A live CD is a CD or DVD containing a bootable, instantly usable copy of an operating system. They are popular for installing Linux distributions and useful for accessing data on systems that don't boot properly.

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Good non-commercial hardware diagnostic CD? [on hold]

I fix and optimize computers for myself and my friends, so I am looking for a good Live CD that I can just pop into a computer and it will run tests of all the major hardware components in order to ...
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How do I run ccleaner when using Hirens Boot CD?

I just tried running it and it was analyzing the Hiren CD, how do I analyze my main drive while using Hirens boot cd?
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Do you know linux live-cd with sshd enabled by default? [closed]

please advice a Linux live-CD which has an sshd server enabled by default. I want to use it as rescue and setup for headless servers. It should get ip by dhcp or fallback to reasonable default ip if ...
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dmsetup status fields explained?

I am not new to linux, but I am new to the underlying guts of it, and I don't know anything about LVM or device-mapper. I'm trying to troubleshoot a livecd mounting its live-rw (dm-0) file system as ...
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How can I create an Ubuntu 14.04 live CD from a persistent live usb stick?

I have installed some apps on the usb stick. The usb works wonderfully and I simply wish to transplant it onto DVDs. I created an .img file of the USB stick and burned it onto DVD, but it didn't work. ...
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Can I automatically run commands after Linux Mint Installation?

That's what I want: I want to run a bash file (composed mostly by apt-get's and instructions to download and install .deb files) just after, or during, Linux Mint installation. I've found many ...
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Does there exist a live-cd of Windows 7 or 8?

I know there a few Windows live-cd's that were based on Windows PE. But does there exist a live-cd of the normal Windows too?
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How do I use CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller on a guest HDD with Hirens Boot CD?

When I launch the either CCleaner or Revo uninstaller, nothing shows. How do I get them to recognize the HDD in the computer?
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Mac Powerbook G4 exceeding critical temperature when booting from CD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my old PowerBook G4 17". To do so, I have to boot from a live cd containing freebsd. The problem is that when I boot the cd and see the beginning of the installation, ...
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Windows7 LIVE CD with winpcap

Is it possible to create a LiveCD of windows 7 with winpcap installed for wireshark. I already tried with winbuilder 0.82 but there is no working script for winpcap and since it is not a portable app ...
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How to modify a Fedora Live installation media default configuration?

I have to install fedora on 20+ computers and they all have to start off with some extra packages and configurations that don't come by default on the vanilla installation media (like backgrounds, the ...
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How to make a bootable usb stick and cd disk? [duplicate]

so the operating system does not work on one of my laptops due to some reason. However I decided that I want to put the operating system on again. I have a USB drive and 8gigabyte CD disks and would ...
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Kali Linux Live USB: Flashing _ on boot-up

I have installed Kali Linux onto a Live USB using dd if=kali.iso of=/dev/sdb1 However, upon boot it just has a flashing _ in the top left corner...
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How to password protect USB UEFI boot on 8.1 w Secure Boot Disabled when Boot Order is USB-DVD-HD

I had to reverse my boot order to install dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and have Secure Boot disabled. After the install I can (only) boot linux with rEFInd on DVD - which is fine for now. It will take a ...
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Booting to liveCD with MacBook Pro 2,2

I am trying to install any modern Linux version on an old MBP 2,2 from about 2006. Previously I had Crunchbang Statler (basically Debian 6 w/Openbox). I am having no luck getting either a liveCD or ...
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Unable to get Linux Live installation media to properly boot from USB on 2006 iMac

I'm trying to dual boot linux on a 2006 iMac. I have tried Arch, Ubuntu, and Fedora. I originally created the Arch USB installation media following the instructions in the Arch Beginner's Guide. ...
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Is there any only-terminal linux live usb distro?

I was looking for distro with not GUI that I could use in a live USB. The idea is that when I turn the computer on and choose to boot from the USB I could get only a terminal from which I could ...
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opensuse mount a LVM partition

Im trying to mount a encrypted LVM partition on an external HDD from inside a opensuse liveCD after decryption im running mount /dev/mapper/encrypted /mnt/enc and receiving "mount: unknown ...
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open virtual box from live cd error

I am running linux mint in my laptop. I made some modifications and I couldn't login in linux enviroment. I boot in live cd (linux mint) and I recover my important files from desktop. I had some ...
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How to move back critical folders of my Ubuntu installation?

I messed up with sudo moving some critical boot folders in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. How can I move these folders back to their original locations? I'd be fine with booting some live system and ...
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creating custom linux live cd without installation option

I have a Fedora 17 platform, I am trying to create a live cd out of that hard drive installation. I need an iso that will boot up and enter into command line and to contain my home dir content. I am ...
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Can I boot a Live CD by mounting an ISO

I've just downloaded the Kali Linux (1.0.7) ISO and I was wondering if I can boot a Live CD by mounting an ISO to a virtual drive. Can I boot it?
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How to set up a Live CD or USB with GParted?

How do I set up a Live CD or a Live USB to run GParted? Alternatively, how can I install GParted on my already set up Linux distribution? This is a Q&A blog-like question to refer any ...
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Debian 7: “Failure of key exchange and association”

I'm installing Debian using the Live CD with GNOME and the non-free packages. The internet works just fine when using the live CD, but when you try to open the installer and select a network, it gives ...
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How to adjust the size of the root partition on live Arch Linux system? (/dev/mapper/arch_root-image)

Summary: I created a bootable usb drive with a live Bridge linux (ARCH based) on it. Everything works fine. The live system mounts a device called /dev/mapper/arch_root-image as its ext4 root ...
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LiveCD with VLC, TrueCrypt and Tor

Is there a live CD available which has this Software installed or do I have to create my custom live CD? I tested the JonDo live DVD but some applications are missing. If I have to create a custom ...
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Can a (BOOT/BIOS) Virus affect a Linux LiveCD session?

