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

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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 ...
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How much space do I need on my dvd-r for the LiveCD of 12.04?

I'm going to install Ubuntu version 12.04 but I don't know how much space on an empty dvd-r or cd-r I would need. Does anybody know? Also can you install Ubuntu directly on your hard drive? please ...
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How does ubuntu live/install disc jack boot/BIOS?

When you put the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD/Install CD in and start the computer, instead of saying "Press any key to boot from disk.........." and going to hard drive boot upon no key press, which is what ...
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Live cd booting to initramfs : medium problem?

I am trying to boot a 12.04, 32 bit french version of the live cd, however it drops me to an initramfs prompt. If I look at the dmesg output, I have some cdrom I/O error (sr0 device). If I check the ...
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Live CD customization queries

I have a few question related to customizng Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD using the tutorial given at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization . For me it was possible to modify till the section ...
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Run commands at startup

My problem is as follows: I want to to modify my Ubuntu LiveCD to run several commands at startup, but I'm new to Ubuntu development and don't know how to do this. What is the proper way to run these ...
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My computer ejects the CD while loading Ubuntu for install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? My computer will eject the Ubuntu CD after staying about 5 minutes at the Ubuntu logo and go black ...
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Installing 12.04 on a ASUS X71SL

I'm trying to boot a live cd with Ubuntu 12.04 on my ASUS X71SL laptop. I cant boot from USB, so I burned a CD, and changed the boot order everything. After booting the screen goes purple and changes ...
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How to upgrade/downgrade from 12.04 to 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? Now this might sound stupid, but coming from 12.04 I would like to upgrade/downgrade to 11.10. I can't do a fresh install ...
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Computer refuses to boot either ubuntu disk I'm using

I'm attempting to set up an Amahi server, and thus have taken an older PC and wiped it clean using DBAN. I'm now in the process of installing Ubuntu, but for some reason the computer refuses to ...
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How to build an “orignal” Ubuntu installer/live iso image?

Where to I find the scripts to bootstrap and create an normal Ubuntu installer/live iso image? Or in other words, how are the (X)Ubuntu default installer/live images build?
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How do I burn an Ubuntu CD or USB on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a PC with no OS. I have a Mac and tried burning the disk and my Mac did not like the disk. I would like to do that or create a USB boot instead.
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No keyboard after suspend, even after hard reset

While I was using a Ubuntu 9.1 live CD, I put the computer (Toshiba Satellite C655) into standby. After I resumed, the keyboard stopped functioning, though the mouse (USB) still worked. I decided to ...
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Why can I burn a Debian CD but fail to burn an Ubuntu CD? [closed]

I've downloaded ubuntu server 4 times now and burnt it over 10 times, trying to get it to work on an older machine. The burn goes through, and when the test phase hits there is always an error that ...
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Screen split oddly when OS is installed from a Live CD

Never used Linux before but I decided I want to start somewhere and Ubuntu seemed like the right place to start. I burned the 64bit version ISO onto a CD and installed it onto a fresh new hard drive I ...
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How do I convert my Ubuntu installation into a Live-USB or Live-CD?

Say I have Ubuntu installed in a hard drive What can I do to generate a liveUSB that is as similar as possible to the installation ?
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How do I add an icon to the unity dock (not drag and drop)?

I am creating a custom ubuntu live cd and I want to add a few items to the default dock. I think there must be something i can put in /etc/skel so that when the 'ubuntu' user is created at boot time ...
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What's the difference between installing and trying Ubuntu?

I was wondering what the difference between running and trying Ubuntu and I was also wondering if there was any downfall to running Ubuntu on a USB drive.
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How do I install Ubuntu on someone's laptop so they can customize it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make an OEM Install? I would like to give someone an old computer ("hand-me-down") after installing Ubuntu on it. Is there a way to preinstall and/or customize it ...
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Is it efficient to run my server on a live CD?

For the specific server that I plan on running, I've read online that it runs faster when hosted on a Linux based OS. I have a copy of a Ubuntu Disk. I don't plan on hosting this server often and ...
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Difference between LiveCD, LiveUSB, full-install, and persistence?

