because "-toram" adds a few extra hours to the battery and makes things a little faster. I add the ...
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Want [ubuntu]iso bootable on external hdd as liveCD

---Getting to the point: -Would like to take iso file of ubuntu and put it on my hdd and make it bootable. Not copy from cd. Or use USB. -Strictly take iso, manipulate it onto hdd as live bootable ...
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Non-persistant user sessions with hard disk

Live CD/USB users often ask how they can have persistent changes but I'm after the reverse - I am building a minimal thin client using a hard disk and want it to act live a live CD, where all changes ...