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

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Unable to boot Live CD with hard drive attached

I am attempting to fix an OS drive that had some problems after installing updates. The hard drive is currently not bootable. My main goal right now is just to get some data off this drive. I have a ...
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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operating system not found after installion from cd

I have succefully installed ubuntu 14.04 on sony vaio. After i click reboot now, it reboots and then says no operating system found! i tried to insert again the cd it enters and says try ubuntu or ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.10 on flash drive [duplicate]

How to install ubuntu 14.10 on a 16gb usb flash drive. I want to install it, as if it were the hard drive, not live cd, because my hard drive is broken.
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Customize splash screen on live CD. || Initrd.lz problem

I try to customize splash screen on live CD session LUBUNTU 14.04. According to this solution, i need to edit initrd.lz file and replace with my own plymouth theme. So.. # cd extract-cd/casper # ...
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Easy way for creating custom livecd

I wondered if there's simpler way to create a custom live cd than this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization For example, when you create a live usb by startup disc creator, you have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot screen

Today I tried to install Ubuntu on my Dell xps 8700 with windows 8 pre-installed so I changed my boot order to boot from the cd in the installer I chose to delete all and just have Ubuntu all was ...
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Ubuntu prompts me for a username and password when i didn't make one for Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I burned Ubuntu to a disc and tried it without installing it prompts me for a username and password when I didn't make one for Ubuntu. Do I keep them blank or do I use my Windows username and ...
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create bootable ubuntu 14.04 USB using only live CD

My hard drive has malfunctioned, I'm using the internet from the Live CD. But i want to watch videos and stuff and also download data. But for that I have to install flash, codecs and stuff. I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS x64 live CD or live USB doesn't boot on Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 motherboard

This is my PC: G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9 Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Intel Core i7-4790 3.6Ghz Box Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB MSI GeForce GTX750 OC 2GB GDDR5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ...
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How to make a new Ubuntu based distro by customizing the Live CD? [duplicate]

I would like to customize the live CD to make my own distro based on Ubuntu. The problem is that I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04. This means that I cannot use Ubuntu Builder. UCK doesn't work ...
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Can I use a USB stick for a normal install? (to get platform adaptability)

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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not able to boot any OS windows 7 or Ubuntu

My problem is that i can't boot to Ubuntu but i have Ubuntu installed. The problem is that by default is booting for Windows7 that is not working. And so i can't run any OS. My question is using ...
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Don't have reinstall option on live CD

I want to reinstall my Ubuntu 14.04.2 (Trusty Tahr), but the option reinstall without loosing data or something like that don't show to me. This is what I get: errase ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and ...
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lzma: initrd.lz: File format not recognized

I'm using this command to extract initrd.lz archive file: lzma -dc -S .lz initrd.lz | cpio -id For ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso/casper/initrd.lz this command is working perfect. But for ...
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Execute a shell script only for LiveCD session [closed]

I want to execute a shell script on startup but only for LiveCD session not for harddisk installation. Which directory should I put my shell script? For example Ubuntu somehow detecting LiveCD ...
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How can iget my Dell PC to recognize the Ubuntu live cd?

I am new to Ubuntu, I have an old Dell PC which uses XP. With the end of support I looked at alternatives and bought a live CD of Puppy Slacko 5.7, which I liked, but I wanted something a bit more ...
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Problem with graphic when booting from liveCD [duplicate]

i have laptop Lenovo ideapad z50-75 AMD version and i want to install Ubuntu on my external HDD. I setup bios to legacy mode and boot from liveCD. After boot ubuntu from liveCD i should see a window, ...
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How do I boot a Linux LiveCD on a Lenovo Yoga?

I just bought the book Hacking: The Art of Exploitation and it comes with a Linux LiveCD that is pre-installed with Ubuntu and a bunch of Source Code. on my desktop computer(running Windows 7) I ...
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Can't find C: drive using Ubuntu liveCD

I have encountered the "bootmgr is missing" error with my Windows 7 computer and I was not able to boot to Windows beforehand either. I am currently attempting to recover my files before I reformat ...
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How to create a live CD?

I am new to Linux distributions, currently working on Ubuntu 14.04. How do you make a live CD from a live installation? Earlier there was "REMASTERSYS".
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wifi works when booting from Live CD but not booting from hard disk

I had 14.10 running fine on my Dell Latitude until Unity flaked out on me. I reinstalled and everything seems fine except that "Enable Wifi" only shows up (and lets me connect to my wifi network) when ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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Fixing a broken Live CD

So I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and linux systems in general. I started using them about 3 months ago. Recently everything was working fine, (I even figured out how to get WoW working perfectly all on my ...
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Stuck at GRUB menu

I feel really dumb saying this... Thanks to the help I received on this forum, I finally fixed my Wine/Pipelight issue and could finally upgrade from 'Trusty' to 'Utopic'. To clean up extra files, ...
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Kubuntu LiveCD shuts down computer

