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

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Run Ubuntu 12.10 from 8GB USB Stick (Non LiveUSB method)

This was how I used to do it: Download Ubuntu Desktop ISO to PC. Burn ISO to CD. Boot from CD and select Install Ubuntu. Select to install to 8 GB USB stick AND set GRUB to USB Stick. The ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Nintendo Wii

Hey I would like to install Ubuntu on a Nintendo Wii. I am using letterbomb to jailbreak and install the homebrew channel. How would I boot Ubuntu afterwards?
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My Ubuntu Disks won't boot. What am I doing wrong

I have been using Linux disks that I have received in magazines and now I want to get a 64 bit version of Xubuntu 12.10 (the magazine came with Xubuntu 12.04 32bit). So making a disk should be this ...
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What does Ubuntu iso “desktop image ” mean?

I see here the expression" desktop image" in the sense that it "allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later" Is this just about ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 : won't boot, won't let to boot from LiveCD/USB either

After a force reboot Lubuntu "boots" into a black screen with a blinking cursor. When trying to boot from LiveCD/USB I get the same result, so I can't access the system at all. BIOS update didn't ...
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Trying this again… live boot on arm device

To those who feel this is a duplicate, please first read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_CD to better understand the concept of what I am asking. Also note that the live-cd tag specifically ...
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Ubuntu 12 does not boot off live cd [duplicate]

Am trying desperately to boot ubuntu 12.10 off a livecd. I get to the startup screen and choose the "Try" option. It just goes to a black screen with a flashing cursor. I have tried "nomodeset" option ...
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Using a livecd on an intel iMac

I have a livecd that works on Windows. When I boot the Mac with it in and hold the option button, it shows the hard drive, a cd called "Windows" and a cd called "EFI boot". if I click on the Windows ...
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How to customize live Ubuntu CD with my own branding? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I would like to create a customized UbuntuOS (Live CD/DVD) for my office and house by installing some additional packages. I have ...
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cannot mount root filesystem on 10.04

I tried to apply the recommendation of question: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) After running that command: sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev I ...
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Ubuntu does not start from CD

Installed 11.10, I tried to start 12.04 from CD but just got the purple screen with color changing dots and then name Ubuntu. CD drive control LED shows 2 seconds with 5 seconds pause... Drive ...
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Ubuntu won't install from Live CD [closed]

Complete noob here. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a Live CD. I told the computer to boot from the CD (it does) & it reads the CD & then quits with the Ubuntu dots just freezing. I ...
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ISO booting with grub2 in Ubuntu on an Apple

I have Ubuntu with grub2 installed in an Apple Macbook pro with dual boot (using rEFIt), and I would like to use grub2 to boot the LiveCD ISO image of a system based in Debian too (CrunchBang). The ...
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Not able to create Live CD

I downloaded 12.04.1 on a Windows 7 machine. I burnt a DVD from the ISO image using Windows Disc Image Burner. I had 'verify disc' on. The disc was created successfully with no errors. I was not able ...
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Screen blank ('no signal') after choice “try Ubuntu”

I made a live CD and booted it up and chose to "try Ubuntu". Some stuff happened and now my screen is just blank and my monitor says no signal. Whats happening? Is it installing or what? Its been ...
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Recently upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and now sceen keeps flikering on and off

I recently installed 12.04 on my desktop and upgraded to 12.10. Since then the screen constantly goes blank every 5-8 seconds. It never did this in 12.04. I have the same issues when I have tried to ...
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How to get a Toshiba L505 to boot USB or CD

OK, have a Toshiba L505 (not sure of the extended model number) that got a virus on Windows and will no longer will boot into that, so I'm trying to revive it with Ubuntu. Problem is, when I tell it ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 livecd freeze [duplicate]

I have an issue about the installation of xubuntu 12.10 (boot usb, boot cd), The boot run but it freeze in the first screen (xubuntu logo),and I have to restart the laptop manually. I have read that ...
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How to create an Ubuntu 12.10 live CD? [duplicate]

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 installer from Ubuntu website. However, I find that it is not an iso image and I am unable to create a live CD (or DVD) from it. I could not find any help from Ubuntu ...
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How to make a Ubuntu LiveCD (on a USB)

I would like to make a LiveCD (on a USB flash drive) so I can run GParted and edit my partitions. How would I make the LiveCD? Since this is not windows, I can't use the normal one on ubuntu.com ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Live CD crash

Im trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 in my new system: i7-3770K @ 4.2ghz | Noctua NH-D14 | EVGA 680 GTX OC |EVGA 460GTX | ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 | 8gb G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2133 | Agility 3 128 GB SSD |  RAID0 ...
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Cant boot ubuntu 12.10 from LiveCD [closed]

I had Ubuntu installed for a few weeks now until it had a kernel update and I canceled the WiFi driver because it didn't work, since then I wasn't able to boot into Ubuntu. I tried to boot from ...
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How do I install Ubuntu without using a LiveCD/USB?

There appear to be two types of Ubuntu installations: 'live' installations (typically USB or CD) and what I'm going to call 'full' installations (typically on an internal HDD). Full installations can ...
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Is it possible to convert live CD to alternate CD using Jigdo?

Can I use Jigdo to convert a Ubuntu live CD to an alternate CD with minimal download? The CD image I have is ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso. Is it possible? Or should I have to download the ...
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Can't Install - grub probe: error: unknown filesystem — Help?

