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

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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Installing a kernel from live kubuntu cd [duplicate]

I am a new user and dont know much about OS and kernel for that matter. I was installing/updating/uninstalling software using synaptics package manager and I may have uninstalled linux-image-xxx (xxx ...
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bootable USB drive and ISO images

I've some question regarding bootable pendrive and ISO. How to make a normal ISOimage(just containing folders) or USB boot-able ,if one wants to do it manually, how to do it ? what is difference in ...
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Set file as executable from Live CD

I'm writing this from Live CD 12.04. I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 and Unetbootin on my external hard drive, now I'm trying to make bootable usb drive so I can install Ubuntu 13.04 but I can't open ...
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Can I install Samba while running on LiveUSB?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu. I loaded Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB stick so that I could use the terminal to fix a problem with my android phone. When I try to install Samba, I get this message: The following ...
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How to install 'precise' linux-image package from livecd after I accidentally deleted all kernels? [duplicate]

I had some strange issues installing sudo apt-get install linux-image-server and for some reason apt-get was trying to install two different versions of the kenrel, the real issue was that I removed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to install program from Live-CD chroot?

I am using Lubuntu 13.04. How can I install programs from a Live CD from chroot?
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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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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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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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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 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 ...