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

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Wubi or Live DVD?

I want to install Ubuntu on this machine. Is there any benefit to installing With live dvd compared to Wubi?
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Gparted - resizing boot partition

I want to install Windows 7 on a computer which has Ubuntu 13.10. When Ubuntu was installed on this computer, its boot partition received all available hard disk space(except for the part given to ...
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Test if operating from live session or not inside a shell script

I have a shell script that can only be run from a live session (LiveCD or Live USB) because it shrinks the root filesystem of an actual installation, which can only be done when the filesystem is not ...
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installing firefox add-on into live CD

I need to create a live ubuntu CD that will have a firefox add-on built-in. I have checked the following page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization There are steps mentioned to ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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Which Programs Are Included In The LiveCD That Are Removed Upon Installation?

I've noticed when booting up Ubuntu 13.10 – Desktop X86-64 disc in "Try Without Installing" mode that Gparted is pre-installed, however if you install Ubuntu to your hard drive the package is removed ...
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How are ubuntu iso's built?

I wanted to try making a custom iso with some extra packages. Though it is possible to do this manually (by editing a standard iso) using various tools, I want to do this automatically from the ...
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In grub went into system settings and changed priority of boot drives, now only booting to grub rescue. Help?

Whenever I power on I get this screen, where I can enter commands: error: no such device: e9e6b763-5dcc-821b-acc69c2eaaee. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have seen some other posts of ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T61 laptop

I downloaded the Ubuntu file (Latest stable release) to a blank CD-R but got the error message that there was not enough room on the CD. One file got on the CD i think but more was supposed to be on ...
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Is it possible to clone an ubuntu partition to an iso?

I need to copy my hard disk into an iso which I can then turn into an Ubuntu Live CD. Is it possible to make an Ubuntu iso from my hard disk? If so, how would I do this? Thanks.
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Unable to boot LiveCD on an Atom N2600

Recently purchased a JetWay MiniITX PC which contains an Intel Cedar N2600 Atom Processor. I'm attempting to boot off a Live USB with 13.10 64 bit (I've also tried 12.04 32 bit). It starts booting, ...
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How to Access Ubuntu files, while running from live cd

I write this Code greeter-show-manual-login=true in my Ubuntu etc/lightDM.conf, but when I restart my System ubuntu can't load it! Now I access this file with live cd, but when I open it and delete ...
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Why cannot read folders on LiveCD?

How do I move a folder to an external drive using a live disc? When I try it says: the folder cannot be handled because you do not have permission to read it. Thanks for the help everyone. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit Live CD interrupted during Gparted execution, what can I use to recover data? [closed]

Okay, so I started Gparted in a Live CD environment (an older 12.04.3 64-bit image from 2013, from when .3 just came out [which I needed to get working on my efi computer with secure boot enabled]). ...
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PXE Boot Recent Ubuntu Live CDs

I've been having trouble with recent Ubuntu live CDs trying to boot off of them via PXE. My ultimate goal is to rebuild an old Ubuntu 9.04 diskless box using the newer Ubuntu 12.04.4 build. When ...
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Replace “Try ubuntu without installing” with my custom text

I have edited boot/grub/loopback.cfg of the iso. I have replaced the menuentry in it "Try ubuntu without installing" with my text. Now when I make this Iso bootable using unetbootin , in the boot ...
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fuse-exfat installation error on ubuntu 13.10

Could someone tell me how to enable exfat on ubuntu13.10 please? I have followed several instructions all to no avail. First, following this instruction, gives me this error: The following packages ...
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repair windows 8 bcd/mbr

I was working on a dual boot and my windows BCD Is gone. I need it to run windows (clearly) I acquired a live CD for Ubuntu but I don't know the terminal command to restore boot data. So any and all ...
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How to only allow to boot from cd?

I want to boot from live cd but I can't get anything to work. Only goes to HDD. Tried all the buttons at startup. Is there a way to ONLY boot from cd drive?
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Updating to/installing Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10

I would like to upgrade my PC from 11.10 to 12.04. I tried to upgrade when I kept getting messages that 11.10 unsupported now. My PC crashed and I had to reinstalled 11.10 I made a boot disk for ...
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how to manage livecd collaboration in git

Im trying to create a git repository that will hold an Ubuntu LiveCD image so all my team can collaborate but ive hit a rough patch... if i create the repository from an open (unsquashed) image, when ...
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How can I add flash player to Lubuntu Live DVD?

I have an old PC with broken hard disk, and would like to use Lubuntu 13.10 Live DVD. I am using this old PC mostly for browsing net, watching videos and livestreams. So, I have downloaded latest ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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Is this possible to bring back a live cd session after an accidental CD-ROM unplugging for a while?

There was a power outage when I was using a live cd on my laptop with external CD - ROM connected to wall power supply, so cd was unaccessible and maybe unmounted for a second. Then the power came ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 missing Try without installation option

I just created a Lubuntu 13.10 LiveDVD via UNetbootin on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, in order to be able to use Lubuntu on an old work computer that runs slowly on Windows XP (a Dell Optiplex GOX 270, in ...
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Is there a LiveCD (not DVD) for Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I am working on a computer that does not have a DVD drive, and can read but not boot from USB. However, it does have internet access. Is there any super minimalist version of Ubuntu 13.10 that can be ...
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Make a bootable image of installed linux

Is there a way to create a bootable disk of the installed linux OS retaining all the settings and programs. i.e i'd wanted to restore all the settings and installed programs of my OS when i install it ...
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Restricted Video Drivers LiveCD vs Full Install

When booting to a live CD of Ubuntu 12.04 NO restricted video drivers are detected. However, after completing a full instillation restricted video drivers are found. Does anyone know why this is ...
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Installing persistent Ubuntu on a local hard drive using LiveCD

I am absolutely new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I would like to spend some time to try Ubuntu before a full installation. I have read a few pages about liveCD with persistent image and I have found it ...
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13.04 Boot from LiveCD into graphical safe mode

I can boot into the livecd without any problems, but to use my machine without it crashing I need to boot it into graphic safe mode and then use the nvidia drivers. Is it possible to boot into ...
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computer stalls when wireless activated

I have an old, slow laptop that runs XP and am trying to salvage it with Linux. I'm using the ubuntu 13.04 disk that came with Linux Starter Kit, running it as a live disk on my Toshiba Satellite ...
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Strange error while reinstalling 12.04

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) to an external HDD. I select where I want the swap area, the boot loader, etc (the "something else" option). That all works fine, then I click "Install ...
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Can I get a free Ubuntu CD? [duplicate]

Can any one help me get a free Ubuntu installion disk in Bangladesh?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...