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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
613 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
271 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
523 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
90 views

can't work with Ubuntu live CD

Trying to clone a hard drive using dd (that can not be mounted while doing a dd) I use the live CD to boot from and use the "Try Ubuntu" option. However, I get the error "The system is running in ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
509 views

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 ...
-2
votes
3answers
712 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
265 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
515 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
562 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
362 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
254 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
738 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
268 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
529 views

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 ...
1
vote
6answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
388 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
708 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
372 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
899 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
153 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
113 views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
671 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
328 views

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 ?
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
195 views

lubuntu 12.04 laptop fails installation if done with livecd

we created livecd on lubuntu 12.04. the following errors are observed: when iso is run on laptop with install option it gives an error as "installation encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop ...
0
votes
1answer
380 views

Need hdd access from live cd

Something went wrong with the kernels of my current installed Ubuntu, and because of this i can't access my Ubuntu installation, so I'm trying to make a back-up using a LiveCD and copying everything ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Trying to recover files from a windows 7 machine using ubuntu

OK so I cant boot my windows 7 machine and recovery tool wont load either. I need to recover the files from my harddrive and I heard about this through an internet search. Every website and youtube ...
0
votes
1answer
263 views

How to install Remastersys

I had ubuntu 11.04 LTS running and had installed remastersys. Now that I have upgraded my system to ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, was trying to install remastersys again. The website says development of ...
4
votes
1answer
10k views

How to burn / create a bootable USB or CD for UEFI-secure-boot

I used Lili (LinuxLive USB Creator) to create a bootable USB Stick based on the 64bit Lubuntu 13.04 iso with Windows 8 Uefi secure boot. The stick starts only in legacy boot, but not in Uefi mode. ...
0
votes
1answer
367 views

DVD-R vs DVD+R for liveCD

for the past year and a half or so, I have been using Ubuntu as a secondary OS, running it off of a portable HDD. Within the past 2 weeks, my portable HDD has started to show worrying signs of ...
-1
votes
1answer
306 views

Install 13.04 as base OS without ANY windows. Install on RAW disk [duplicate]

To whom it may concern, I am having an issue finding a live install iso for Ubuntu that I can boot my daughters laptop with to install Ubuntu again. Her last installation of Ubuntu 12.04 (upgraded ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Ubuntu 12.04 CD-R doesn't start when i start the PC [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu CD-R and a Samsung Laptop with Windows 8 64 Bit. When i start the Laptop with the Ubuntu CD-R in it, it shows the Samsung-sign, makes a "Beep" tune, shows the normal ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Rebooting Problem

After experiencing these problems Why is my desktop background blank after upgrade to 13.04?, Unity isn't working after running `unity --replace` I realised my best bet would be to uninstall ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't boot to Ubuntu 13.04 after installing

I know that there is lots of people with the exact same problem, but I can't get an answer from another place (I've really been trying for hours), so here is my problem. I got Ubuntu 13.04 on my CD ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Installation error while installing from CD-ROM

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04. And i have windows 7 already installed. But while installing through CD-ROM i'm getting this error: Unable to find medium for connecting live file system
0
votes
1answer
1k views

13.04 Will not boot on custom PC

I put in the DVD I just burnt of 13.04 in my disc drive and when I go to the boot menu, I click on UEFI and it says "Secure Boot not enabled." Then it loads up to a black screen with the text ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Ubuntu 12.10 unattended installations CD

My work require me to build an unattended installation CD for Ubuntu 12.10. I have searched on the Google but there is no clue or tutorial.
1
vote
0answers
528 views

Windows 8 live cd [closed]

I downloaded the iso file and burned it to a dvd but it doesn't seem to be burnt to it correctly I cant boot Ubuntu from it.
0
votes
1answer
303 views

How to update a package in ubuntu-builder which requires system reboot?

I am trying to create a customized ubuntu live cd using ubuntu-builder. I was following this perticular answer: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? If I try to update a package which requires system ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Installation error, live system does not exist

On rebooting from USB stick (used universal USB installer to write Ubuntu onto it), the installation starts but halts after a few seconds giving error: unable to find a live system What should I ...