Questions tagged [live-cd]

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

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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

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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Where is the memtest option on the Ubuntu 64-bit live CD?

I'm looking for the memtest option on the 64-bit version of the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD, but the only options I have are "Try Ubuntu without installing", "Install Ubuntu", and "Check disc for defects". ...
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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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How to run synaptic from terminal on cubic

¿How can i run synaptic from terminal on Cubic? i tried simply writing "synaptic" on the terminal but doesn't work.
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Can't install Ubuntu 13.10 from 12.04 lts [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts installed on my hp pavilion and I want to try 13.10. When I try to boot into the livecd, I get the purple ubuntu splash screen, then a blackscreen where some text flashes (to ...
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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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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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Custom LiveCD — Skip Install/boot to desktop and run custom app

Following the list of instructions here, I was able to create a LiveCD that I can boot (testing in Virtualbox) but I can't seem to find a way to "boot to desktop", skipping the "Install dialog" (...
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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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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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How to run the GParted Live CD image?

I downloaded the gparted-live-0.26.0-2-i686.iso from the Live CD page and added to my VM: A double click on the CD icon on the Desktop only opens the image folder. The option "Open With Run Software" ...
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Terminal does not open on customized LiveCD

I followed this tutorial on how to create a customized LiveCD and tested the result in a VM as well as by booting the physical machine with it. Thereby, I found out that the created LiveCD system is ...
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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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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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where are my disks?

Newbie struggling. I want to use ubuntu-remix-recovery live cd to attempt to recover a crashed disk. I've got the live cd loaded and bootable, no problem. I need to run ddresuce and save the logfile. ...
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Download Ubuntu Live CD for a low RAM PC

For pxe boot I need iso Ubuntu. The problem is when Clients requests iso from the Server and iso is Standard Desktop Image (around 1.5 GB), Clients just do not have enough RAM... So I need just Live ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 without installing Grub

Using the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD, is possible not to install Grub? In previous versions, there was a checkbox called something like "skip grub installation", now in 12.04 this checkbox isn't there any ...
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Create a Ubuntu Live CD with custom folders

I am trying to create a custom Live CD with all my folders inside. I have created my own kiosk mode system and I have to install it in several computers at the same time. I have tried copying the ...
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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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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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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* on windows - easiest way to transfer files from host to guest

So i am trying to explain to people a safe way to run programs in .net from an unknown source. I want them to install virtualbox and then open an ubuntu live CD instance (with the "try ubuntu" option ...
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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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Install Windows Alongside Ubuntu 14.04 on Second hard Drive

Currently I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on one hard drive, and I'd like to install Windows onto a second hard drive. I've read that I need to boot into a LiveCD, usually I'd use my memory stick for ...
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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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start terminal from bootable USB drive

I am running Ubuntu from a bootable USB drive on an old machine. The graphical interface is using up all the memory and I actually just need a terminal. Is there a way to not start the desktop ...
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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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Booting encrypted SquashFS from Live CD

Can we boot encrypted squashfs from livecd. If it possible please suggest me to decrypt and boot the OS. here i'm using luks encryption technique for securing the Squashfs file but i'm fail to ...
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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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Unable to boot Cosmic live with PXE

I'm trying to boot Cosmic live with PXE server After mounting live.iso file and copying content to a NFS folder, I make copy of casper/vmlinuz and casper/initrd to a tftp server. The NFS folder is ...
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How to use Cubic to create a custom Ubuntu live CD image?

How do you install Cubic and use it to create a customized Ubuntu live CD *.iso file that can be burned to CD/DVD or copied to a bootable USB?
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Live CD asks for a username and password

When I boot Ubuntu 10.04.3 from a live CD, it asks me to enter a username and password. I have not booted before, and I haven't created an account.
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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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How can I check the integrity of a downloaded Ubuntu CD?

I've just downloaded a CD image of Ubuntu. I know the installer has a check CD option, but how can I check that the image is good before burning it to CD?
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How to securely erase hard drive with ubuntu live cd? [duplicate]

I want to sell my old SSD on EBay. How do I prepare the hard drive to protect my personal data and get the hard drive in a good shape using an Ubuntu live cd?
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Can't find C: drive using Ubuntu liveCD

I have encountered the "bootmgr is missing" error with my Windows 7 computer and I was not able to boot to Windows beforehand either. I am currently attempting to recover my files before I reformat ...
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Is there any way to make a live CD from my current installation?

Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd. What I'm aiming for is something like PCLOS's makelivecd so I can have ...

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