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

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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(12.04)? 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 ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...