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

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Safe to remove…?

I'm trying to customize a LiveCD, but I can't manage to fit it on a normal CD. So I investigated, and came across a few files of which I don't know if it's safe to remove them. Maybe you can help me ...
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How can i clone my current installation of ubuntu 13.04 amd64 with UEFI to make live image/CD

I want to create a liveCD of my current installed ubuntu 13.04 amd64 (UEFI Mode). So i get back all my installed packages in fresh ubuntu install. I read some other question but they are for older ...
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Is it possible to boot a LiveCD of Ubuntu via PXE using HTTP (not NFS)?

I've found a lot of blogs explaining how to boot the installer via PXE. And I've achieved it. But now I would like to boot a LiveCD. I've seen many blogs explaining how to do this using a (DHCP+TFTP+)...
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How to install program from Live-CD chroot?

I am using Lubuntu 13.04. How can I install programs from a Live CD from chroot?
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Why is live-build failing to find this package?

I am trying to use live-build to create a remix of ubuntu 12.04. My goal is a bootable liveusb that can install the base ubuntu system plus my custom packages. I am using live-build with the following ...
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“Loading operating system… boot error” when booting from live CD

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a new drive. I was running Windows7 on my SSD but when the drive crashed, I decided to use that as an excuse to make the switch to Ubuntu. I've been ...
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Install Printer Without Connecting to the Internet?

I have a Brother Hl-2230 printer which I am able to install using the Hl-2170W driver that is pre-included with Ubuntu. Note I am running Ubuntu off of a 'liveCD' USB. If I am not connected to the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Focusrite Scarlett 6i6

Ubuntu 16.04 can't see my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 connection. Alsa mixer doesn't get any device. But on LiveCD Ubuntu 16.04 it works. Also full installation of Ubuntu 16.04 from LiveCD was without any ...
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How to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 Live CD to latest 4.1/4.0.6 version?

I am trying to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 AMD64 live CD to the latest version available (4.1/4.0.6) so that I can try and install the same on hitherto unsupported hardware. I am using the ...
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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Unpack ISO image, edit some files, repack an ISO so that it still boots

So I've used the live-build tools with some success. An ISO is generated, it loads in Virtualbox but fails to boot because the config file is looking for vmlinuz.lz but binary/casper contains: -rw-r--...
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Removing almost all applications from Ubuntu, Ubuntu customization kit

Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I am currently creating my own Ubuntu distro using the Ubuntu customization Kit and everything is going pretty smoothly so far other than a couple minor set backs. I have ...
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Could not find a kernel image on LiveCD 14.04 LTS

I downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 4 times from 4 different official mirrors and when I use them they all gave me this message, I can not even get to the menu to check the disk. Could not find ...
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How are ubuntu iso's built?

I wanted to try making a custom iso with some extra packages. Though it is possible to do this manually (by editing a standard iso) using various tools, I want to do this automatically from the ...
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12.04 LTS not able connect to internet when installed, but could connect using LiveCD before installation

I met a strange problem. When I use LiveCD to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I was able to connect to Internet through wired connection, choosing "Try Ubuntu". But when I installed it, it could not ...
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Can I have a Ubuntu 12.04 live usb work with both the -persistance and -toram additional boot options?

I really like using the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD/USB's "-toram" additional boot option for my laptop because "-toram" adds a few extra hours to the battery and makes things a little faster. I add the ...
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Non-persistant user sessions with hard disk

Live CD/USB users often ask how they can have persistent changes but I'm after the reverse - I am building a minimal thin client using a hard disk and want it to act live a live CD, where all changes ...
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Why does memtest86+ restart immediately when I click start test?

I have tried memtest86+ from different liveCDs but when I click on start....it reboots. My laptop has been kinda slow lately...so I decided to test it and this is what happened. It is really weird. Is ...
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How do I remove any data from a LiveUSB with data persistence?

I have miss-configured my LiveUSB installation and now when I run boot from it I get an error. How can I erase LiveUSB data? Can it be done from the booting LiveUSB menu? For some weird reason ...
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How do I customize a LiveCD that can only “Try Ubuntu”?

This is what I'm looking to do: Create a LiveCD that only can Try Ubuntu, can't install the OS at all. Boots directly to Try Ubuntu. I need to have certain packages on that LiveCD, such as fsarchiver ...
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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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I can not try Live CD

I inserted Boot CD into drive and choose "try", but monitor appears many horizontal lines passing through. My laptop is WolfNFox, win XP SP1. Can you help me?
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How to use auto login in a remastered LiveCD?

