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

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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 ...
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Ubuntu LiveDVD problem

I am new to Linux, I tried Ubuntu 12.10. On a Laptop pre-loaded with windows 7, that was later upgraded to windows 8. I created a Live DVD, and booted the disc. When I boot from the disc, it goes ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 taking a very long time to install from Live DVD on a very fast desktop

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a DVD onto a very fast desktop. My first installation attempt was very slow, taking over an hour for the "Copying files..." stage. Then it seemed to stall ...
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Unreadable disk error macbook pro [closed]

I have a macbook pro and I burn the dvd and it is verified I insert the dvd and it says: "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" what am I doing wrong?
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Why doesn't my system boot from the installation disk?

In BIOS, I have set the CD drive as a priority boot drive. The DVD boots fine on my other desktop (Windows 7). My PC is a bit old, is this the problem? The DVD drive tries to boot but after a while, ...
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What is the username and password of the default user in the Live DVD?

I burned the 12.04 version on DVD. Then booted from DVD drive. Eventually I have a choice to install or try. I chose try. Then a dialog came up asking for my username and password. What should I ...
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Can I boot Ubuntu from DVD

Want to try running Ubuntu from DVD without installing - is it possible? Trying to save some data from an old XP machine, and I am hoping to boot up with a Ubuntu disk that will allow me to go in ...
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My DVD installer has been loading for 20 mins

I have downloaded your DVD image. I have burnt it on a regular dvd. But it has been loading for 20 minutes already. I've installed Ubuntu on 5 computers at least, and this is the first time I face ...
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Problems with Installation

I have downloaded Ubuntu three times; twice on a live DVD and once on my desktop. Now my DVD player is an sata drive so it doesn't register as a DVD it reads as another HD in the bios menu so I can't ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu screen during installation of 12.10

From 12.04 I changed to win 8 consumer preview and now i want to go to 12.10, however i cant seem get past the Ubuntu loadingscreen( with the dots going from white to yellow etc.) it has taken more ...
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Fresh install of 64 bit 12.04 over 32 bit 11.10 alongside Windows 7

I currently have Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit and Windows 7 dual boot in separate partitions. I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit (mistakenly installed the 32 bit 11.10 a little while ...
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Installation failure

I have just downloaded Ubuntu and burned an installation DVD. I used it to install Ubuntu on a PC running Windows XP choosing the option to run Ubuntu alongside Windows. I chose to install the ...
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Laptop switches off during the installation process

I am installing Ubuntu 12.10 on an acer 5315 laptop. I have burned an image of the ISO on a DVD and when the disk boots everything looks like it is going according to plan. I choose the option to ...
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Trying to dual boot 12.04 on Mac from DVD but rEFIt only gives “boot from osx” option. How to fix?

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook (which is a Mid 2007 model with Intel Core 2 dual and currently running Lion). I've burned the Ubuntu desktop ISO file to a 4.7GB DVD, installed ...
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12.10 Live DVD with no video input [closed]

I have been trying install Ubuntu 12.10, but as soon as it gets past my BIOS and to the screen with the blinking line in the top left, I get a no video input message on my TV (like when you turn the ...
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How can I Integrate Ubuntu 32 and 64 bit into a single DVD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DVD with both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu I have both 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 iso, but how can I integrate them (both 32 bit and 64 bit) into a single DVD with a menu to ...
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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Unable to create 12.04 boot CD or DVD

I am trying to upgrade my PC to 12.04, so I downloaded the .iso desktop file to burn onto a CD or DVD. Before creating the disk I first made a bootable USB stick (using pendrive), this worked fine in ...
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How can I create a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?

How can I create a Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?
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Why do I get “can't copy file” error at some point after starting partitioning?

I have the DVD version of 12.04, which I tried to install on my Lenovo machine with a Core i3 processor. It's working on live mode but when I tried to install to my hard drive it after telling it ...
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How do I repair Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on a laptop with water damage?

BACKGROUND: I have an ASUS laptop that has an AMD 64-bit processor, which also came with Window 7 pre-installed. Since I removed the original harddrive that came with it and installed a larger WD ...
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bootable disk and application on one DVD?

I have a program I want to use that only runs on a Linux OS. I'm in the process of creating an Ubuntu bootable DVD so my Windows 7 computer can run the program. My question is can I also burn the ...
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How to build an “orignal” Ubuntu installer/live iso image?

Where to I find the scripts to bootstrap and create an normal Ubuntu installer/live iso image? Or in other words, how are the (X)Ubuntu default installer/live images build?
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Make a live USB of your installed ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I wonder that whether there is a way of making my own installed ubuntu a live USB. The reason in fact is that I want to make my ubuntu ...
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Live DVD boot - lost Launcher in Unity

I wanted to check out the latest (12.04) version of Ubuntu to see if the Unity shell had improved, so I booted my Dell Latitude with a live DVD. My laptop is connected to a docking station, and I ...
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Whats the difference between the 12.04 CD and DVD versions?

I found myself in confusion when I saw a CD version and a DVD version of the Ubuntu 12.04. I once thought that DVD will include both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, but, actually DVD version also asked me ...
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The resulting .iso doesn't work - MultiCD

Burning a separate CD for each distribution (Ubuntu, Kubuntu etc.) is cumbersome. I found MultiCD which promises me to have a single DVD which can hold several distributions. It is very great tool. ...
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How can I install the LiveDVD in inside Windows (VMWare)?

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 (64bit) LiveDVD. I have also installed it on my system (with a partition) successfully. Now I need to experiment with Linux so I want to install Ubuntu in inside ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without CD?

My CD drive is broken,so I can't install Ubuntu from a CD. Are there any workarounds for that?