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

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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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Soft lockup after upgrade - cannot install from live CD

I dual-boot MacIntel Core 2 duo. nVidia graphics. Ran upgrade from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (64 bit). On restart ran into {numbers} Bug: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s! [swapper/0:1] Tried ...
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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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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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DVD Drive functioning only with Ubuntu OS

Recently, I cleaned and assembled an Acer Laptop and attempted to install Windows 7 Ultimate (factory OS). However, the DVD Drive, an Opticarc DVD RW AD-7585H SATA, doesn't boot the DVD. I took 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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The iso image made with remastersys boot only with the livecd mode

I have made an image of my ubuntu 12.04 system with remastersys but the only problem is that i can install it. When i take "the live boot option" or only "the intallation mode" I just have the live ...
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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 — ...
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installing 13.04 on a 250gb internal, recognized by windows 7 and bios but not ubuntu

i've tried formatting it, deleting volumes and leaving it unformatted, partitioning, no dice. i'm a complete newb and this is my first time installing.
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“The selected disc image file isn't valid” error [duplicate]

I have been attempting to run Raring Ringtail (13.04) on my Windows 7 computer, just to see how it is. I'm not going to replace my whole OS... (yet.) Anyway, my BIOS doesn't support boot from USB so I ...
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Screen turns blank while installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a DVD [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 by DVD, I insert the DVD and select the booting option as DVD. Next I press the enter key to install. After few seconds my screen goes blank like when the computer ...
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Did I burn the wrong .iso file? [duplicate]

I have downloaded and burned the .iso on a MAC for installation on a Windows XP laptop that won't do much more than boot up. I am able to open the folder (from the DVD) on the XP laptop and it looks ...
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Ubuntu runs off Live CD but not from actual boot

I installed Ubuntu a couple days ago. I got it to boot, and it worked fine. However, after troubles with my HDMI (no sound) and presumably my AMD drivers, I decided to install a proprietary driver for ...
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Operating system not found after live DVD instalation

I Tried to install 13.04 from a live DVD after failing repeatedly to create a bootable usb. It says it installs and tells me to reboot but when I do refind can't find any bootable partitions. I ...
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CD Doesn't Work? (OS X)

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit version, converted it to .img, and successfully burned it to a CD. But when I inserted the CD, it said, This disk is not readable by this computer. What do I do?
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Ubuntu PPC version liveDVD not booting on powerbook G4 15"… What to do?

My 15" Powerbook G4 (AL) was getting too old and Mac OSX Lion installed by default on it was too boring to use as my daily driver.. So.. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 PowerPC version on it.. I ...
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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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How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1 (MAC OSX 10.6.8), but I don't understand how to do so ... Boot Camp (v3.0.4) gives me a message «impossible de continuer le téléchargement. Le logiciel ...
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DVD-R vs DVD+R for liveCD

for the past year and a half or so, I have been using Ubuntu as a secondary OS, running it off of a portable HDD. Within the past 2 weeks, my portable HDD has started to show worrying signs of ...
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Can I update a burned disk content from 12.04 to a newer version like 13.04?

I have burned a disk image of Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to know if I could update the content. Maybe it's a stupid question!
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Can I install programs on a live DVD, just to test them?

My Ubuntu's version is 12.04. Right now I'm using Windows, but as I've burned an Ubuntu image disk to a DVD, I want to know if it's possible to install programs on it, just to test them. Will it ...
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Unable to boot to live DVD on Mac PowerBook G4

My mac is really old. The hardware sucks, but so does the software. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit PowerPC on it, but whenever I try to boot to the live DVD, by either holding C' or ...