Questions tagged [live-environment]

Its a kind of boot which directly loads the OS without actually installing it. Its good for trying out and demonstration purposes and for kiosks.

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Can I boot a live ubuntu from WiFi?

Some years ago I tried disk-less setups where the host did not have a HD and booted from the net. At that moment it was via cable with an integrated card so the Bios could use it. Today, I have a PC ...
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How do I make /boot/efi writeable under a Live Session?

I am trying to fix a specific problem (this problem) and a solution that somebody else has suggested involves me re-naming a particular file under a live session of Ubuntu... But I cannot seem to make ...
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Can you only install and not try ubuntu from a live usb in ubuntu 20.04?

Yesterday I made a clone of an older hard drive (Ubuntu Server 16.04) which I fear will die pretty soon. Switched the drives and wanted to boot with a live USB drive to change the uuid from the boot ...
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Having a boot option in the grup menu to boot from usb

I want to boot from a usb plugged into the same place everytime (e.g tails, beta ubuntus, etc.). I use triple boot and would like a extra option to click to boot from this specific usb. I dont know ...
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Boot Repair thinks it’s not in a live environment (19.10)

I added the universe and multiverse repos required to install boot-repair on a 19.10 live environment, but when I run it, it thinks it’s on a real Ubuntu installation rather than a live environment. ...
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How do I remove flat-remix from an installed system using a live system?

I've installed flat-remix and restarted my device, but now I can't log in because my language was set to Persian, and now I can't change it to English. I can edit my files from live Ubuntu. How can I ...
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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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Changing the name of the Ubuntu partition?

I know the procedure for changing the label of a volume: open GParted, click the disk, right click the partition, select Label File System. But when I try to apply the procedure to the partition that ...
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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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Cannot Create Directory “No such file or directory”

I'm attempting to copy some old files out of a bricked windows drive - using the "Try Ubuntu before installing" method- before I reinstall a clean copy of Windows onto it. When I load up the trial ...
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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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dpkg: error processing package mysql-server (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I am getting the following errors when I install mysql-sever. lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo apt install mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......
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Where is the upper layer of the live cd image overlayfs root filesystem stored?

When I run the live image (Ubuntu 18.04), it shows the root filesystem being an overlay with the squashfs image (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs, containing the main data) as lower layer, and /cow/...
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Is it possible to replace the .config folder in a live iso? [duplicate]

I used Cubic to edit an Lubuntu iso to fit my needs and so far it has worked really well. However now i need to change the default config of some packages. I know that the file that i need to replace ...
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Determine if a shell script is running on a LiveOS/chroot/installed system?

How can I determine within a shell script if the script is running: On a Ubuntu LiveOS (not necessarily version dependant) -- (already answered here) Within a chroot on an Ubuntu LiveOS (already ...
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(K)ubuntu Live and data partition on one flash drive

I'm trying to partition a USB drive with a bootable partition using Kubuntu 18.04.1 and a data partition. What I'm trying to accomplish is the following: Use GPT partition table to UEFI Boot 2GB ...
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How to prevent Live CD from changing hardware clock

The Live environment sets and writes the time in UTC to the hardware ("BIOS") clock. Which of course borks it for Windows. (see Ubuntu bug 1703479) Is there a boot option or similar to make it not do ...
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File Visiblity in live linux version

Q. How can we make file visible, which an user have created earlier while working with Live -Linux version. The file should be visible when system restarts.
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Cannot start X on my computer at all

https://i.stack.imgur.com/Pwnc8.jpg This is from a verified Live USB running Ubuntu 17.10 Artful. Specs are as follows - Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 board - AMD FX-8350 - Powercolor PCS HD7870 MYST - 8GB ...
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Forbid Linux live usb to mount swap and other partitions from broken HDD

I have a server with broken HDD (at least one drive from Mdadm raid). Every HDD drive has a SWAP partition on it. Native system hangs on boot. I have an IPMI access to a server, and trying to identify ...
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What happens when you “Try Ubuntu without installing”?

I am asking this question because I accidentally run sudo apt-get purge libre* and literally everything started deleting to the point where I had to power off to make it stop. So how does "try ...
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unable to find a live medium containing a live file system [duplicate]

I Have an Acer Asphire v3 731 and I cannot install Ubuntu or another version of Linux because this error: unable to find a live medium containing a live file system I searched it and I found ...
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Live CD not writing [closed]

I'm trying to put a operating system live CD onto a flash drive but I keep getting an error saying something happened and could not finish writing on to the drive. I've used unetbootin, Ubuntu live CD ...
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Did Ubuntu switch from overlayfs to aufs between 16.04.1 and 16.04.2?

In Ubuntu 16.04.1, booting a live USB and typing mount reveals that / is mounted as an OverlayFS with a squashfs filesystem as the lower directory and a ramdisk as the upper directory. However, ...
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What is the password of a live user?