Question: Is it possible for a virus that infected a PC with Windows OS to show similar erroneous behaviour during a LiveCD session with Ubuntu? N.B. To clarify my question: Can the liveCD ...
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Booting livecd from external USB not working (no power?)

I have a usb hard drive with ubuntu 12.10 partition on it, but I can't seem to actually boot into the livecd. I can get to the grub menu, and I select "Try without installing", but then the screen ...
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Download Ubuntu Live CD

I wanted to download Ubuntu Live CD for my system.I use Intel laptop machine. I downloaded Ubuntu version here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop (For extended support,choose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ...
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Linux File Protection

How can I protect my linux box from any physical access to my files and folders. When you protect your linux, a user can use LiveDVD or mount to another bootable PC and access to all content of your ...
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Recreating original ISO from a liveusb

I have just made a ubuntu live usb. The usb is of 4gb. If I create ISO from usb, it is not having same checksum as original ISO used to make live usb, since this new ISO will be of 4 gb whereas ...
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How to make WANem a Permanent Virtual Box VM

The WAN emulator WanEm is distributed as a bootable LiveCD ISO (Knoppix 6.7.1 based), or a VMWare appliance. I would like to do some testing using VirtualBox instead and would prefer not to have to ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD Linux after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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Is this possible to bring back a live cd session after an accidental CD-ROM unplugging for a while?

There was a power outage when I was using a live cd on my laptop with external CD - ROM connected to wall power supply, so cd was unaccessible and maybe unmounted for a second. Then the power came ...
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Laptop won't boot from Windows 7 dvd

I have a Lenovo Y560 with dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. After some time Windows 7 refused to boot from HDD (stacked at Starting Windows). Ubuntu is running fine. I decided to re-install Windows 7, ...
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Installing LiveCd Ubuntu Based

I just bought the ebook Hacking the art of exploitation (Link: http://www.nostarch.com/hacking2.htm#updates) and I downloaded the livecd which came along with it(Link: ...
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Fedora 19-1, Aptio UEFI and non-CSM Boot

I'm trying to install Fedora 19 on a UEFI computer. The laptop is an ASUS Q500A with Aptio UEFI (firmware or BIOS) version 208, GOP 3.0.14.1015 (Aptio is American Megatrends). I downloaded the latest ...
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Compact, up to date, LiveCD supporting LUKS and ZfsOnLinux

I'm looking for a nice compact LivecD to support a new installation. The Gentoo minimal install CD is about the perfect thing, except it does not support ZFS. The Gentoo LiveDVD does Support both ...
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Is there a way to change a Linux Live USB (xubuntu 13.10) to save changes? (persistence)

I wasn't able to install Linux as a bootable operating system from my USB sticks (8 GB, PNY USB 2.0), so I put the live version on instead. I was wondering, if now after having installed some things ...
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What is the smallest POSIX OS? [closed]

What is the smallest POSIX operating system that has a live CD and can be installed? ⠀It must support wifi. ⠀I only need a CLI interface.
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Issue burning a Live CD on Windows 8

I've downloaded the Live CD for CentOS 6.4, here: http://centos.mirror.nac.net/6.4/isos/x86_64/ The .iso I'm using is 702MB, the first one listed. I download it to my desktop, send it to the CD ...
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Why linux is live bootable and windows is not?

I have used different flavors of Linux.Most of them were live bootable i.e, they were able to boot off a USB media / CD and were able to run a live session.But I haven't yet found any Windows OS that ...
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Lubuntu LiveCD disabling auto-mount.

In cooperation with my IT teacher we want to boot all PC's in IT class with Lubuntu. I've successfully set up PXE server, but there is one thing that worries us. Harddrives shouldn't be accessible ...
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USB live boot into any windows OS?

I want to boot from a USB stick into a windows OS (any), however I can't find an ISO that will work on my USB. I have found pe builder but its a windows program and I am on linux. Could anyone link ...
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CentOS liveCD bootup failure

The failure is like this: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted 2.6.32-279.5.1.el6.x86_64 #1 Call Trace: [] ? panic+0xa0/0x168 [] ? do_exit+0x862/0x870 [] ...
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Install Centos on PC using only USB with LiveCD

My laptop cd isn't working. I have a USB which has Linux Live on it. Am I able to use this to install a fresh copy of Centos on the laptop? If so, how?
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How to write/use a live cd?

I've burnt an iso image of ubuntu into a cd to use it as a livecd and it was a success and worked well, whatever I did was without any awareness on how to write/use a livecd. I recently burnt an iso ...
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Computer will not boot from any disc

I am trying to fix someone's computer. They have Windows 7, and my plan was to just reinstall. However it appears the computer will not boot from any disc. I have tried Hiren boot CD Lucid Puppy ...
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Accidentally Deleted MBR; Don't Know Filesystem Type

I have a Linux derivative OS on a non-bootable hard drive. I'm currently using a LiveCD to help diagnose the issue; however, I mistakingly deleted the MBR in the process via testdisk. Is there any ...
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Can a live Linux Mint DVD-R be infected with keylogger/malware?

I have burnt a live Linux mint DVD R and I want to use it for online banking. I am slightly paranoid about keylogger or malware present on Windows 7 though I cannot confirm. My question is if my ...