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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Kali Linux Live CD Blackscreen/Not Booting

I am pretty new to Kali Linux (or Linux in general) so probably I won't understand ALL of the technical terms, but I will give my best. As introduction in my problem, I wanted to create a Live CD ...
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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, such that the drive is bootable? ISOs such as a live Linux preview disk, Windows installation ISO, etc.
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Nightmare Mode:No booting from USB,LIVECD or OS using a laptop

I am feeling very stupid. I cannot boot from CD, I cannot boot from USB and I have no OS installed on the laptop. Backstory: This computer is old. I couldn't boot from usb or cd, but wanted to ...
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Accessing free space on CD/DVD after burning ISO image

I have a 4.7 GB DVD and after burning a 1.1 GB ISO image (Linux Live CD), I should technically have around 3.6 GB of space left but when I mount them on Linux, I could only see the 1.1 GB Live CD ISO ...
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How to start Linux Live USB from a Linux Live CD?

I have an old computer that only runs bootable CDs and it does not have BIOS. I was thinking that it might be able to boot a live Linux USB from a live Linux CD because it also does not have a DVD ...
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Booting a Linux Live tool from FreeBSD UFS2 partition

I would like to boot a Live Linux CD, without needing the CD. Take for example GParted or CloneZilla. Which I periodically boot off their Live CD. But I would like to eliminate the use of the CD/DVD ...
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Upgrading Kubuntu through LiveCD after Crash

I have accidentally purged some important stuff, I think, causing my Kubuntu 14.04 to not boot past the startup logo (see my earlier question on Unix Stackexchange here). I can, however, run Kubuntu ...
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Does booting from a LiveCD damage my files?

If I were to boot from my CD would it change my HDD OS or any data on my HDD? I am asking because I have a desktop on Windows 7 but I want to be able to boot on to Linux temporarily so I can test it ...
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Making a live & installable media from a Debian Jessie variant?

I enjoy trying different distros as I hear of them, and lately have installed several based upon Debian 'Jessie' (x64) - Q4OS and PrathamOS. I have also grabbed a couple of others that I will check ...
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Hp pavilion g6 doesn't boot from CD/DVD

I have a HP Pavilion g6 and I have burned a Linux Ubuntu 15.10 ISO to a DVD. I entered the BIOS to change the boot option so that the computer boots the CD/DVD drive. However, instead, it's always ...
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How to create hybrid live USB

I have a laptop running stock UEFI and Windows 8.1. I want to create a bootable live linux USB stick that can be used to boot either my older BIOS system or my newer UEFI system. I am ok with having ...
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Fedora LiveCD just reboots PC

I burned myself a Fedora 23 (x64) LiveCD and was trying to boot it on my PC. The system can boot the disc and I am shown the menu. When I select any option (other than memtest), the PC sits for a ...
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Creating multiple partitions with livecd-creator?

I have been using livecd-creator to create livecd's for a while now without issue. However, now I want to create a new livecd with multiple partitions, for example (from the kickstart file): part / -...
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Making Live Distribution from a running Linux OS (Debian)

I am running a Debian based linux i386. I downloaded, configured and installed snort. I also changed the desktop background and added a few files in the only user's home folder. I want to turn that ...
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How to configure live DVD based OS to install packages to hard drive?

If I'm running a live DVD operating system (specifically Debian) is there any way that I can configure the OS to install packages to the hard drive that is in the computer rather than storage that is ...
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Live CDs giving “Out of Memory” error

So, I've been trying to boot into an Arch live cd to fix a hard drive error I've been having. But, whenever I try, this happens: It starts the boot process, up to "Triggering uevents... " It throws ...
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Install Debian Based OS without Live CD/USB

After having a few problems installing a Debian based Linux system, I was curious, Is it possible to fully install a Linux OS to an empty partition without booting a live/installation CD/USB? (I ...
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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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How to install apps on a Windows 7 live CD?