I installed Xubuntu on a pen drive to use as live (with persistence) and I cannot put a password. It asks to enter the "current password", but I never changed any kind of password. I've tried to ...
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Graphic issues with live Ubuntu

When I try to launch live Ubuntu (tried 17.04 and 16.04) from USB on my computer, the screen's flickering and then turns into this. I've experienced some issues with ubuntu on this computer before (...
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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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Unmount hard disk to prevent any chance of partition issue [duplicate]

I'd like to full install ubuntu to a 128gb usb3 thumb drive. I'd like to prevent any chance of me jacking up the main hard drive in the latop during installation. Is there something I can do, like ...
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Where exactly are programs and files saved on a non-persistent live system?

Recently, I needed to test various kernel boot-options with a live system and had to install a program to check system information on every boot (I did not have a USB drive available and the CD was ...
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How do you make my root system behave like a live system?

One of my friends doesn't have an hdd , so I will install linux distro on a usb stick. It will be a full install just like installing to hdd but it will install on a flash stick instead of hdd. The ...
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Can I install a Live CD ubuntu onto my hard drive

I have installed and used Bootable USB's to install or run Ubuntu. I want to create say a recovery drive lets say /dev/sda1 is /efi/boot /dev/sda2 is /dev/sda3 /home /dev/sda4 is the recovery drive ...
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Does Ubuntu LiveCD automatically create a SWAP partition?

Forgive my noob-tastic question, but I'm very confused by what I'm seeing. I was trying to recover a drive, and was always told to make a LiveCD and run that. When I ran the LiveCD from boot, I ...
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How to boot into a Virtual Box VM with a Live Image?

I am in need of booting into a VM (with a guest OS already installed) from a Live Image (a .iso file that I have) to do some partitioning work, I am running the latest version of Virtual Box, and ...
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Boot 15.10 Live ISO from HDD

Ubuntu 15.10 Live ISO doesn't load from my non-linux partition, but 12.04 iso does boot. Here's my 40_custom script for 12.04: menuentry "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso" { loopback loop (hd0,3)/...
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portable operating system on mac

I've a Macbook pro 11, 2. I want to use ubuntu as a portable operating system from pen drive. It means that I don't want to install it to disk instead i want to install it on a pen drive and be able ...
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How can I forbid deletion of Windows files when using edubuntu USB live?

I decided to teach to my students (10-13 years old) pc and software using a live USB distribution of edubuntu. I can't erase Windows XP becuase it used by other teachers and using a live USB is faster ...
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What changes in a live environment carry over to a install? [closed]

Well, I loaded up the latest version of Ubuntu and made a MAC address change before installing it and noticed the changed MAC address carried over to a new install I made. Are there any other changes ...
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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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problem with live lubuntu application installation

When I install any applications in live OS mode and after shutdown all the applications were lost. Please someone help me to solve this problem so that I can save my applications in live OS mode even ...
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Systemback Live Image

I just used Systemback utility to create a live image of my 14.04 installation. I added the "include user data files" option. Now, my installation is over 100Gb, but the generated image was just ...
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Update system from live session

I have a faulty system that refuses to show anything on the screen (the Kubuntu logo appears ok but no sddm for login). I was hopping to update the system (since it is a fresh install) with any ...
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If I install ubuntu on my USB will it affect my Hard Drive or will my Win 7 OS be lost?

If I install ubuntu on my USB will it affect my Hard Drive or will it delete my Win 7 OS? And how do I make it to be a live USB so when I take out my USB I can boot Windows and When I plug it in I ...
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Switch user on live session gives “no passwd entry”

I cannot access my Ubuntu-system anymore (see this question). Now I'm booting my computer with a bootable-Ubuntu-usb-stick, this works and I try to access my files to keep my files on the hard drive ...
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Can I use Ubuntu Live as if it was installed?

In short, I plan to use the Ubuntu Live to develop for my Raspberry Pi. This include remote ssh, cross-compiling, etc. I do not wish to install Ubuntu, but I can use it live. Is there any difference ...
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Why won't `tail -f` follow my syslog when running live?

I want to monitor /var/log/syslog for any changes in realtime (or within-a-few-seconds-of-time), but tail -f won't update with any new changes. I'm running Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 17 XFCE live now, ...
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Can I download and run ubuntu directly from computer without blank CD or USB stick?

I have no blank disc or USB stick. Can I download and run Ubuntu directly to computer?
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Ubuntu Live: Disable Keyboard Shortcut Overlay on first boot

I am working on an Ubuntu 14.04 Live system. On every boot it displays the same "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay that is shown when you press the Super key for two seconds. This is a nice feature for a ...
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Install LiveCD Partition

Ubuntu has a LiveCD version that is able to boot alongside the regular installation and is useful for tasks like repartitioning the system drive. I am able to put the LiveCD onto a CD/DVD or USB ...
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Why does the Ubutu 14.04.1 Desktop AMD64 tell me “(initramds) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto new built PC without an OS. I burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 Desktop AMD64 onto a disc and inserted that into the disk drive and set the boot priority to the disk drive first. ...
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Ubuntu Live CD is Frozen - How to Recover?

I'm in a tricky situation. I'm running Ubuntu from a live cd. I think I have too many firefox pages and tabs open, so the computer is frozen. However, I have some unsaved, and very important, text ...