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

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How to change the default wallpaper on the custom LiveCD?

I am trying to customize an 11.10 LiveCD. Everything is working great, except I cannot figure out how to change the default wallpaper. Which configuration file(s) do I need to edit?
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Grub2 installation from liveCD on HDD without installing linux

Before everything I would like to apologize, since english is not my mother tongue, I might do some grammar mistakes, I'm deeply sorry for the inconvinience. If i'm asking for help, it is because I've ...
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How do I create a customized CD that doesn't display any installation screens?

I would like to create customized Ubuntu installation CD. Here is what I want a customized Ubuntu Installation CD to do: Do not display any Installation Screens of Ubuntu. Manually, set default ...
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Fixing unbootable installation on LVM root from Desktop LiveCD

I just did an installation from the 10.10 Desktop LiveCD, making the root volume an LVM LV. Apparently this is not supported; I managed it by taking these steps before starting the GUI installer app: ...
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How to run the GParted Live CD image?

I downloaded the gparted-live-0.26.0-2-i686.iso from the Live CD page and added to my VM: A double click on the CD icon on the Desktop only opens the image folder. The option "Open With Run ...
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Building a Custom XFCE based Ubuntu Mini Remix distribution (14.04) on Ubuntu 14.04

I am building an Ubuntu Mini Remix Live CD (14.04) based on XFCE, and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 for this purpose. Now, what I am looking to get on the final iso is: XFCE desktop with custom (icon, ...
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Make Ubuntu 16.04 “live” (read-only with read/write layer)

I want to set up Ubuntu 16.04 like a live CD. This worked great in Ubuntu 12.04 but with 16.04 there are problems. Services are crashing, CRON doesn't work, X doesn't work, I can't even login to the ...
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can't login after livecd customisation

i followed the tutorial to do my own custom live cd with ubuntu 16.04. here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization everything goes fine but when i booted the genereated iso i was ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Focusrite Scarlett 6i6

Ubuntu 16.04 can't see my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 connection. Alsa mixer doesn't get any device. But on LiveCD Ubuntu 16.04 it works. Also full installation of Ubuntu 16.04 from LiveCD was without any ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 live CD not accepting password for wifi - Ralink RT3290

Ubuntu 16.04 live CD is not accepting wifi password for the WPA2 wifi network. Wifi is Ralink RT3290 pci express wifi card. The wifi card is working with Ubuntu 15.10 live CD. Wifi driver rt2800pci ...
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Will updates to LiveCD test be gone after I install it on disk?

If I run Ubuntu from a USB stick, and then install updates and drivers, will these be included if I now select "Install Ubuntu" on the laptop? It has no previous installation on it. Or will everything ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 using a bootable USB stick

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade my version of Ubuntu to the latest 16.04 LTS release. One way to do that is using the update-manager. Is there any other way to do it ? Like using a bootable ...
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Ubuntu Live User Password

We've all seen the question before; "What is the password to the live user on Ubuntu?" This is always coupled with the same, correct, answer; "There is none." But how does that work? If I were to ...
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Run Ubuntu on an iMac G5

I have an old iMac G5 (without a webcam) that I would like to get running Ubuntu. The iMac has no hard drive in it, and I would like to get a live CD running so I can test out Ubuntu before I buy a ...
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Selfmade Desktop PC - Ubuntu is not working - wrong graphics resolution

I've build a new gaming computer on my own and installed windows 10. It is working very well, but I want more privacy than win10 offers, so I decided to change to Ubuntu. On my old computer I've had ...
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Grub rescue mode, bios in order, won't boot from window 7 recovery CD nor Ubuntu 14.04 live cd, nor usb key

Alright. I have (had) an Acer Aspire 4739z. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 I have a grub rescue mode problem since booting in Rescue Mode (by mistake of course). And now the fun starts. My ...
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How to boot from non-Ubuntu live ISO images like Fedora or CentOS?

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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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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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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problem with mounting hdd on live ubuntu

I am trying to boot my PC using bootable Ubuntu CD. PC boots fine without any issue and I am able to use Ubuntu. PC has 1 500 GB HDD which i want to mount on this live ubuntu but I am having issues ...
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How can I check the integrity of a downloaded Ubuntu CD?

I've just downloaded a CD image of Ubuntu. I know the installer has a check CD option, but how can I check that the image is good before burning it to CD?
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using the Try Ubuntu / Live with 512mb of ram?

I've tried 14.04 and 12.04 ISOs which both successfully bring me to the desktop but there isn't enough ram to do anything and the OS crashes almost immediately after opening even just the dashboard or ...
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How to use Cubic to create a custom Ubuntu live CD image?

