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

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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 to create .iso from a liveUSB of ubuntu 13.04

I installed ubuntu 13.04 (UEFI mode) using a LiveUSB. but during installation it format my hard drive. And .iso image stored on hard drive. Now i only have LiveUSB. Can i create a .iso image of ubuntu ...
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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 chroot

I am using Lubuntu 13.04. How can I install the programs from a Live CD from chroot. thanks in advance.
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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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Privileges for custom artwork in ubuntu custom live cd

What privileges should be given to custom wallpapers in Ubuntu custom live cd ? I am making a custom Ubuntu based distro, and for that I am using ubbuntu-builder. I added my wallpapers in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How is there a 3.1 gb filesystem WITHOUT hard drives in Ubuntu Live

I am running Ubuntu live without any hard drives installed in my pavillion and there is a 3.1 GB file system. It is not on the DVD-r that I put Ubuntu live on. It also appears that someone is ...
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How do I transfer temporary CD files to bootable USB?

I created a CD with 12.04 and downloaded (and installed) a bunch of stuff. In Ubuntu, (running from the CD) I created a bootable USB with 12.10. How to I transfer my previously downloaded files to the ...
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UI freezes very often after moving the home directory

I maybe wrong but from what I understand I should've done the movement of the home directory to another partition from a liveCD, what I didn't do. I think that made the UI (sidebar, upperbar) and ...
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Installation Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation (WM431EA)

How to install Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation? I need instruction what I need change in BIOS for installing Ubuntu on HP Z1. I tryed all combination with BIOS and Ubuntu (12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, ...
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How to create Live CD once I downloaded the zip file.

I am trying to use Ubuntu to recover my Windows XP password on an old computer. I have the zip files and WinZip but how do I create an ISO image on a DVD? I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 and 12.10 desktop
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access to data via LiveCD

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. After one of the updates I could not boot successfully. There was apparently some graphical problem. A message popped up with four options to choose but I could ...
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Custom Ubuntu gets stuck on LightDM

I recently used Ubuntu Builder to customize the Ubuntu Mini Remix 12.10. I added Openbox, and some other stuff. I also added a guest user so that the LiveCD wouldn't be running root. After this,, it ...
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Does Ubuntu run from a CD/DVD save data ONLY in memory?

If I create a proper LiveCD and run the OS from the disc does it save any information on a hard-drive or is it ALL saved to the PC's memory? I've looked around for a clear, direct "yes/no" answer to ...
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Running ubuntu from LIveCD with no harddisk [duplicate]

can i boot Linus from LiveCD into a copmuter system where computer system doesnot have a physical hard drive.
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How to edit sda1 file from Ubuntu live CD

The file is /etc/inittab and the sda1 partition has been mounted. However, when I open the file in a text editor it is in read-only format. How do I make it writable from my Ubuntu 10 live CD?
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unable to get windows 8 comptuer to boot into live CD ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have an Asus X401A, brand new with Windows 8 on it. It malfunctions every single day that I want to smash it to pieces. And so I want to install Ubuntu. I burned a live CD Ubuntu 12.10, but when I ...
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GParted doesn't work in 12.04 Live cd

Here is the output from fdisk runing from 12.04 Live: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 ...
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LiveCD + truecrypt drive have write disabled

I've booted into my computer using a ubuntu 12.04 livecd, and have installed truecrypt. I have mounted a truecrypt drive, but I can't seem to create any files/folders on the truecrypt drive. The ...
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Where is the memtest option on the 12.04 64-bit live cd?

I'm looking for the memtest option on the 64 bit version of 12.04 live cd, but the only options I have are "Try without install", "Install", and "Check disk for defects". What am I missing?
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Get files from disk on Ubuntu livecd?

I have a messed up hard drive that, when I boot it, just drops to initramfs. I am a newbie to ubuntu, and I think the hard drive is failing. Is there any way to "take my files and run", per say? Like, ...
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efi boot sequence

It seems I somehow kicked out my 'diskdrive boot-option' for my blueray-diskdrive. I tried to fix it with 'efibootmgr' but I'm not getting anywhere. I think I just don't understand how to use this ...
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How to permanently, unfixably disable wireless internet? [duplicate]

I have a problem with internet addiction. (Yes, really.) I have internet access on my cellphone, which I don't abuse, but having internet on my laptop basically makes me completely non-productive. In ...