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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...