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

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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 ...
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How to change the default wallpaper on the custom LiveCD?

I am trying to customize an 11.10 LiveCD. Everything is working great, except I cannot figure out how to change the default wallpaper. Which configuration file(s) do I need to edit?
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Raid 1 can't install Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop on HP Compaq 8000 from an Ubuntu live CD. I connected two disks in RAID, but in installation type, I can't select nothing.
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Ubuntu not starting

I have already burned Ubuntu to the disk. But after restarting I am not getting the language selection screen or any other option to install or try Ubuntu.
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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Can't get Ubuntu to install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is different about the Mac ISO image? I have a brand new SSD in my laptop. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu from a CD I downloaded. I burned it on my Mac and I feel ...
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Can't install due to “udeb file failed the MD5 checksum verification” error

I have been trying to get Ubuntu 12.04.1 (desktop-i386) running on my laptop. Have burned a boot-able CD containing 12.04.1. It allows me the option of Trying out Ubuntu before installing, but the ...
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How can I create a partition without the usage of Live CD nor USB?

Translation Is it possible to create a partition when using the system? When I try to do it on GParted, it seems that the options are disabled because of the disk is mounted and it cannot be ...
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Ubuntu CD Installer crashes with “erron5 input/output error”

I had 12.04 installed on a Satellite l635. I wanted to start over with a fresh install because I had experimented with a bunch of different things, and computer was getting glitchy and random freezes. ...
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I cannot install Ubuntu on my PC (Asrockp4v88)

I cannot install Ubuntu. When I insert the installation CD in DVD-ROM, my computer does boot from CD and automatically run Windows. I even tried to boot manually from CD but it does not work. My ...
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Ideal space for partition to install Ubuntu

I have a 60GB Toshiba satellite Laptop with XP Pro with one partition (27 GB are used by xp and 28GB are free). I am going to create a partition (with GParted from Ubuntu 12.04 boot CD) and after that ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a second harddrive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu? I have installed a second hard drive (256gb Crucial SSD) into an HP-dVt2000 series. I burned a cd with the download file. I can boot from the CD ...
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Can't use keyboard at all on 12.04

I have a toshiba satellite L770D laptop. Decided I wanted to put Ubuntu 12.04 on and duel-boot with my Windows 7. Problem is, no matter what type of keyboard I use or attempt to use, I get nothing. No ...
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Where are the CD label graphics and labels for the current release?

Did Ubuntu provide any CD label pics for the current release? I've looked all around in the livecd iso directories. I want to lightscribe something, for this Live CD.
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Difference between Live Session and Full Installation.

When I boot a computer from a Ubuntu disc and choose an option to try ubuntu. How exactly live session runs? Is it a full running instance of ubuntu os or some sort of visual interface on top of ...
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What's the difference between Ubuntu for free and the Official CD for $5?

What's the difference between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for free and the Official CD of Ubuntu for $5? I didn't know the difference.
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Customizing 12.04 from terminal

I recently read a blog post on customizing Ubuntu 9.04 (I believe) via the terminal. It explained how to download all the Linux base packages and create a Linux distro inside of a directory and then ...
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Problems installing 12.04 although bug has apparently been fixed

I was running 11.04 and I was actually having issues where my computer wasn't booting so I decided it was time to do that upgrade I'd been meaning to do for ages. I upgraded to 11.10, this worked ...
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Is there any way to make the filesystem larger when running from Live CD?

I am packaging an application for ubuntu and the only reasonable repeatable test bed I've come up with is a machine running a live CD. I can't use a VM as the application requires 3d acceleration ...
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How do I install programs in a Ubuntu 12.04 live cd or live usb?

Ubuntu 12.04 live cd or live usb. How do I install programs. Boot/OS and (optionally) configuration [in a tarball] are stored on read-only media. Any approach recommended? Maybe a good tool that ...
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How to restart in live cd persistence?

I installed a daily build 12.10 on my Mac to test livecd. I already had a pen drive formatted to ext3 labeled casper-rw. I had to invoke the "other options" with the F6 button so that I could append ...
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Why and where to create a loopback file for live persistence session?

I currently help QA team in ISO testing, but I stumbled on a test-case that required some extra research. I just learned about persistence from this wiki page. Ctrl+F to "Using a loop-back file." ...
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Error when booting from live cd

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 on what used to run Windows XP. The original OS is all but dead, so I am booting off of a CD created from the ISO download. Depending on the time, I either fail ...
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Can't start GParted on a Live CD

I can't run GParted on the Live CD because something called root must run it and I don't have the necessary privileges.
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How do I install Ubuntu in command-line mode from the Live CD?

I'm having 12.04 live CD . I want to install ubuntu only with CLI mode . I don't want to do like installing GUI and then setting it to boot to terminal . the purpose behind this question is I want ...
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How can I create a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?

How can I create a Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?
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LiveCD Boot/Install

I have recently built a new computer and have been looking to dual-boot alongside Windows. Trying to boot/install off Ubuntu/Fedora/Arch live CDs has failed across all distros and I keep getting the ...
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LiveCD Ubuntu 12.04, can't open file “Kconfig”

I am going to try and make this as descriptive as possible so you know what I am looking to do and so it is clear. Error message: ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/Liquidware_BeagleBoard$ make menuconfig ...
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Will a LiveCD with the Nvidia proprietary drivers still work on Intel or AMD graphics?

I have installed nvidia proprietary driver on livecd. Will it break the 3d support for free drivers like intel or radeon etc? The system is 12.04
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Read errors when installing on a 2009 Macbook Pro from CD

I tried to install 12.04 (32 Bit) on my 2009 MBP from CD. Partitioning, setting the timezone and entering the user name and password for the first user worked just fine, but just a few seconds after ...