A bit of background before the problem. I have two computers, one was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and working as a server, the other running Win7 64-bit. While trying to test new hardware for the server (...
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Reboot and Select Boot Device after full format/install from 14.04 live cd

I'm trying to install 14.04.01 as a fresh OS on my laptop (previously a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10). After running the live CD and selecting Install Ubuntu, I went through the whole ...
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Unpack ISO image, edit some files, repack an ISO so that it still boots

So I've used the live-build tools with some success. An ISO is generated, it loads in Virtualbox but fails to boot because the config file is looking for vmlinuz.lz but binary/casper contains: -rw-r--...
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nomodeset no longer working

I've always needed to set nomodeset on my machine on first boot before installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers (GT340 graphics card), which has always been easily achieved via the LiveCD's Boot ...
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Problem in making customized Kubuntu LiveCD

I have planned to make a customized "Kubuntu" 14.04 LiveCD. For that, I tried using Ubuntu Customization Kit. Several attempts were made and built many custom kubuntu iso files but none of them were ...
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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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Ubuntu keeps booting from live CD after installation

It seems everyone else has got the exact opposite of my problem. They can't boot from Live CD but not other way around as I am...or at least that's what I'm assuming the problem is. Here's what I ...
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Ubuntu Live CD/Live USB problem

I have a problem when trying to boot from a live CD, and the same problem also happens with a Live USB. The problem that I have is that when I boot, the sidebar the the topbar load and look ok, they ...
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Cannot boot into Live CD (12.10), Live USB (14.04), or Boot-Repair USB

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu on removable media in an attempt to fix my bootloader for a Ubuntu 12.10 install on an HDD. However, it seems that I'm not able to boot into any of the media I've tried....
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Is it possible to boot a LiveCD of Ubuntu via PXE using HTTP (not NFS)?

I've found a lot of blogs explaining how to boot the installer via PXE. And I've achieved it. But now I would like to boot a LiveCD. I've seen many blogs explaining how to do this using a (DHCP+TFTP+)...
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Running Ubuntu LiveCD with another language

When I loading from LiveCD I see Ubuntu with English but I need Russian. What do I need to do to switch to Russian?
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How do I create an installation CD in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I keep seeing information on installing ubuntu from a live CD, but can't find any info on how to create the "live CD". Is that information posted anywhere, or can you tell me how to do it. I've ...
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Where is LiveCD Ubuntu saving the downloaded files?

I wanted to wipe my hard drive, so I looked at the output of fdisk -l and run the following two commands: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb I thought sdb had something to do ...
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How can i create a distributable OS from a modified install

I cant be much specific in the title. Anyways, here it is. Me and a friend have been working on an OS project for a while. Until now, he was modifying live image and using remastersys to create an ISO....
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What makes LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSBs slow?

Even on a rather good computer, booting from a LiveCDs or LiveDVDs is really slow, especially in the beginning before the operating system has completely loaded in. What is the major bottleneck in ...
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14.10 Live CD black screen

First, the CD (64Bit) is alright, tried on another computer and is working. Booting Live CD. choose Language (OK) Choose Keyboard-layout (OK) When I go further, a black screen appears, ...
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Installing ubuntu on Clean Mac Intel / new HDD

It would seem like this has been asked and answered million times before! But none of those are really working, some where along the way all the solutions are diverging or very generalized! I tried ...
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LiveCD not showing welcome page

When I boot from the Live CD instead of the welcome screen with the buttons "Try" and "Install" and the language selection a weird GRUB appears with the options "Try without installing", "Install ...
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How do I autorun terminal commands at startup in Lubuntu 14.04 LiveCD?

I'm doing some remastering of Lubuntu 14.04 LiveCD, and need to run the following command at startup: /sbin/ifconfig eth0 10.10.10.1 netmask 255.255.0.0 First, I tried modifying rc.local as follows:...
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How to install Ubuntu Remix Mini on a VM? [closed]

My VM boots into live-CD of Ubuntu Remix Mini. How do I install it on the VM's HDD?
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Install Windows Alongside Ubuntu 14.04 on Second hard Drive

Currently I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on one hard drive, and I'd like to install Windows onto a second hard drive. I've read that I need to boot into a LiveCD, usually I'd use my memory stick for ...
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Why do I have to connect to the internet to install Ubuntu?

I have the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live CD, and I often install it on my friends computers and on my own frequently. So when I want to install it through a CD, I have to connect to the internet first? Wouldn'...
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Removing almost all applications from Ubuntu, Ubuntu customization kit

Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I am currently creating my own Ubuntu distro using the Ubuntu customization Kit and everything is going pretty smoothly so far other than a couple minor set backs. I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation problems

When installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit I get this error message: stdin:not a typewriter mounting /dev/sdb3 on /cdrom failed: Invalid argument failed to change /etc/passwd to 600 buffer io error on ...
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Creating a small, barebones, liveCD

So before I start off I just want to say that I have searched high and low for this and a lot of the customization software I have found either doesn't work or is no longer being developed. So what I ...