I have been creating a custom live CD of Ubuntu 11.10 using remastersys, everything goes well except that the live session asks for a login. the login is automatically set as "custom" and the password ...
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Live CD stalls when installing Ubuntu 13.10

Booting from Live CD Ubuntu 13.10 64bits, I can't get the installation page. Just a black page with a system prompt: "numbers" BUG: Soft lockup - CPU#1 Stuck for 22s. This repeats in a very short ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu live CD struck on loading screen!please help.. I'm dying

I tried to load latest live CD on my laptop.. But it got struck up on loading screen.. Nothings working.. Not even power button.. I'm quite tensed now! Please help
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ubuntu 18 stucks to purple screen after update

Some days ago I run a simple update, then my computer chrashes. When I start it, after some seconds, I just see a purple screen and nothing happens. I can't go on recovery mode by holding shift nor ...
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how do i create an iso if it is more than 6 gb for Live CD ISO?

I have tried many ways for creating iso more than 6gb but i failed while booting time got message like Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squa. I followed ...
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Ubuntu live freezes (MacBook Pro)

When I run ubuntu live, if it works correctly for a few minutes, but then it freezes, and checking the log, I found this error, I'm running on a MacBook Pro (13-inch) 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 memory 8 ...
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Create LiveCD on Ext HD partition without destroying other partition's contents

I've not yet see a way, after searching here and other sites, to be able to duplicate a Ubuntu 16.04 LivCD, onto the partition(s) of my choice, without wiping the whole ext drive clean in the process. ...
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Is there an easy way to remove all the Ubuntu Logos for a Ubuntu Custom LiveCD?

I've made a Custom Ubuntu LiveCD, and it's up and running, but now I have the task of removing all the Ubuntu Logos that I am unable to use in my Custom Distribution. Is there an easy to do this ? ...
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Ubuntu live session problem from, in transferring files from password protected account in Windows

Long story and I've made a couple of posts about it in Superuser, but with my admin account locked and no way of accessing it (I've tried a bunch of methods), a suggestion of using Ubuntu live session ...
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custom ubuntu live CD: NetworkManager not working

I'm trying to build up an ubuntu live cd from scratch but I'm failing with the automatic configuration for the network interface card. The live cd is booting into desktop but NetworkManager is stuck ...
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Kubuntu install to disk fails silently when opened

I am running Kubuntu in live mode and there is an icon on the home desktop to "Install Kubuntu 16.04.1 LTS" however when I click it, it runs for a moment in the task bar and then silently goes away ...
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How can I install Ubuntu with command line from the USB iso to another partition

My question differs from other thread from the fact that I want the installation to be done externally, from a workable system. I am looking for a command line utility install-ubuntu-from-iso that ...
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Backup Ubuntu from live disk?

is there a way to back up all of my data from a live disk? I just need my installed programs and files. My grub messed up and I'm just starting over. Here is the link to the issue I had for more ...
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Laptop without screen

I'm trying to give my old laptop a new life. The screen broke, so i removed it and i am planning to turn it into a media center. It's a HP Pavilion M6 laptop. It perfectly starts from a live CD, but ...
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Grub2 installation from liveCD on HDD without installing linux

Before everything I would like to apologize, since english is not my mother tongue, I might do some grammar mistakes, I'm deeply sorry for the inconvinience. If i'm asking for help, it is because I've ...
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Grub rescue mode, bios in order, won't boot from window 7 recovery CD nor Ubuntu 14.04 live cd, nor usb key

Alright. I have (had) an Acer Aspire 4739z. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 I have a grub rescue mode problem since booting in Rescue Mode (by mistake of course). And now the fun starts. My ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu 15.04 LiveCD from shutting down on critical temperature?

A netbook I am trying to install Ubuntu to heats to 98°C and shuts down at the beginning of the installation process. There is also a BIOS auto-shutdown feature (non-customizable, shutting down at a ...
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Running Live with 4GB RAM. 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have a laptop with 4GB RAM and it is fully 64-bit capable. However I prefer to run Ubuntu from Live CD or USB. This takes 2GB of the RAM as the main drive. Does that leave me with 2GB of RAM? ...
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making windows install with WINUSB on live usb system

I am trying to make a windowsXP install usb with winusb. I get a winusb exit code 256. This error occurs whether i format the drive fat32 or ntfs. Ive tried the created usb and grub seems to load ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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Customize splash screen on live CD. || Initrd.lz problem

I try to customize splash screen on live CD session LUBUNTU 14.04. According to this solution, i need to edit initrd.lz file and replace with my own plymouth theme. So.. # cd extract-cd/casper # ...