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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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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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Unable to click any UI elements on Live USB

I loaded the live USB (18.04 LTS) in order to install Ubuntu. The live image loads but I am unable to click any icons or other UI elements, although the mouse cursor can still be moved with the the ...
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How do we set the default icon pack in Ubuntu's live ISO 17.10

SO I heard that if gnome-session-daemon is installed it would not use the settings.ini file in gtk3's file. So how can I make a icon pack be used system-wide. Or how can make the ISO or OS use the ...
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Weird issue with editing GTK3's config file

I am re-asking this question because of I posted many questions in one post,Anyway I cant find a solution for this problem.:So I am editing a live ISO. So I edited the GTK3 config File to default to ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Live over PXE Boot sets manual config for networking

I have setup a PXE Boot system where one can boot an Ubuntu live session over the network. Booting and installation both work fine, with the installation able to access the network. Within the live ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in live-environment.

I have problem when I try, install, or any execution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-Bit and 64-Bit using CD and Unetbootin on my 8GB USB and I can't find the solution on Google or any source about this problem. ...
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Error openning my hard-drive

I'm trying to open my main hard drive (on live environment - my ubuntu is on usb device) but I got the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/C0F89410F89406B6: Command-line `mount ...
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How to login again after logout ubuntu in Trying ubuntu live CD [duplicate]

I try Ubuntu 14.04 by using live CD and I logout that and now I can't login again because it asks me input username and password. I don't know what I should enter the usename and password.
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Update live USB distro?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 (and Ubuntu 14.04) on a pair of USB disks created by writing the img files to USB using dd on Mac OS X. Unfortunately these systems both have some known bugs (that have since ...
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All drivers work perfectly when using 'Try Ubuntu', but wireless breaks after installation

I have been able to boot and run Ubuntu perfectly off of my USB in 'Try it now' mode. It lets me select the proprietary drivers for my Broadcom wireless on my Alienware 17 with no flaws. After I ...
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Change default username in LiveCD

I've created a custom Ubuntu image for myself using UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). My question is: when I boot the image as a LiveCD or LiveUSB, it automatically creates and logs you in to the user ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 Live-USB Not saving

So this week I have been messing around with my USB drive. I decided to make myself an Ubuntu Live-USB drive (as I have done in the past). So I downloaded unetbootin and Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and set the ...
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I can't use my wifi connection in a live environment after restarting

I am using live mode of Ubuntu 12.04. Every time I activate the additional drivers and restart the system, the wireless connection is still grayed in the options, and the driver is still deactivated.
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Mounting the Live-USB partition

It is possible to mount the partition where the ISO extracted (Or we can say the root partition of a Live-USB ) not as Read-only but as read/write-able partition ?