Its a kind of boot which directly loads the OS without actually installing it. Its good for trying out and demonstration purposes and for kiosks.

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Systemback Live Image

I just used Systemback utility to create a live image of my 14.04 installation. I added the "include user data files" option. Now, my installation is over 100Gb, but the generated image was just ...
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Error When Installing Ubuntu?

Ok guys, So I am trying to install Ubuntu in my pc but it gives me the following errors: radeon 0000:01:00.0: Invalid ROM contents usb1-2:device descriptor read/64, error -110 usb1-2:device ...
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Update system from live session

I have a faulty system that refuses to show anything on the screen (the Kubuntu logo appears ok but no sddm for login). I was hopping to update the system (since it is a fresh install) with any ...
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If I install ubuntu on my USB will it affect my Hard Drive or will my Win 7 OS be lost?

If I install ubuntu on my USB will it affect my Hard Drive or will it delete my Win 7 OS? And how do I make it to be a live USB so when I take out my USB I can boot Windows and When I plug it in I ...
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My mini-ubuntu 14.04 served over network, can it live in client's RAM?

I am currently PXE booting a small (~270MB) Ubuntu 14.04 image and I was wondering if it would be possible to have the filesystem live in RAM as well With the current implementation the ro squashfs ...
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Switch user on live session gives “no passwd entry”

I cannot access my Ubuntu-system anymore (see this question). Now I'm booting my computer with a bootable-Ubuntu-usb-stick, this works and I try to access my files to keep my files on the hard drive ...
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Can I use Ubuntu Live as if it was installed?

In short, I plan to use the Ubuntu Live to develop for my Raspberry Pi. This include remote ssh, cross-compiling, etc. I do not wish to install Ubuntu, but I can use it live. Is there any difference ...
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Why won't `tail -f` follow my syslog when running live?

I want to monitor /var/log/syslog for any changes in realtime (or within-a-few-seconds-of-time), but tail -f won't update with any new changes. I'm running Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 17 XFCE live now, ...
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Can I download and run ubuntu directly from computer without blank CD or USB stick?

I have no blank disc or USB stick. Can I download and run Ubuntu directly to computer?
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Ubuntu Live: Disable Keyboard Shortcut Overlay on first boot

I am working on an Ubuntu 14.04 Live system. On every boot it displays the same "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay that is shown when you press the Super key for two seconds. This is a nice feature for ...
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Running Trusty Tahr in RAM

Is there documentation explaining how to fully decompress the filesystem.squashfs into RAM? The LiveCD has an option "toram", but the casper script copies the entire casper directory, including the ...
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Install LiveCD Partition

Ubuntu has a LiveCD version that is able to boot alongside the regular installation and is useful for tasks like repartitioning the system drive. I am able to put the LiveCD onto a CD/DVD or USB ...
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Why does the Ubutu 14.04.1 Desktop AMD64 tell me “(initramds) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto new built PC without an OS. I burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 Desktop AMD64 onto a disc and inserted that into the disk drive and set the boot priority to the disk drive first. ...
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How to: Persistent Ubuntu over tftp

i am currently booting my ubuntu successfully over tftp. I can also save the current state due to a casper filesystem on my USB-Stick. But i want to make my live cd persistent over tftp. I have added ...
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Ubuntu Live CD is Frozen - How to Recover?

I'm in a tricky situation. I'm running Ubuntu from a live cd. I think I have too many firefox pages and tabs open, so the computer is frozen. However, I have some unsaved, and very important, text ...
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Shutting down when Persistent ubuntu freezes

I'm using persistent USB, with 4GB casper-rw. Sometimes Ubuntu doesn't respond at all. How do I restart/shutdown safely without damaging the casper-rw? It got corrupted two times, and I had to ...
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Ubuntu Live over PXE Boot sets manual config for networking

I have setup a PXE Boot system where one can boot an Ubuntu live session over the network. Booting and installation both work fine, with the installation able to access the network. Within the live ...
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Ubuntu-Files become read only in production.App down

I am a newbie and I had posted a question on stackoverflow and I got a satisfactory answer.Now the site is back online. The issue was that the files such as thin.log and all the app files had become ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in live-environment.

I have problem when I try, install, or any execution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-Bit and 64-Bit using CD and Unetbootin on my 8GB USB and I can't find the solution on Google or any source about this problem. ...
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Error openning my hard-drive

I'm trying to open my main hard drive (on live environment - my ubuntu is on usb device) but I got the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/C0F89410F89406B6: Command-line ...
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“Not authorized to perform operation” when trying to open disc

I use Ubuntu in LiveUSB and I want to open the hard-disc of the computer or USB flash drive but ti gives me this error message: Not authorized to perform operation This happen now but not ...
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How to login again after logout ubuntu in Trying ubuntu live CD [duplicate]

I try Ubuntu 14.04 by using live CD and I logout that and now I can't login again because it asks me input username and password. I don't know what I should enter the usename and password.
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Update live USB distro?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 (and Ubuntu 14.04) on a pair of USB disks created by writing the img files to USB using dd on Mac OS X. Unfortunately these systems both have some known bugs (that have since ...
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All drivers work perfectly when using 'Try Ubuntu', but wireless breaks after installation

