A live CD, live DVD, or live disc is a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system.

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mount laptop hard drive disk from live DVD

I was following directions for changing the password for Microsoft Windows (on a laptop) with chnptw, but when I navigated to /mnt and /media the directories were empty -- I believe that the /mnt ...
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I need Ubuntu Desktop for developers. Can someone mail it to me

I don't have enough Megabytes for downloading the Ubuntu Desktop for developers. Can anyone mail me the copy? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you... Vivian, Papua New Guinea.
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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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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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Can't boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 LIveDVD or LiveUSB [duplicate]

I recently had a problem with Ubuntu that made me reinstall. Right now, I can't boot from a LiveDVD or LiveUSB. The Ubuntu DVD loading screen appears for a bit and after a few seconds the screen turns ...
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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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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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How do i install ubuntu on corrupt win 7

I have an assembled computer. It runs on Windows 7 Ultimate. I exactly don't know what happened but when I switch it on , it says that "the file checksum does not match the computed checksum". So ...
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Ubuntu DVD won't boot

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, but as I can't start Windows, I tried uninstalling Ubuntu from within itself. I downloaded os-uninstaller, but that works only with the "Try Ubuntu" option ...
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Should you use a DVD or USB for a fresh install of Ubuntu?

Some specs in relation to my laptop: 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW) Has both usb 3.0 and 2.0 ports. Will be installing on a msata SSD with no other OS Since Ubuntu gives you the option ...
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No operating system

I was upgrading my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the power failed. Now I have no operating system stops at "checking battery state [OK] I'm sending this message from ...
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ubuntu 14.04LTS live dvd halfway laptop hanging

i try to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit live DVD BIOS shows up, booting ubuntu starts Then teher is a white screen and no user interaction possible (for example Ctrl+Alt+Del, no reaction). The cursor ...
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Add files to Ubuntu Desktop disk image

I would like to create an Ubuntu 14.04 disk, with some extra files on the desktop - for instance, some HTML files with instructions for some project. What's the right way to edit the ISO file and add ...
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The UBUNTU Graphics Catch 22

Trying to use a Live DVD to run Ubuntu 14.04.1, I get the "Monitor signal out of range" error. I hit ctrl-alt-F1 to bring up the command line. I do sudo nano /etc/default/grub and remove # from ...
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does live DVD totally erase windows?

I'm buying a new laptop august 13th, the Asus X551MAV-RCLN06 is the front runner. It has the Intel Celeron N2830 dual core processor, 4 gb ram. The two options with the Live DVD are to use the whole ...
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live cd installation

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04.4-dvd-i386.iso from Ubuntu website, and I burn an image on a dvd. now when I insert the dvd and restart my computer and booted it from the dvd I got a massage said: bootmngr ...
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Multiple ISO in single bootable dvd

Its not just multiple Ubuntu distros in single dvd/usb as stated here or Ubuntu distos with other utility ISO's in a single dvd/usb I'm asking. I want to include Windows 7 or above version, Ubuntu ...
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If I burned a backup image of ubuntu onto a disk would it be possible to login to a live session of this?

I want to burn an image of my current ubuntu setup onto a thumb drive. My question is will it be possible to login to a live session of my ubuntu setup from the thumb drive.
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Can I use Ubuntu to create LiveCD/DVD/USBs of other distributions? [duplicate]

Ubuntu can be used to create a LiveDVD or LiveUSB of Ubuntu. But can it also be used to create LiveCDs, LiveDVDs or LiveUSBs of other Linux distributions? In particular, can it create these using an ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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Why Startup Disk Creator is showing a blank DVD's capacity as 2KB where 4.7 GB is free?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 (x86). I was trying to create a bootable dvd disk for Ubuntu 13.04. I have downloaded the image file (.iso) and successfully created a bootable USB using Startup Disk Creator. ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 DVDs, corrupted?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from DVD, but I keep having problems with them. I have tried with default Ubuntu and with Ubuntu Gnome. In both cases, whenever I try to demo or install ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD Installation not Loading

I am currently running Xubuntu 13.10, and have burned Ubuntu 14.04 onto a DVD. Whenever I put the DVD into the disk dive and turn on my laptop the Xubuntu start screen appears, instead of the Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 not recognised when installing Ubuntu 14.04

Blockquote This question already has an answer here: How do I install Ubuntu beside Windows 7 using “Something Else”? 3 answers I recently got a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. ...
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stuck in low graphics mode in Live CD as well as in normal boot after insatllation of Ubuntu14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.But it got stuck with error System is running in low graphics mode in live Cd booting as well as in normal booting.I tried all the suggestions in ubuntu forums. Can any one ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after running ubuntu studio 14.04 live dvd [closed]

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A with 6GB RAM, a 750GB hard drive, and an Intel i3 with Windows 8. I ran a Ubuntu studio 14.04 live DVD, but when I tried to boot back into Windows 8, I got a black ...
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Downloading Ubuntu onto a DVD-R

