Questions tagged [live-cd]

Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it.

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How to have Ubuntu read the file in windows hard drive which became RAW?

I have a 2TB USB Windows hard drive which suddenly became RAW. The hard drive contains only HD movies, mkv files. There's no OS there. From this link and this link, it seems I may get the chance to ...
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LiveCD ver 20.4.1 for AMD64 does not run

Live CD loads and runs on a multi-core AMD-64 box. The same CD over on my single-core AMD64 is giving me no joy. I end up with a splintered screen with horizontal lines, no menus and I have to bomb ...
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Updating Ubuntu failed, Grub2: cannot find EFI directory

Last week I was invited to update my Ubuntu installation (dual boot with Win10, dual HD, AMD system). This failed. On my Win10 system I created a Live CD and tried it that way. But that failed too. ...
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How to reset the root password of the Ubuntu system on Live CD?

Recently I got a customized Live CD image of Ubuntu 18.04.3 to install a customized Ubuntu system on a Hyper-V virtual machine on my Windows computer. However, I have only obtained the password of a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 infinite loop on reboot, with three services of systemctl

Ubuntu Mate 20.04 crashed and enters an infinite loop on reboot, trying and failing to start the following systemctl services: Stystem Logging Service (rsyslog.service), D-Bus Message System Bus (...
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Live disk won't boot

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 20 onto a second hard drive, Samsung 860 QVO. The primary is a 970 M.2 drive, this has Windows 10 on it. I am using a ScanDisk USB drive, 128 GB, for the Live Cd/USB. ...
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Booting error after resizing main partition

I resized my main partition using a live CD but when I restarted it got stuck at: started Gnome display manager. Dispatcher service...tch.cannonical-livepatchd. shutdown... What should I do?
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Why can't I extract _all_ of the ubuntu-20.04-live-server-amd64.iso initrd?

I can download the server live CD: $ wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/20.04/ubuntu-20.04-live-server-amd64.iso I can extract its contents: $ 7z x -aoa -o./ubuntu-20.04-live-server-amd64.iso.d ubuntu-...
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Create a LiveCD Distrobution .iso From Scratch

What have I done: Started with the Ubuntu Mini.iso 20.04 I have basically created a custom build in a VM environment I have installed xfce4 as the the Desktop engine. I have installed Nemo and set it ...
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Customize Try or Install LiveCD Ubuntu 20.04

Would you like help changing the Ubuntu name of the LiveCD Launcher as well as all installer screens can someone help me?
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Running GUI app on startup Lubuntu LiveCD [duplicate]

i want to run Chromium in kiosk mode on startup (Lubuntu). Browser is GUI App and runing it from rc.local not working. Is any way to run GUI Apps on startup on LiveCD? Im using this tutorial to make ...
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Install Ubuntu 20.04 DESKTOP with Software RAID 1 on two disks

So I have looked far and wide (but maybe not enough) for the answer. Historically, you could avoid the LiveCD and use the alternateCD / text installer to configure software RAID 1 on two internal ...
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Where is the RootFS for Ubuntu LiveCD?

I am looking to get some files from the Ubuntu LiveCD. I have a 20.04 LiveCD for it, and have burned it. I was expecting for there to be the typical Linux filesystem hierarchy (/usr, /proc, /dev,etc.) ...
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Can I get Ubuntu Server 18 non LiveCD version

The installer just keeps failing, it is continually trying to access the archive servers on IPv6 addresses even though I disabled IPv6 in the installer. Is it possible to get a version of the ISO ...
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How to install UBUNTU without LiveCD, LiveDVD or LiveUSB? [duplicate]

Context I'm using Windows 8.1 on a laptop with broken USB ports. I want to install UBUNTU and remove Windows. I tried to use Unetbootin but I got error 15 in the installation. Any help for a ...
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Live cd with log in when i remove Gnome shell

i've installed lxde environment and removed gnome shell, compiled a new live cd, and now i have log in screen, why? already tried all the solutions but no success (user:ubuntu and pass:blank; adding ...
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Problems with creating an encrypted livecd that works on USB/DVD/CD

