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

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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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How can I create a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?

How can I create a Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?
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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...