I have been able to boot and run Ubuntu perfectly off of my USB in 'Try it now' mode. It lets me select the proprietary drivers for my Broadcom wireless on my Alienware 17 with no flaws. After I ...
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Change default username in LiveCD

I've created a custom Ubuntu image for myself using UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). My question is: when I boot the image as a LiveCD or LiveUSB, it automatically creates and logs you in to the user ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 Live-USB Not saving

So this week I have been messing around with my USB drive. I decided to make myself an Ubuntu Live-USB drive (as I have done in the past). So I downloaded unetbootin and Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and set the ...
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I can't use my wifi connection in a live environment after restarting

I am using live mode of Ubuntu 12.04. Every time I activate the additional drivers and restart the system, the wireless connection is still grayed in the options, and the driver is still deactivated.
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Mounting the Live-USB partition

It is possible to mount the partition where the ISO extracted (Or we can say the root partition of a Live-USB ) not as Read-only but as read/write-able partition ?
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It is possible to update a Live USB with persistent installed?

So i have a Live Ubuntu 14.04,installed on an USB 2.0 8 GB Flash Drive,i've created 2 partition first around 1 GB for the extracted Ubuntu ISO and the rest is a partition labeled casper-rw for ...
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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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Prompt for Setup on First Boot [duplicate]

I would like to have Ubuntu set its self up when it boots, as Windows does. There is a laptop that I am giving to a kid on Christmas with a dead Hard Drive, and I would like to prepare it for him. The ...
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How do I get iperf on a Ubuntu 13.10 Live disc?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running from a live DVD disc. Unfortunately it does not include the iperf tool, so it will need to be added separately. I already tried the command below. apt-get install iperf ...
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Trouble installing Pokerstars on a Live USB without Persistence through WINE [duplicate]

I need to install any form of Texas Hold Em' on a Lubuntu Live USB that doesn't have persistence. I was able to download PokerStars.net by emulating the .exe (a windows type file) using WINE for ...
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Cannot install or run Ubuntu from USB flash drive

I've already tried a lot of different variations of install but still wasn't able to do this. I'm talking about 12.04 x64 version, but I've also tried 13.04 which doesn't work either. I'm quite sure ...
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What nfs export settings do I need to boot the Ubuntu live discs over a network?

End goal: Have the ability to PxE boot the ubuntu live discs over the network similar to what is seen in this guide What has been achieved: PxE server is up and running with gpxelinux.0. Perfectly ...
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Installing ubuntu-sdk requires cdrom. I have liveUSB [duplicate]

While installing ubuntu-sdk, the following is the output. Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130424)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press ...
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Bootable Ubuntu Install Partition [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on my dad's laptop a year ago and I wanted to install another ubuntu based distro on his laptop . He has no cds or dvds so I thought about making partition that would pretty much ...
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Where is everything saved when I “try Ubuntu without installing?”

The reason I ask is because I ran out of space each time Steam tried to unpack, and none of my drives or devices are full.
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Install linux to hard drive from live partition [duplicate]

I was thinking that I could make a small 4GB partition on my 320GB hard drive. This small partition could be used as a live install partition. What i would do is I would make the partition, boot from ...
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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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“no screens found” on Acer Aspire V5-122; Live Disk

Trying to do a 13.04 Live Desk on Acer Aspire v5-122, which has the touch screen. Seems to be going OK at first, but then drops to command prompt with the X server reporting that no screens can be ...
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Live DVD single user mode

I am tying to boot into single user mode using a live dvd, but i have had little luck, i heard that i should hold down the shift key during start up but it gave some messages then it continued to boot ...
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Make a bootable USB for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to run Ubuntu from a USB stick. Not the installer. The actual OS. I want to be able to run Ubuntu at home with my drive then go to my friend's and start it up there and have all my files saved. ...
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How do I change the keyboard layout to a non-standard one on a Live (USB) session?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 in a Live (USB) session. My physical keyboard layout is called Bépo, it is the French language Dvorak method-based layout. I would like to change my input layout to this too. ...
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What is the best way to try Ubuntu out?

A friend of mine loves Ubuntu with Gnome, but doesn't want to install it (yet) and doesn't want to use wubi. When I used unetbootin to put an Ubuntu iso on his 2GB usb stick, it worked, but it didn't ...
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Boot a DRBL Live via pxe

I'm running a FOG server and added many hacks to my pxe menu but now I want to add DRBL Live but it doesn't work I tried that with this pxe configuration LABEL fog.drbl MENU PASSWD ...
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Using apt-get install in a live environment

I would like to know where does data stores when I use apt-get install in a live environment (2GB USB). Does this write data on the HDD? Thanks.
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Cannot get to Ubuntu 12.10 Live USB Environment on the Microsoft Surface Pro

I'm attempting to boot a 64bit Ubuntu 12.10 live USB on a Microsoft Surface Pro. I do not want to Dual Boot. I have disabled "secure boot". I have a live USB that can sucsessfully boot on another ...
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Booting from network

Is it possible to boot (without actually installing it) ubuntu and run Ubuntu desktop image via PXE like a Live CD? I don't want the session to actually preserve state. Each boot should be fresh and ...
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Can't Even Try Ubuntu Due to error: failure reading sector 0x5b500 from 'hd1'

After years of hearing about how much better Linux is than Windows, I finally decided to make the leap starting with Ubuntu Desktop (I've tried to install both the x86 and x64 versions of 12.04 and ...