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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Anti-virus live CD [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux Live CD/USB, that comes pre-configured with basic troubleshooting software, which I could use to check Windows computers. My wish list: Anti-virus (MUST HAVE) Any software ...
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How do you enable RAID in the Jaunty Live CD (in order to change partitions)?

I need to increase the size of my Karmic Koala partition, but I believe I can't do that from within the system itself. The CD I have is from Jaunty, which does not support RAID out of the box. How do ...
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How do I burn Xubuntu Live CD

I downloaded the 600+ MB Xubunto ISO. Burnt it to a DVD using Nero Burning Rom, as a Bootable DVD. My bootup sequence won't detect XUbuntu and still only detects windows on my Hard Drive even after ...
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Re-install X from Ubuntu live

I did a non-sense operation and broke my X-server, period. The sad fact is that it was late and I did not remember what I removed, I think it was a package with python in its name... I know that this ...
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Any reason why IDE disk hda1 shows up as sda1 under Knoppix Live CD

I'm running a debian system and today I ran aptitude safe-upgrade. It's been a while since I'd down that so it downloaded and installed a bunch of stuff including a new kernal image. Everything ...
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Boot disc options

I dropped my laptop and shattered the harddrive. Before buying a new drive, I'd like to use a bootable CD/DVD to use the thing. The requirements are very simple: Modern web browser Flash Player ...
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Linux live-cd for distributed computing projects?

I have had this dream for years now... but sadly, even to this day, it remains just a dream. I want to find a live-cd that I can pop into any computer I have permission to use, and it boots up and ...
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How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive?

What's the best way of placing a bootable ISO on a USB drive? ISOs such as a live Linux preview disk, Windows installation ISO, etc.
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XBMC won't live boot

I'm trying to run XBMC on a Dell Dimension 4300S (stock parts). I cannot get it to finish a live boot. It gets stuck on "restarting openbsd secure shell server sshd" [see picture]. Any ideas?
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Ubuntu karmic 9.10 Live image on USB - not working

This is my configuration 4GB pendrive, HP ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386 image file for live USB install pendrivelinux (u910p) and ubetbootin (unetbootin.sourceforge.net) machine T61 Earlier I have ...
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Recovering Windows license keys from within a LiveCD environment in Linux

I'm curious if it's possible to retrieve the license keys of a Windows XP machine from within a LiveCD environment in Ubuntu. Normally, if I was in Windows, I would just run Magical Jellybean ...
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Can a CD “autorun” Shutdown/Reboot to a Linux LiveCD from within Windows?

I have a project involving a Linux Live CD. My users hate manual reboot, which from windows means selecting shutdown, waiting through the reboot process, finding the Boot menu key (usually F10 or ...
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PowerPC boot CD that can read NTFS partitions

I am looking for a boot CD that will boot a power PC (linux, bsd, OSX) and allow read/write access to HFS+ and NTFS partitions. What is the best option?
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Ubuntu live CD and installing new applications onto a USB drive

Background: I am a programmer that occasionally has access to other computers when on vacation or something. These are generally the machines of friends or family, so randomly installing Ubuntu on it ...
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Wireless router/livecd distro?

I've got an old IBM r51, which aside from a dead hard drive, and unreliable keyboard, and a working intel 2100 wireless adaptor. I'm looking for a linux live cd or usb that i can connect into an ...
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Ubuntu Live CD VS standard data CD

I have been trying to convert a laptop over to using Ubuntu 9.04 but I was unable to write (with Instant CD and InfraRecorder) the ubuntu 9.04 ISO file to CD (a question I will pose another time) so I ...
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Mount “Macrium Reflect” on a partition, boot from there?

Can Macrium's Reflect recovery CD be mounted/used with GRUB ? If the cd can be 'put' (loaded/mounted/...) in a partition, then the only disc needed would be the actual recovery disc, which could be ...
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Configuring BIOS to boot from disk drive before hard drive

How do I configure BIOS to have a higher boot priority from my disk drive than from my hard drive? If there is no disk, will it boot from my hard drive instead? Thanks, I am trying to run Ubuntu off ...
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How can I keep multiple live/bootable ISO images on a single USB drive?

I am looking to create a USB flash drive that I can put multiple live CD ISO images on and select which boots from startup. The ideal candidate supports Linux and Windows-based ISO images, and is ...
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Building a custom Linux LiveCD

I need to create a small custom live system (for teaching a programming class). What would be the best way to do it?
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What is a good and localized live Linux CD? [closed]

I'm tired of fixing friends' and relatives' Windows PC's :-/ I need to find a Linux/BSD live CD with the following features: Under active development, so as to provide recent software Localized for ...
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Is it possible to run a platform virtual machine package within a live cd environment - Windows or Linux?

If so, which one (VMware, VirtualBox, Virtual PC, Xen, QEMU, Bochs, etc. or something else)? Inside which live CD environment (BartPE, Linux-based, etc.)? And how? I'd be looking to use Windows XP ...
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How to create a live CD with your own applications?

I've been looking for creating my own live CD to restore backups and perhaps have some useful applications for example to rescue data in case of a virus or some system crash. I've been experimenting ...
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How can I create a Ubuntu liveCD to use from a USB flash drive?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a 2 GB USB flash drive for my job. I don't want to install Linux on my personal desktop, but it seems that Ubuntu requires me to that to in order to copy some ...
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How do you create a bootable partition on a USB drive?

I have a bootable ISO designed to be burned to a double-layer DVD. I don't have a double layer DVD burner, so I would like to stick the ISO image on a 50 GB partition on a USB hard drive I have. How ...
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How do you protect your computer from Live CD's?

Linux has grown in popularity in the past few years. Many more people are using Live CD's now than they were say 3 years ago. And with this comes a new problem for network admins. How do you stop a ...