I am currently running Ubuntu as a guest vm on a Win 7 host via VirtualBox, but I would like to have a portable version of Ubuntu when I am not using my laptop. I am unsure as to the difference ...
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Ubuntu crashed unexpectedly when browsing

How can I boot to Live CD and then access Ext4 partitions.
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General rules for converting grub entries to grub 2?

I would like to change an entry for a solution to boot from CD from legacy grub (looks like title bla bla bla) to an entry to a format compatible to grub 2 (the one that looks like menuentry "bla bla ...
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Cannot mount USB memory in Ubuntu 12.04

Over the night I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. Since I am yet unable to access my actual installation I boot the Live CD from which I installed (takes ages in a fast system). I ...
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Why does the installer freeze at the moving dots?

I plan to install Ubuntu as the sole operating system on my old Dell Latitude 110L and the install freezes at the Ubuntu starting dots - it doesn't even get to the point where it asks if you want ...
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How to get past black screen with mouse icon while installing on Gateway MX6920?

I have an old Gateway MX6920 laptop that got a virus on its hard drive so I put in a new one from another laptop. When i turn it on it tries to load Windows but fails so I'm going to try to put Ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04 live CD

I am unable to boot from an Ubuntu installation disk. When I try to boot, it starts Windows automatically. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 live CD.
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How do I customize Wubi (like a LiveCD)?

I made an customized version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with my required software, but after customization, wubi.exe does not work. Any idea how to make it work again?
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My hard disk with Vista and Wubi is failing, how can I use Wubi to rescue it?

Can I just drag stuff to the 'host' folder? (which contains my windows files) or some other way? I have windows vista and the hard disk is dying (the annoying 'a hard disk is reporting health ...
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Trying to format drive fails

since I will be doing an internship for which i need to use Windows software, I have decided to ruin my day trying to remove my Ubuntu 12.04, install Win XP SP3 (since the DualBoot theme from ubuntu ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu CD

Hello guys from Ask Ubuntu, I have a cd of Ubuntu 11.04 and I started it the Live CD, but it asks to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10, I wonder if it will update my CD for ubuntu live CD without installing ...
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Difference between Live CD and Alternate CD?

I came across this term Alternate CD. How it different from a Live CD? Also why cant we upgrade using a live cd while we can using an alternate one as mentioned here? The link does not specify ...
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What did I do wrong installing Ubuntu?

I just attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my other computer. I downloaded the .iso file, burned it to a disc, and booted from it. Before I continue, I might add that I already have an OS on this ...
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ubuntu live cd start up error

First off, I'm new to the Linux scene. This is my first attempt to make a single boot installation for Ubuntu. I tried it for a few days in dual boot with win7 and I was sold, so i removed the tumor ...
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Live CD doesn't boot correctly!

I just tried to reinstall my Ubuntu 12.04 System so I put in my live-CD (64bit) and did a reboot. Then my computer detects it and it wants to boot from it. Shortly you can see two lines of text and ...
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How do you edit the Blacklist.conf file?

Is it possible to edit the Blacklist.conf file when running Linux off a Live CD? If so, how do you edit it? I tried typing this into the terminal but nothing happened: gksudo gedit ...
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How do I mount my external USB drive from the LiveCD so I can get files off of my laptop?

my laptop running ubuntu 11.10 was updated to 12.04 but failed halfway through update. i had no option but to turn the laptop off as it had frozen and back on again to find the laptop non functioning. ...
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Is it possible to create a live USB stick with a clone of my desktop installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? Live USB sticks really come in handy very often. But setting them up (installing and configuring all the programs I need) is tedious, ...
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Bootable “live” partition on 1TB External HDD

I have a 1TB WD Passport. I made a 20GB partition, formatted to FAT, for a persistent live Ubuntu install. The rest I formatted as NTFS, to be used for backups. I made the 20GB live install with ...
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Gparted resize of an extended partition fails with error “can't have overlapping partitions”.

I just decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Dell laptop. However I didn't do this manually but instead used the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option during the ...
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Modify U/K Live CD

I'd Like Modify Kubuntu 12.04 Live CD/USB (Chance name system Kubuntu for KWES DOS) chance Image ISO Linux & Splash image(KDE Loging in) for a Image plymouth etc. etc. tell me how! please