I was wondering if I will be able to download Ubuntu onto a DVD. If so, will doing so automatically replace Windows as my OS? I'm downloading it using someone else's computer and I don't want to ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 7 doesn't work

So I want to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 7 and i can't. If i install it from windows it works, but when i reboot my computer it just says something like put the disc in and reboot and then ...
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Unable to access “Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64” ISO burned DVD

Burned the ISO on at least 3 different drives but none will mount? Unable to access “Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64” DVD: Mount exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660' ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD installation results in infinite loop connected to radeon evergreen startup

I'm trying to DVD install Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my laptop. However, the DVD installer boot runs into an infinite loop when it tries to initialize the Radeon GPU, like this: [drm:r600_u] ERROR UVD not ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an empty hard disk, using OSX

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on an empty hard disk in my desktop computer, using a DVD, burned from an .iso. I used a Mac to download and burn the DVD several times again, using fresh ...
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Live DVD ignored when booting

I want to resize the / partition of a computer, and for this I need to use a Live disk. I've downloaded the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso file from the Ubuntu website, and I burned it onto a regular ...
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Trying Ubuntu from live DVD: hangs and/or gives “unable to find a medium…” error

I have an older desktop (general specs below) that I want to "Try Ubuntu" (12.04.4, i386) on using the live DVD before I install. However, I'm having several issues. The first few times, after ...
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Live-DVD of ubuntu 12.04/13.10 - system running low graphics mode error

I am getting this error when booting of a Live-DVD image also. After installation my system hangs when I click the "restart now" button. Then I hard reboot the system. then it says "system running low ...
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Live DVD does not boot even after disabling Fast Boot and Secure Boot

I'm trying to install ubuntu with a Live DVD, i'm running ELementary OS at the moment. My Live DVD was burnt in the correct way. I've already disabled Fast boot, Secure boot, Intel smart response ...
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Any chance of installing Ubuntu on existing bcache device formatted with btrfs?

I setup my system with btrfs as root file system to be able to install additional Linux systems later on (each with separate and small /boot partition) on separate subvolumes. Then I light-heartedly ...
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How to boot from CD / DVD and install from USB?

I've got an legacy Notebook (Toshiba Satellite 1110). I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately I was not able to boot from USB. The device is over 10 years old and has only got USB 1.x ...
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How to properly burn and install Ubuntu 13.10 from USB-stick or DVD?

A few months ago, I've downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 .iso file and made an usb flashdrive of it. It did not work, the boot seemed to start (that purple screen shows up) but not the screen asking about ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 can't see my WiFi

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 from a Live DVD. It does not detect my WiFi or any other WiFi that my Windows 8 always shows. I typed lspci -v in Terminal and here's what it says: Network Controller: ...
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Something wrong with my dual boot install attempt [closed]

first of all my grammar is somewhat below average so i beg your pardon i tried to install ubuntu 13.10 64 bit on windows 7 32 bit with 4gigs RAM using a live cd that i burned myself, i downloaded it ...
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Recovery DVD with more than 1 Linux recovery tool

I may have a difficult question. I want to make a ultimate recovery dvd with CloneZilla, Bootrepair, Ubuntu livedvd and maybe some other tools. My question is how to make the boot so I can choose ...
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How backup data from ubuntu using a livedvd with another ubuntu

I use a dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 . I cant have acess to my ubuntu, and I would like to backup its data from another ubutu bootable. When I look in the partition of the HD that has ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 11.10, because I cannot install WvDial on it. But In Ubuntu 13.10 WvDial is installed on Ubuntu 13.10 by default. How can I upgrade my Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 13.10 via live ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on computer via cd; no bootable device

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop computer, a Dell Inspiron 530, intel core 2 duo. I burned the DVD on my friends computer, it verified correctly, but when I try to boot from CD/DVD drive, it ...
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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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Odd LiveCD error message that says “??? ???”

I have recently taken an interest in Ubuntu and considered putting it on my old computer that just manages to get over the minimum requirements. However, ever since the launch of 13.10, I have not ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 with dvd

I'm a windows user thats wants to switch to Ubuntu as it is much better imo ( tried install with wubi (hd could only go up to 32gb)) so i decided to do a proper install using a dvd. I burned the dvd ...
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Live DVD's will not boot [duplicate]

I have a brand new HP Envy 17-j020us Core i7 w/Win8 laptop that I cannot boot on any live DVD. I,ve tried 12.04,12.10 and 13.04. I've tried Secure boot off and on, Legacy boot off and on. Grub loads ...
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Will a Ubuntu LiveCD be affected by a BIOS virus?

If I boot from Ubuntu DVD I notice that there are two options: Run from DVD without installing it. Install Ubuntu. My question is, If the PC has a BIOS virus and the first option is chosen — ...