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

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Mouse not working in xubuntu

Hi i am new to the linux world and i decided to install xubuntu 14.04. To test xubuntu 14.04, I booted with the xubuntu live CD into my desktop. I was pleasantly surprised to find it worked nicely, ...
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Could not find a kernel image on LiveCD 14.04 LTS

I downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 4 times from 4 different official mirrors and when I use them they all gave me this message, I can not even get to the menu to check the disk. Could not find ...
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Recover Files Using Live CD

I've got a hard drive with personal files I need. Long story short, when I tried to update from 13.10 to 14.04, Ubuntu flipped out and bricked, and now it won't boot. I want to just do a fresh install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Wireless crash

I am currently trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 7720 stock model, I was attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS w/ Windows 8.1 SP0. After some issues I was having w/ grub and ...
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Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu shuts down for no reason

Up until 2 days ago Ubuntu 12.04 was going simply great, then the update manager prompted for some updates and I continued as usual. After that I continued to use the computer for few more hours ...
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Ubuntu desktop with citrix receiver

Is it possible to built an Ubuntu desktop which would autostart the Citrix Receiver after boot? The plan is for the user to see nothing other than the virtual desktop with the login screen.
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Cannot scp/rsync into live cd [duplicate]

I'm trying to scp into a box running 12.04 32bit livecd. The machines are connected to same switch & can ping each other just fine. I use the usual args, eg- scp -rp ...
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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD install stuck on “creating user” step

I've been STRUGGLING to install Ubuntu (as dual-boot with an existing Windows XP installation, on a different drive and partition) for a couple of days now. I've already checked the md5 hash for the ...
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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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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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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 wrote 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...