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

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Cannot scp/rsync into live cd [duplicate]

I'm trying to scp into a box running 12.04 32bit livecd. The machines are connected to same switch & can ping each other just fine. I use the usual args, eg- scp -rp ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 without installing Grub

Using the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD, is possible not to install Grub? In previous versions, there was a checkbox called something like "skip grub installation", now in 12.04 this checkbox isn't there any ...
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Customizing ubiquity

I would like to create changes to the Ubiquity installer, like for example turning off the Try Ubuntu option and so on. I downloaded the source code and I am going through it but it is very hard to ...
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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...
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Divide error 0000 when trying to boot live cd [on hold]

I get some nouveau errors and a GUID screen with a bunch of computer specs... Can't boot live cd of ubuntu 13.10 and Linux mint 16. Can boot to windows 7 disk. How can I get past this? I'm on a laptop ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD install stuck on “creating user” step

I've been STRUGGLING to install Ubuntu (as dual-boot with an existing Windows XP installation, on a different drive and partition) for a couple of days now. I've already checked the md5 hash for the ...
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Wubi or Live DVD?

I want to install Ubuntu on this machine. Is there any benefit to installing With live dvd compared to Wubi?
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How can I create a bootable iso from an extracted Ubuntu 13.04 iso?

I have an extracted copy of Ubuntu 13.04 iso (live CD), but if I burn it directly it will not boot. Is there any way to create a bootable iso so that I can burn it to a DVD or USB flash drive? I ...
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LiveCD customization of Ubuntu 13.04/13.10: “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”"

Hello I've followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and when I boot my iso it appears a BusyBox showing this message: "unable to find a medium containing a live ...
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Gparted - resizing boot partition

I want to install Windows 7 on a computer which has Ubuntu 13.10. When Ubuntu was installed on this computer, its boot partition received all available hard disk space(except for the part given to ...
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Error: unknown filesystem. Grub rescue. Insmod normal not working

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and after a reboot I got Error:unknown filesystem. Grub rescue. I have tried : set root=(hd0,6) set prefix=(hd0,6)/boot/grub insmod normal But I get an error at ...
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Test if operating from live session or not inside a shell script

I have a shell script that can only be run from a live session (LiveCD or Live USB) because it shrinks the root filesystem of an actual installation, which can only be done when the filesystem is not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot from LiveCD - “udev timeout sbin/modprobe -bv” error message

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from LiveCD. I get the short purple-hue screen at first, but then I get the following error: udev timeout sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v0.... This goes on for 2 ...
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PXE Boot Recent Ubuntu Live CDs

I've been having trouble with recent Ubuntu live CDs trying to boot off of them via PXE. My ultimate goal is to rebuild an old Ubuntu 9.04 diskless box using the newer Ubuntu 12.04.4 build. When ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T61 laptop

I downloaded the Ubuntu file (Latest stable release) to a blank CD-R but got the error message that there was not enough room on the CD. One file got on the CD i think but more was supposed to be on ...
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How is ubuntu live user graphical session (startx) started up in a LiveCD?

I am trying to build a custom ISO, using ubuntu-builder. I've taken a 12.40 mini remix ISO as a starting point. Here is my specific example - however, I'm interested in principle how the process goes ...
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Unable to boot LiveCD on an Atom N2600

Recently purchased a JetWay MiniITX PC which contains an Intel Cedar N2600 Atom Processor. I'm attempting to boot off a Live USB with 13.10 64 bit (I've also tried 12.04 32 bit). It starts booting, ...
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installing firefox add-on into live CD

I need to create a live ubuntu CD that will have a firefox add-on built-in. I have checked the following page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization There are steps mentioned to ...
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/dev/sda is in use — from liveCD [closed]

I'm confused-- I booted from a ubuntu cd and selected the "try ubuntu" option. As I understand it, this is the new "live cd" style. I then try to check my HDD using fsck and it says that /dev/sda is ...
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The iso image made with remastersys boot only with the livecd mode

I have made an image of my ubuntu 12.04 system with remastersys but the only problem is that i can install it. When i take "the live boot option" or only "the intallation mode" I just have the live ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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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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Which Programs Are Included In The LiveCD That Are Removed Upon Installation?

I've noticed when booting up Ubuntu 13.10 – Desktop X86-64 disc in "Try Without Installing" mode that Gparted is pre-installed, however if you install Ubuntu to your hard drive the package is removed ...
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How are ubuntu iso's built?

I wanted to try making a custom iso with some extra packages. Though it is possible to do this manually (by editing a standard iso) using various tools, I want to do this automatically from the ...
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In grub went into system settings and changed priority of boot drives, now only booting to grub rescue. Help?

Whenever I power on I get this screen, where I can enter commands: error: no such device: e9e6b763-5dcc-821b-acc69c2eaaee. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have seen some other posts of ...
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Why do no wireless networks appear when I use Ubuntu or Kali Linux live CD on my Laptop's Windows 8 Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 driver?

