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

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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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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, 11....
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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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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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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 the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD, but the only options I have are "Try Ubuntu without installing", "Install Ubuntu", and "Check disc for defects". ...
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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 ...
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Installing drivers using a live disc. Is it possible? [on hold]

I accidentally removed my video card and forgot to reinstall it. After rebooting and splash screen ubuntu didn't start and o couldn't start it manually because it stops before i get to the terminal. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 taking a very long time to install from Live DVD on a very fast desktop

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a DVD onto a very fast desktop. My first installation attempt was very slow, taking over an hour for the "Copying files..." stage. Then it seemed to stall ...
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Installing programs to LiveCD/USB? [duplicate]

I want to have an Ubuntu LiveCD or LiveUSB with a program (Cisco Packet Tracer) installed on it that’s always there every time I boot. Anyone knows how to do this? (Preferably as an image as I ...
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How can I boot a live system from a hard disk and then install to the same drive?

I need to install Lubuntu on to a hard drive that has no other means of installation other than the hard drive itself (USB, CD, Net, none of those are available on this system). What I have already ...
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start terminal from bootable USB drive

I am running Ubuntu from a bootable USB drive on an old machine. The graphical interface is using up all the memory and I actually just need a terminal. Is there a way to not start the desktop ...
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Ubuntu variant with Flash

Is there a Ubuntu variant that comes with flash pre-installed? I used to use Lubuntu, as chromium used to have it, but now it doesn't work. The reason I want it pre-installed is that I use it a lot as ...
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How can I save settings when booting an iso file from HDD?

I was looking for an easy way to manually save settings when booting from an iso-file in the hard disk with grub2, and load them the next boot; but maybe it would be easier to do a persistent boot ...
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Booting from the Ubuntu server CD doesn't start the installation process

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on a laptop with core i5 Intel processor and 4GB of memory. I don't want any other OS on it I want to use it as my personal server. The problem is when I boot ...
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Does Live CD require a hard drive to be installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Ubuntu live cd/dvd work with no hard drive installed? I have an old laptop which doesn't have a HDD and I can't get Live CD to boot on it. (Trying to boot using 'try ...
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How do I remove any data from a LiveUSB with data persistence?

I have miss-configured my LiveUSB installation and now when I run boot from it I get an error. How can I erase LiveUSB data? Can it be done from the booting LiveUSB menu? For some weird reason ...
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No Try/Install Option - Live CD on PowerPC

I am using a Lubuntu 12.10 Live CD on a PowerPC G4. When I start the machine (and tell it to boot from CD (hold down "c" key)), I get a yaboot prompt, with options such as "live", "live-powerpc", "...
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How to make my HP LaserJet 1000 printer work with Ubuntu live CD and save the settings? [duplicate]

I just want my LaserJet 1000 printer to work with Ubuntu live CD and save the settings. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I thought Ubuntu already had hplip to work with LaserJet 1000 little box. But when ...
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Why cannot install Lubuntu 12.10 on an extended partition?

This is about an older computer (Toshiba Satellite M70 that a friend wants to keep afloat) on which (beside Win XP) was installed the Xubuntu 11.10 system that would not work for some reason: now the ...
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To convert a Windows machine to Ubuntu, can I just boot the CD and install?

Rather than reinstall Windows I thought I would use my older machine to come up to speed on Ubuntu and dedicate the machine to that. I have another Windows machine operating do I just download Ubuntu,...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 11.04 Live CD on HP Workstation Z820 (UEFI)

I have an HP Workstation Z820. I would like to install Ubuntu 11.04 on it, but I cannot boot the live CD. There is an SSD and HHD on the machine, but no operating systems are installed on it. System ...
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I get a black screen trying to boot Live CD on MacBook Pro

I've been trying to boot into Ubuntu using both a DVD and a USB Stick. They both work on my desktop computer, but not on my MacBook Pro (8,2). I can get them to show up in the boot menu, and I get to ...
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GParted taking forever

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 from DVD. Every time I try, I get an I/O error. I've tried replacing the RAM, with no change. I decided I'd try to create a clean HD by booting into liveCD and then ...
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Custom Lubuntu iso errors

I am working on a project for which I need to make a specific and lightweight linux distribution. I have made a custom LiveCD ISO based on Lubuntu 12.04 for my project, and when I try running it in ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes on loading (logo) screen while installing

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop: Toshiba A-665 - i7 1.7 GHz - 4Gb RAM - nVidia GeForce GTS350M. After Ubuntu boot it always freezes in the purple loading screen, with the logo on it. ...
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cp hangs on certain Windows files

I am currently trying to use Ubuntu 9.04 live CD (it's what I had when my computer took a dump) to copy some Windows files from an old drive to a new drive. I'm using cp -Rvf source dest. The issue I'...
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Boot from Live CD, then install from USB stick? (because CDROM drive extremely slow/faulty)

I am trying to install Xubuntu on an old PC with: A USB port that can't boot, but otherwise works fine. A CDROM drive that can boot, but is extremely slow and fails often. I created a USB stick ...
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Computer Crashes under Linux Live CD But not Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Hi for a while i have been struggling with trying to get Linux running on my computer, (Specifically ...
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“booting system without network configuration” using a livecd created with remastersys

I have ubuntu 12.04 with KDE. I have installed remastersys and made a livecd (distribution) burnet with k3b on a dvd (3.2gb), but I left the video card ati driver because I would use this livecd only ...
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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 help....
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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 followed ...