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

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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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Fixing a broken Live CD

So I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and linux systems in general. I started using them about 3 months ago. Recently everything was working fine, (I even figured out how to get WoW working perfectly all on my ...
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Stuck at GRUB menu

I feel really dumb saying this... Thanks to the help I received on this forum, I finally fixed my Wine/Pipelight issue and could finally upgrade from 'Trusty' to 'Utopic'. To clean up extra files, ...
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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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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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Kubuntu LiveCD shuts down computer

A bit of background before the problem. I have two computers, one was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and working as a server, the other running Win7 64-bit. While trying to test new hardware for the server ...
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Reboot and Select Boot Device after full format/install from 14.04 live cd

I'm trying to install 14.04.01 as a fresh OS on my laptop (previously a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10). After running the live CD and selecting Install Ubuntu, I went through the whole ...
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Strange error while reinstalling 12.04

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) to an external HDD. I select where I want the swap area, the boot loader, etc (the "something else" option). That all works fine, then I click "Install ...
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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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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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Missing initramfs from usb boot drive

Every time I try to boot up an Ubuntu distro on my laptop (11.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10) I get this kernel panic message on boot: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ...
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How can I add flash player to Lubuntu Live DVD? [duplicate]

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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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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Unpack ISO image, edit some files, repack an ISO so that it still boots

So I've used the live-build tools with some success. An ISO is generated, it loads in Virtualbox but fails to boot because the config file is looking for vmlinuz.lz but binary/casper contains: ...
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Extract Customized Ubuntu to Live CD Installer (The Hard Way)

Maybe this question will be marked as a duplicate to this question. But the answer there wasn't the answer that I expected. (Mainly because I don't want an 'instant' click, click, finish method ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot problems

my parents have finally had enough of Windows Vista and are open to using Ubuntu! So far I am having difficulties with booting from USB and a DVD. When I boot from a USB I am at the purple Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to boot a LiveCD of Ubuntu via PXE using HTTP (not NFS)?

I've found a lot of blogs explaining how to boot the installer via PXE. And I've achieved it. But now I would like to boot a LiveCD. I've seen many blogs explaining how to do this using a ...
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nomodeset no longer working

I've always needed to set nomodeset on my machine on first boot before installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers (GT340 graphics card), which has always been easily achieved via the LiveCD's Boot ...
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'Remix' Live CD won't boot. Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init

So I'm creating a Ubuntu Remix CD based on this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch I'm pretty sure I've followed all of the tasks listed there. I move the test ...
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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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Problem in making customized Kubuntu LiveCD

I have planned to make a customized "Kubuntu" 14.04 LiveCD. For that, I tried using Ubuntu Customization Kit. Several attempts were made and built many custom kubuntu iso files but none of them were ...
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Using a bootable live cd disk image mounted on the hard drive

I want to mount the contents of a boot-able CD image, like Ubuntu rescue remix, to a partition of the hard drive. So I can have an entry in Grub to boot to the contents of that disk, ...
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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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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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Removing almost all applications from Ubuntu, Ubuntu customization kit

Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I am currently creating my own Ubuntu distro using the Ubuntu customization Kit and everything is going pretty smoothly so far other than a couple minor set backs. I have ...
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Ubuntu keeps booting from live CD after installation

It seems everyone else has got the exact opposite of my problem. They can't boot from Live CD but not other way around as I am...or at least that's what I'm assuming the problem is. Here's what I ...
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Running Ubuntu LiveCD with another language

When I loading from LiveCD I see Ubuntu with English but I need Russian. What do I need to do to switch to Russian?
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Ubuntu Live CD/Live USB problem

I have a problem when trying to boot from a live CD, and the same problem also happens with a Live USB. The problem that I have is that when I boot, the sidebar the the topbar load and look ok, they ...
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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? I've looked all around in the livecd iso directories. I want to lightscribe something, for this Live CD.
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using “try ubunutu” option