My Toshiba C-55 A5286 laptop detects WiFi networks fine on Windows, but when I boot up a Kali Linux or Ubuntu 13.04 live cd, my Toshiba's Atheros Wifi doesn't detect any WiFi networks. My terminal ...
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TRy ubuntu just for a week and after that bring it back to its earlier state. Is it possible?

So, My dad is not at home and i want to try ubuntu. IS this possible to use ubuntu for a week and after that, bring everything normal. {remove the grub, remove the partiton done, etc.} I know that we ...
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Anyway to make a liveCD from my current installation?

Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd. What I'm aiming for is something like PCLOS's makelivecd so I can have ...
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Is it possible to clone an ubuntu partition to an iso?

I need to copy my hard disk into an iso which I can then turn into an Ubuntu Live CD. Is it possible to make an Ubuntu iso from my hard disk? If so, how would I do this? Thanks.
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How to Access Ubuntu files, while running from live cd

I write this Code greeter-show-manual-login=true in my Ubuntu etc/lightDM.conf, but when I restart my System ubuntu can't load it! Now I access this file with live cd, but when I open it and delete ...
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Why cannot read folders on LiveCD?

How do I move a folder to an external drive using a live disc? When I try it says: the folder cannot be handled because you do not have permission to read it. Thanks for the help everyone. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit Live CD interrupted during Gparted execution, what can I use to recover data? [closed]

Okay, so I started Gparted in a Live CD environment (an older 12.04.3 64-bit image from 2013, from when .3 just came out [which I needed to get working on my efi computer with secure boot enabled]). ...
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Replace “Try ubuntu without installing” with my custom text

I have edited boot/grub/loopback.cfg of the iso. I have replaced the menuentry in it "Try ubuntu without installing" with my text. Now when I make this Iso bootable using unetbootin , in the boot ...
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fuse-exfat installation error on ubuntu 13.10

Could someone tell me how to enable exfat on ubuntu13.10 please? I have followed several instructions all to no avail. First, following this instruction, gives me this error: The following packages ...
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How do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...
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repair windows 8 bcd/mbr

I was working on a dual boot and my windows BCD Is gone. I need it to run windows (clearly) I acquired a live CD for Ubuntu but I don't know the terminal command to restore boot data. So any and all ...
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Live CD doesn't boot, drops to Busy Box shell

I am a Windows user and I'm keen to shift to Linux, so I made live CD of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick). This is my very first time to use Ubuntu. I put CD in the drive and set the BIOS to boot it, and the ...
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What are some alternatives to upgrading without using the standard upgrade system?

What are some alternatives to upgrading without using the standard upgrade system? Suppose for example that I wanted to upgrade an Ubuntu installation on a machine with a poor Internet connection. ...
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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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Ubuntu live CD with custom kernel

I am trying to set up a live Ubuntu CD with a custom kernel. To set up the live CD I followed the instructions presented here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization For creating my ...
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How to boot live iso images?

I found that it can be done with loopback as follows menuentry "Lucid ISO" { loopback loop (hd0,1)/boot/iso/ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper ...
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Reset Windows Password with Ubuntu Live CD

A friend brought me his PC with Windows Vista to reset the user password because he didn't use it for a long while and forgot his password. So I found a tutorial on how to reset the password by using ...
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How to only allow to boot from cd?

I want to boot from live cd but I can't get anything to work. Only goes to HDD. Tried all the buttons at startup. Is there a way to ONLY boot from cd drive?
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what is the PPA's OpenPGP ID?

I'm creating a LiveCD from this guide and came across a line I do not understand: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 12345678 #Substitute "12345678" with the PPA's OpenPGP ...
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Updating to/installing Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10

I would like to upgrade my PC from 11.10 to 12.04. I tried to upgrade when I kept getting messages that 11.10 unsupported now. My PC crashed and I had to reinstalled 11.10 I made a boot disk for ...
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how to manage livecd collaboration in git

Im trying to create a git repository that will hold an Ubuntu LiveCD image so all my team can collaborate but ive hit a rough patch... if i create the repository from an open (unsquashed) image, when ...
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How can I add flash player to Lubuntu Live DVD?

I have an old PC with broken hard disk, and would like to use Lubuntu 13.10 Live DVD. I am using this old PC mostly for browsing net, watching videos and livestreams. So, I have downloaded latest ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 missing Try without installation option

I just created a Lubuntu 13.10 LiveDVD via UNetbootin on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, in order to be able to use Lubuntu on an old work computer that runs slowly on Windows XP (a Dell Optiplex GOX 270, in ...
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12.04 LTS not able connect to internet when installed, but could connect using LiveCD before installation

I met a strange problem. When I use LiveCD to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I was able to connect to Internet through wired connection, choosing "Try Ubuntu". But when I installed it, it could not ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...