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

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Problem running livecd on virtualbox

I'm trying to run a livecd on virtaulbox (Host OS = Win10, tried ubuntu & gparted live CDs). I've attached the iso Reboot and hit F12 And got this: FATAL: Could not read from the boot ...
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Backup Ubuntu from live disk?

is there a way to back up all of my data from a live disk? I just need my installed programs and files. My grub messed up and I'm just starting over. Here is the link to the issue I had for more ...
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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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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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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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Install ubuntu desk top 16.04 after downloading

So I've done what was recommended by backing my files and downloaded ubuntu desktop 16.04. Now from the downloads how do I get it on to a cd in order to install it. Using the outdated 10.04.
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How do use my ubuntu live cd without a black screen? [duplicate]

I burned an ubuntu 16.04 live cd and tried to boot with it using my laptop. I got to the menu where it asked me to try out the OS or install it but when i selected "try out" my screen went black and i ...
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Can't preseed Ubuntu Desktop installation

I've downloaded Ubuntu Desktop Live media and was unable to preseed installation changing boot args to: boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz net.ifnames=0 auto-install/enable=true debconf/priority=...
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16.04 dont load on Asus n552vw

[solved]Live-cd 16.04 don't load on my new Asus n552vw (boot hangs with no message). On the same machine Mint 17.3 works fine.
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Option to Try Lubuntu without installing is missing at boot menu for 16.04 [closed]

I downloaded and burned the 32-bit PC (i386) desktop image, and was able to boot from CD, but the list of choices displayed did not include the option to try lubuntu without installing. Any idea what ...
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Where can I find the log files for mounting disks?

I understand if I boot from a live cd I can see all the system logs under System > Administration > File Log Viewer I have a major error with a disk not mounting and I want to trace i tback to the ...
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Custom system with live-build

Has anyone customized Debian or Ubuntu using the live-build? I can generate the iso and install but I can never use as a Live CD. Always lock before TTY. Some example that works? With Gnome and ...
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Determine Ubuntu version on SDD using Live CD

I have Ubuntu installed on my SSD but unable to boot to it after a SSD-to-SSD clone. I want to repair/reinstall Grub, but I don't recall the version of Ubuntu I had installed. So I have booted with a ...
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Laptop without screen

I'm trying to give my old laptop a new life. The screen broke, so i removed it and i am planning to turn it into a media center. It's a HP Pavilion M6 laptop. It perfectly starts from a live CD, but ...
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Ubuntu Live CD persistence ISO on hard disk

I am trying to setup persistence while booting from a customized (uck) ubuntu Live CD ( 16.04 ) ISO which is stored on my hard drive ( hda ). My Grub configuration for the Live CD is as follows : ...
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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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Is dual booting ubuntu and fedora/openSUSE as easy as popping in a liveCD?

I wish to dual boot ubuntu (currently installed) with fedora and/or openSUSE (fedora for vanilla gnome and SUSE for a good KDE experience). I do not know much about dual booting and grub. Do I only ...
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Why my freshly installed Xenial suffer GPE storms and booting the Live-CD doesn't?

I wonder what is the difference between the livecd environment and the installed invironpent in Xenial since a problem I have in a freshly installed system, doesn't occur booting the livecd. The ...
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How to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04 starting from the netboot image?

I want to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04, starting with the netboot image The install is via preseeded PXE boot. In the preseed I've tried the ubuntu-desktop task: tasksel tasksel/...
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Is there a LiveCD that contains TeamViewer that works out-of-the-box? If not, how can I generate one?

Is there a Ubuntu distribution that comes with TeamViewer (or similar VNC based service) that is as foolproof as possible?
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Make custom Ubuntu flavour [duplicate]

I have seen some videos on how to make Ubuntu into a beautiful and efficient i3 system with all unnecessary apps removed. But rather than having to configuring such a system multiple times, I would ...
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linux format magazine cd won't boot?

I recently purchased a Linux Format Magazine and decided to boot the Ubuntu Desktop pack cd into my Alienware x51. I disabled secure boot keys and csm and set the boot order to DVD first then network ...
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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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Can't reinstall Ubuntu from LiveCD (16.04) after deleting it [closed]

I had to delete my Ubuntu partition and now trying to reinstall it with the LiveCD (version 16.04). But I get stuck at: drm:i915_gem_init_stolen [i915]] *ERROR* conflict detected with stolen region: [...
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How to Create a Netboot Server?

There are many tutorials for this already, but all of them seem to: Be spider webs of links that I have to follow to get all the parts working (and get lost in the middle of). I can understand not ...
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How to make a full Ubuntu install with a LiveCD-like bootloader? [duplicate]

Interestingly, on my Surface Pro 3 a LiveCD installation of Ubuntu (15.10) would boot without any issues. However, a full install on a USB3 SSD, (either in UEFI or non-UEFI mode) with or without ...
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Gparted: cancel pending operation

I started three gparted operations about an hour ago. It consist of moving a partition, growing another and then moving another partition. I would like to cancel the third one / stop after the second. ...
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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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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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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 iso-scan/filename=/...
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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 ...