Summary of the Problem I've created a custom ram-only Ubuntu image that refuses to boot over USB on any device. Before I encrypted it and used a loop device, it worked well. With the encryption setup,...
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Customizing ubuntu image removes autologin

I have followed the instructions to customize and get my own ubuntu image according to this link. Just uninstall unnecessary packages, update the rest with apt upgrade, and finally install docker. ...
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Virtual machine into ISO

Can i customize an ubuntu image with a new theme, background and programs etc... and then convert it into an iso so i will be able to install the same operating system on a physical computer? I was ...
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xrandr's standard prerequisites to operate fully

Customized Ubuntu 18.04 distribution with Xfce in use here. It is a live-CD with one small RW partition for userinit.rc and bit more, so the only chance to customize Ubuntu is conduct adaptations on ...
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GNURadio Live CD installed on HDD adding persistence [closed]

I installed gnu radio live cd on my hdd as a third OS on my laptop. Now I can boot in all three of them. But I want the Gnu radio to have persistence as in each time I boot it starts as a live OS. Is ...
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Ubuntu Live Session Installation Problem

Problem: Can’t install a live session of Ubuntu 18.04.3 What I’ve done: a. Downloaded the install program twice and burned it twice to 2 different DVDs with disk verification. b. Allowed both ...
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Live CD not live DVD

I have a very old PC that currently has no functioning HDD and only a CD-ROM drive (no DVD-ROM). There is no way to boot it from a USB drive. Can I still get a Ubuntu Live CD image that could be ...
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How to install Ubuntu LTS (18.04) on a system for which disk drivers are existing only i the most recent, non-LTS version?

I am holding in my hands a cool ASUS UX481F (ZenBook Duo) that works surprisingly well out-of-the-box (including network and disk) with Ubuntu 19.10 live USB, but the Ubuntu 18.04 both liveUSB and ...
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Problem mounting .ecryptfs home folder after entering correct passphrase!

I have and encrypted home folder on my previous OS (Lubuntu 18.04) which is not bootable now and need to recover it from Live OS. When I run following command to decrypt my home folder: sudo ecryptfs-...
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Is there any Linux based ubuntu installer like wubi?

I have a kali live CD and I'd like to install ubuntu on my HD, unfortunately I have no USB drives so I was wondering if there is some wubi like installer for Linux, or an alternative way to install ...
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How to convert existing ubuntu installation into iso [ GUI ]

I reed this How to customize the Ubuntu Live CD? but it's so hard to go throw all these steps & I'm asking for GUI I have an installation of Ubuntu with a system size over 21 GB I need to ...
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LiveCD shows options, but computer hangs after choosing one

Today, my computer stopped booting from its SSD, so I am now trying to boot from a USB LiveCD image. I downloaded the 64b LiveCD image, put it on a 64Gb USB stick. I can tell my BIOS to boot from ...
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Create an unattended ubuntu 18.04 live cd that run on demo (try ubuntu) environment with premade various steps

we often deal with some machines with ubuntu live cd. Most of the times there's lot of repetitive tasks we have to do in order to have our ubuntu live cd gets ready. I would like to know how create ...
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Unable to Try or Install from Lubuntu Live CD

I have an Powerspec B707 with a 10 year old Intel dh55tc motherboard design, i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket, 8 gigs of ram, and integrated graphics. When I boot with a Lubuntu livecd and ...
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Deploy firefox including extensions to LiveCD

I'm working on a customized LiveCD and would like to provide Firefox including a few extensions pre-installed. The steps of LiveCD customization are done within a self-written .sh-script. I found ...
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boot failure: wrong mount point (Kubuntu)

I tried to make an external luks encrypted drive (like i did several times). I was then unable to write to said drive and tried to change permissions (but of course could not remember how to do it). I ...
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Customization of LiveCDs Wallpaper, Keyboard Layout, Network adapter drivers and fix screen resolution