I can't install Ubuntu on my computer, I'm using a 12.04 LTS LiveCD. I have 2 empty hard drives (500 GB each) and no other operating system's installed. The installer always seems to be stuck at the ...
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Casper set hostname via dhcp

I'm booting sucessfull via pxeboot a live ubuntu remix. I wan't to set the hostname via dhcp because I'm booting several instances of the same image. Right now I'm using a hookline in ...
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Live CD won't start with UEFI

I'm trying to dual boot my Windows 8 machine with Ubuntu 12.04 but I cannot even get to the Live CD under UEFI. I've already set my UEFI boot loader to load from the DVD drive before anything else but ...
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Ubuntu Live CD hangs on boot

I have burned 11.04 to a CD to set up dual-boot. But the Ubuntu screen just stays with the dots below the name and nothing else. I would really like to try it out. Any help would be appreciated.
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Ubuntu 12.10 Install Issues

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a x86 Sony VAIO (its 10 years old.. running XP) and it is not working at all. I burned a LiveCD, popped it in, it came up to the Ubuntu splash screen then came ...
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“Loading operating system… boot error” when booting from live CD

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a new drive. I was running Windows7 on my SSD but when the drive crashed, I decided to use that as an excuse to make the switch to Ubuntu. I've been ...
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Boot custom precise live cd via ipxe

I configured isc-dhcp, ipxe and tftpboot so I can boot over network via PXE. It works the ubuntu netinstall image is booting nice with pxelinux.0. I created a custom live cd with this tutorial ...
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Can I open Synaptic Package Manager in a Ubuntu Live CD session?

thats the question. i screwed my harddrive and need to repair it in ubuntu live cd session with test disk that I Have to install with synaptic Package Manager, and I don-t know how to open in this ...
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How to PXE boot with the new Unified Image in 12.10?

How do I setup a "live CD" PXE boot with the new Ubuntu 12.10 with the Unified Image (since netinstall package does not exist)? Or the instructions here still work?
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Cannot access windows 7 NTFS /users/USERNAME all other directories are ok

a friends HDD is having some major issues and i am trying to recover data. Windows will blue screen due to the hdd failure, even using another PC with windows installed the diskmanagement tool hangs ...
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Black screen with blinking cursor! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? From my Windows XP SP3 machine, I downloaded the live image file for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I then ...
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Which tools helps to start Ubuntu GUI when boot?

I am on the way to create a Live CD from scratch. I used Virtual Box for this purpose. I installed Ubuntu base from ubuntumini.iso and installed gnome-shell. And installed Remastersys and created a ...
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Ubuntu Live CD: How to switch user on LiveCD to “root”

I have created my customized live CD by following the instructions @ Ubuntu Forum Thread 688872 The Live CD gets created fine and it is able to bootup as well. I see my customized setting in place. ...
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How do I customize a LiveCD that can only “Try Ubuntu”?

This is what I'm looking to do: Create a LiveCD that only can Try Ubuntu, can't install the OS at all. Boots directly to Try Ubuntu. I need to have certain packages on that LiveCD, such as fsarchiver ...
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Live CD crashes when removing it after installation

I installed ubuntu just some minutes ago. It said Installation finished, you need to restart your computer. Okay when installation finished then what's there any need of a cd in the drive. So I ...
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ubuntu 12.04 live cd installation process is extremely slow

It is on an older dell laptop( inspiron 1150 ) but it has 512mb ram, NVIDIA GeForce and an upgraded CPU. I am not an idiot and do not expect good performance on this OS but i just want to try it out ...
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Getting “Try Ubuntu” Option for Netboot Ubuntu

I've been working the past few days to create a server computer that will allow me to boot a Windows computer on its network into Ubuntu, but without damaging any of the files on the Windows client ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on an HP Pavilion ze1202 with 256MB RAM

I want to install Ubuntu on an HP Pavilion ze1202 with 256MB RAM but I can't install. Any help? I tried installing it twice already and either its RAM is too slow but it shows the installation page. ...
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Diagnoses Live OS

I was wondering if there is a live ubuntu or linux in general OS built for running hardware and software diagnostics no matter what condition the hardware is in.
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Error when Installing From LiveCD - unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

I have read the other post but seems like they did not help my problem...So im getting unable to find a medium containing a live file system” error when installing it gets to a certin line in the ...
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Booting the liveCD/USB in EFI mode fails on Samsung Tablet XE700T1A

My tablet is Samsung Series 7 Slate (XE700T1A-A02FR (French Language)). It operates an Intel Sandy Bridge architecture. The main issue about this tablet is that it ships with an installed Windows 7 in ...
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LiveCD hangs when removing boot CD for burning another [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get Ubuntu installed after deleting Windows and with no other OS present? I downloaded an image of 12.04 and I want to burn it onto a CD. Apparently each time I ...
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How to access hard drive files from liveCD?

I don't know what files or file types are there on the hard drive nor do I know the file system in which the hard disk is written on. I am not able to view it in the home folder after booting from the ...
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Adding a password to an Ubuntu Live CD

I've made a personal Live CD on Ubuntu builder but I didn't add a password to the Live CD. Is it possible to add a password to a live CD in any way? (before or after creating the CD)
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Damaged PowerPC Iso?

I have an iMac G4 onto which I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.4.1. But every time I download the image, I get a message warning that the image might be damaged. Is this a problem with the image or ...
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LiveCD/USB boot issues with Ubuntu 12.04 on blank drive

Not sure how common this issue is, or even how badly I may be missing something simple, but I am a first time user having some serious problems. Some background: old HDD running Windows 7 developed ...