How do you install Cubic and use it to create a customized Ubuntu live CD *.iso file that can be burned to CD/DVD or copied to a bootable USB?
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Where can I find the Xenial source, and instructions on building it into an ISO? (custom install CD for Ubuntu 16.04) [duplicate]

I followed LiveCDCustomization and managed to build a distro: However it only boots with VirtualBox, and this guide is hopelessly out of date. Searching around the net, I found this handy tutorial on ...
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Live CD Boot not working

so I'm trying since yesterday to use Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr) (AMD64) from a live cd. My computer does recognize that it is Ubuntu, and it begins loading until the "loading screen with the ...
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LiveCD: Running a sh script on startup

I have created sh script that backs up computers to a network location, and I'm trying to make a LiveCD of Ubuntu-Mini Remix 14.04 that will be able to launch the script without a GUI. The script does ...
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Boot Live CD into 'Try Ubuntu' by default

I am creating a custom live CD based on Ubuntu 15.10. When the user sees the first boot screen (and doesn't press a key), it will automatically boot into a GUI menu where the user can choose 'Try ...
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Ran install from ISO to disk(Trial)Ubuntu 14.04, the disk installed beside windows10 but now have 2 screens to load…

Turn on power, screen asks which to load(From windows) So, I select windows, and poof, good ! Then if I choose Ubuntu, a screen says stuff, and ESCape is my option. Then I choose to boot (f9) ...
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liveUSB doesn't detect my intel wifi device. Can't enable wifi

I've been trying to install ubuntu on my new computer, HP Envy x360 m6-w102dx but in this computer, the wifi seems to be not recognized. I've been trying to enable it but as shown in dmesg | grep iwl, ...
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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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Fix network manager in ubuntu from live cd

A friend of mine (seriously, not me) has an ubuntu laptop whose wifi was not working after a broken proposed update. She knows even less than I do about fixing ubuntu, so she did apt-get remove ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and Install Windows [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it on my computer but now would like to remove it to install Windows. I cannot get the computer to boot from DVD so the windows install will not load. what can I do?
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How to create a Live DVD/USB without option to install

I have developed a custom distribution based on Ubuntu LTS 14.x intended to introduce non-technical users to using Linux on an existing computer, but do not want to risk them choosing an installation ...
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How to build a live CD/DVD from scratch with optional desktop environment and themes

I want to make a live CD/DVD in which I can optionally select the DE during boot. Ultimatatelt I'd like to select from (or at least install and run with) a different theme as well in order to quickly ...
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Can I use a USB stick for a normal install? (to get platform adaptability)

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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Is there a tool similar to YUMI for making a menu with partitions?

Is there a tool like YUMI for setting up a graphical menu on a usb stick for selecting which partition you would like to boot off? As in when you boot off the usb stick, it comes up with a menu like ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 causes “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present” - Computer can't start: Live Disc Repair Option?

I am a relative newbie who used Ubuntu 12 a few years back on an old Dell to install Bitcoin Armory for Cold Storage. When recently deciding to retrieve a coin, I also took it out of storage, i.e. ...
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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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Can't boot into Ubuntu live CD after Grub Rescue error

I was using ubuntu 14.04, for educational purpose I tried to install Edubuntu. After having problems booting into ubuntu live CD, I booted into my ubuntu 14.04, then I formatted the filesystem for ...
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Unable to install new OS after installing Lubuntu 14.04

I have install Lubuntu 14.04 in my machine, but now I want to dual boot my system. I am not able to install/boot any other OS including Windows-XP, Linux-Mint, Ubuntu 9.10, Lubuntu 14.03 etc. using ...
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Expanding partition in Gparted backwards vs. moving backwards and expanding

Which is quicker and safer?: Enlarging a Gparted partition backwards OR Moving the original (smaller) partition backwards, and then enlarge it? Example demonstration Enlarge /dev/sda4 to fill ...
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Ubuntu Live Cd Security [duplicate]

I am new to Linux so i have some concerns regarding live cd . If i can log in the system with the live cd and get root access then any on can do the same , so my question is how to stop anyone using ...
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Ubuntu Live CD Not Loading Properly - Hangs on Ubuntu Screen [closed]

I am the second owner of a Everex Stepnote SA2052T laptop with Intel Core Duo processor, 1.6 GHz,1 GB, and American Megatrends, Inc. BIOS V 02.59. According the the labelling, it came with Windows ...
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Live version of Ubuntu Server?

I know that Ubuntu Desktop comes with a Live mode, but unfortunately that DVD boots straight to GUI (I'm on a text-only machine). I haven't seen an option to Try Ubuntu Server. Is there a live ...
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Live CD asks for a username and password

When I boot Ubuntu 10.04.3 from a live CD, it asks me to enter a username and password. I have not booted before, and I haven't created an account.
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Restoring /sbin/init from Live CD

The permissions of my /sbin/init file on my Xubuntu system are 000. Is there any way to restore this file with a LiveCD (downloaded from the Boot-Repair page)? I read a forum thread where somebody ...
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need a live cd to boot to ram

I created a live cd using uck and want it to boot to ram by default. How can I do this? I know I can hit f6 while booting and insert toram=yes, but like I mentioned I want this to be setup by ...
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Can't login after fsck on Live CD

This morning, I started up to find all sorts of disk errors going on on boot, so I started up the Live CD and fsck'd my Linux partition. This fixed a whole lot of stuff, so I then rebooted. All's ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu delivering USB images instead of ISO ones?

So far Ubuntu (and derivatives) has been delivering ISO images to be burned onto optical media. Then there's a tool (usb-creator) to "burn" those ISOs onto USB drives. I could be wrong, but I think ...
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Are there any Live CD versions of Ubuntu any more?

Is there a CD version that lets you boot without changing anything on the HD's? Everything I find is to big to fit a 700MB CD. I have an old server that crashed and it only has a CD ROM. I've tried ...