I followed instructions of https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization to customize my first LiveCD based on ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso (note that all URI references point to chapters ...
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Ubuntu 1904 does not boot from LiveCD on Hyper-V in AMD Ryzen. No problems in 1804 [duplicate]

When booting 1904 LiveCD from a Hyper-V VM, I get some error messages: Spectre V2:Spectre mitigation: LFENCE not serializing, switching to generic retpoline Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e ...
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error: file ‘/boot/' not found while running ubuntu 16.04 live CD on MacBook Air (64bit) in either EFI boot mode or MBR boot mode

I burned a fresh copy of Ubuntu 16.04 on DVD (as well as USB) and am trying to boot a live version of Ubuntu. The system ends up eventually booting fine, but during the initial boot phase before ...
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customize live cd and add custom user name with default password

For some professional reason, we need to make our simplified live ubuntu version. (It has to be live, can't be installed on flash drive) In this link they explain how to disable the auto login, https:...
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remove packaged from installed ubuntu from livecd

I cant boot into my ubuntu system due to a boot problem I am trying to fix. One of the suggestions I have had to fix it is to purge any nvidia restricted drivers installed. How can I gain access to ...
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I can't boot into Live CD/USB in an old computer

I've an Acer TravelMate 250. It had Windows XP preinstalled but I've changed te OS several times, Ubuntu Server 16.04, Xubuntu 18.04, etc. To improve performance I want to install Lubuntu 18.04.2 or ...
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MATE 18.10 Live CD on W10 Asus Zenbook (501VW) - hangs on boot

That I get a responsive grub menu means that the boot parameters are okay. Is this a valid assumption? Is there a reliable mapping between the startup logo's progress indicator's dots and the stages ...
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How to log in to boot partition from live cd

I accidentally uninstall an important package, and need internet to reinstall it. I found it difficult to connect to mikrotik network via terminal, so maybe can i login into my boot partition from ...
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Stuck with no functionality

A few weeks back I was able to use my laptop perfectly fine with no issues. A few days later I load into Xubuntu 16.04 (I haven't updated yet). My login and background are perfectly fine but that's it....
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Need help with xubuntu

A few days ago I was using my computer perfectly fine, but now it's acting up. The computer boots up fine and loads the login screen with almost the options. I can still log in and I can still see my ...
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Need help with xubuntu environment, live cd useless [duplicate]

A few days ago I was using my computer perfectly fine, but now it's acting up. I tried using some code to reset my proxy, but it seem to have done more than it needed to. if [ $(id -u) -ne 0 ]; then ...
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Install Button on Live CD does not work

Maybe this question is widely known by all of you and I am still too newbie / new to Linux to know this, but I am going to say it anyway. Well, I am facing a problem while trying to install Ubuntu 18....
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Is there a repair only CD image(ISO)?

so basically, is there any way of creating live CD that has no apps other than ones necessary for repairing existing Ubuntu installation and fits in 700mb CD? particularly Lubuntu 18.04 amd64 version ...
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What is the purpose of filesystem.size on a LiveCD?

There is /casper/filesystem.squashfs on the most LiveCDs of Ubuntu and derivatives that apparently contains the size value of the filesystem tree before compression. Some LiveCD customization articles ...
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Is Kali recovery beyond me and is clean installing Ubuntu over an Ubuntu virus safe? [closed]

If I can understand Kali enough just to recover my files that's optimistic so I'm not worried about user file loss via Kali I either get them back or I don't. Is it possible to do damage to basic ...
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Edit a root file in a GUI live system [duplicate]

I need to inspect and repair a Raspberry Pi SD card. This is my main goal. And it should be as simple as possible. It's already bad enough that Windows 10 cannot mount that file system and Android ...
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Failed installation prevents further installation

I was in the process of installing Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop when the screen timed out. Moving the mouse and using the keyboard would not bring back the screen, and after a couple hours I was forced ...
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Setting keyboard shortcut

I have a following file to set the keyboard shortcuts for the Input method. It is working correctly as expected. /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/keyboard.gschema.override [org.gnome.desktop.wm....

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