My question is similar but not exact duplicate of the question posted here... How do I create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu? I need unattended "try ubuntu" option. I do not want to ...
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14.04.1 AMD64 Unable to install or run live-CD session - BUG Soft lockup CPU#x stuck for xx s

The CPU number is not always the same. I have attempted memory tests, no problem. Windows 7 64bit runs fine on my machine, so I am a little hesitant to blame it on hardware. My voltages are not ...
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Cannot boot into Live CD (12.10), Live USB (14.04), or Boot-Repair USB

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu on removable media in an attempt to fix my bootloader for a Ubuntu 12.10 install on an HDD. However, it seems that I'm not able to boot into any of the media I've ...
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Windows 8 preinstalled + Ubuntu - not working [windows 8 directly launched]

Windows came pre-installed on my machine, and I got Ubuntu installed as well. The problem is that the system boots into Windows, and won't let me boot into Ubuntu. Here is my boot info.
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Where is the memtest option on the 12.04 64-bit live CD?

I'm looking for the memtest option on the 64-bit version of the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD, but the only options I have are "Try Ubuntu without installing", "Install Ubuntu", and "Check disc for defects". ...
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Why can't I access memtest from Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD on PPC?

I have a powerbook G4 laying around and I thought I would put ubuntu or lubuntu on it to learn about lunux. I currently have lubuntu PPC on the hard drive and it freezes after a few minutes of use and ...
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Remove live CD after booting from it [duplicate]

I would like to know if after booting from the Live CD i can safely remove it and keep using Ubuntu as if it were a live CD. If not, is it possible to do it in some other way? My laptop has 6gb of ...
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How do I create an installation CD in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I keep seeing information on installing ubuntu from a live CD, but can't find any info on how to create the "live CD". Is that information posted anywhere, or can you tell me how to do it. I've ...
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Where is LiveCD Ubuntu saving the downloaded files?

I wanted to wipe my hard drive, so I looked at the output of fdisk -l and run the following two commands: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb I thought sdb had something to do ...
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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 disable tty[1-6] in LiveCD?

I made a LiveCD of Ubuntu 14.04 using remastersys, and I want to disable tty[1-6] when boot from my LiveCD. I know how to do that in a local installed system, such as : vi ...
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How can i create a distributable OS from a modified install

I cant be much specific in the title. Anyways, here it is. Me and a friend have been working on an OS project for a while. Until now, he was modifying live image and using remastersys to create an ...
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What makes LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSBs slow?

Even on a rather good computer, booting from a LiveCDs or LiveDVDs is really slow, especially in the beginning before the operating system has completely loaded in. What is the major bottleneck in ...
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14.10 Live CD black screen

First, the cd (64Bit) is alright, tried on another computer and is working. Booting Live cd. choose Language (OK) Choose Keyboard-layout (OK) Wen I go further, a black screen appears, ...
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Customizing Desktop's menu bar for custom live CD

How to customize the text "Ubuntu Desktop" at the top left menu bar of Desktop in a custom live CD ?
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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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How to install Ubuntu Remix Mini on a VM? [closed]

My VM boots into live-CD of Ubuntu Remix Mini. How do I install it on the VM's HDD?
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Installing ubuntu on Clean Mac Intel / new HDD

It would seem like this has been asked and answered million times before! But none of those are really working, some where along the way all the solutions are diverging or very generalized! I tried ...
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How do I autorun terminal commands at startup in Lubuntu 14.04 LiveCD?

I'm doing some remastering of Lubuntu 14.04 LiveCD, and need to run the following command at startup: /sbin/ifconfig eth0 10.10.10.1 netmask 255.255.0.0 First, I tried modifying rc.local as ...
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LiveCD not showing welcome page

When I boot from the Live CD instead of the welcome screen with the buttons "Try" and "Install" and the language selection a weird GRUB appears with the options "Try without installing", "Install ...
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Live CD doesn't boot, drops to BusyBox 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 ...