I found a lot of tutorials about creating Windows live CDs. But all of them just teach the basic creation, a few has portable apps. I need to install some apps that don't have portable editions. They ...
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PC boots into GRUB rescue/ Live Cds will not start

Ok, so this is kind of two issues at once. So, I was thinking about reinstalling Windows alongside my Linux install. I was in the recovery partition, but I changed my mind and hit cancel. When I did, ...
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How to write Debian to a USB flash drive from a Debian live CD?

I’m new to Linux, and I want to create a live USB flash drive for Debian Jessie. I burned Debian to a CD in order to then create a live USB flash drive of it. Win32DiskManager doesn’t download due to ...
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Need a software backup solution with specific features

I'm going to be formatting my machine in the next couple of days. I finally got Windows 7 set up how I like it and decided on a suite of software that I will be installing after each format. Since I ...
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Linux live OS determine current boot media(CD/USB) which is used to boot the kernel and rootfs residing on the same media

Is there a way to detect the current boot media used to boot a Linux Live OS? In a live OS system, I would like to uniquely determine the current boot media(CD/USB) that has been used to boot the disk....
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Where do I find a live CD with octave?

I'm working on a project involving octave. It's difficult to tie up my work computer with running the calculations so I thought to do it on an old laptop. That computer doesn't have an OS currently so ...
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live linux distribution with replacement for DriveImage XML

I need a live linux distribution (enable to run from USB stick) with included software: replacement for DriveImage XML antivirus hdd partition management (GParted is good enough) webbrowser KeePass (...
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Fedora 23 realtek ehternet works on livecd, but doesn't on a fresh install

lspci | grep -i ethernet gives the same for livecd and fresh install: 02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)` ...
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can't boot fedora 23 livecd on my tablet

I can get it booting and can see the filling splash. However, my usb drive is attached through the tablet's OTG port which needs DWC3_XHCI to be on, which most kernels don't. Can I re-compile the ...
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Ubuntu karmic 9.10 Live image on USB is not working

This is my configuration: 4GB HP pendrive Ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386 image file for live USB install pendrivelinux (u910p) and ubetbootin (unetbootin.sourceforge.net) T61 machine Earlier I have ...
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Can not access Hard Disk from Ubuntu 12.04 live CD

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 . OS is corrupted in my system and can not boot. I just go through recovery mode and upgrade my OS but still i can not boot. Using Ubuntu 12.04 Live ...
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Combine serveral images into one Live-USB [duplicate]

I wanted to know if it's possible to combine at least two systems into one image : Example : I have a Debian image (.iso) and a Clonezilla image (.iso) and I want to make one image and the GRUB (...
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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 one,...
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Empty Boot folder on chroot Debian

I have wanted to create a custom livecd of Debian. I created a basic Debian (jessie) with debootstrap and began to configuring it. When I wanted to get vmlinuz and initrd files, I could not find them ...
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Booting an Asus EeePC from a LiveCD USB stick

I have two identical Asus EeePC netbooks that are both installed with Ubuntu. One of them was sitting on the closet shelf and the battery went completely dead. When I charged the battery and tried to ...
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How to use ubiquity command when booting Ubuntu Live CD?

In default Ubuntu ISO, the menu labeled "Install Ubuntu" includes only-ubiquity in its boot command. In default Kubuntu the menu labeled "Start Kubuntu" includes maybe-ubiquity, which will show user ...
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Linux - How to run programs on external media?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LiveCD and the full Ubuntu 14.04 install on a bootable USB hard drive. I have g++ installed on the hard drive, but I need to use the hard drive for sneakernet. Is there a way to ...
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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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Edit boot menu when booting from a live CD

My laptop has a nomodeset problem; check the link for more info. Basically, I would need to add nomodeset in grub in order to boot any linux distro. If I want to use a distro, I'd need to install it, ...
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NEC computer won't boot from USB - I have tried everything I can think of

System hangs after 'Verifying DMI Pool Data.......Update Success" I have tried: Set boot priority (USB boot supported) Reset BIOS Search for BIOS update - none available Booting from CD - this ...
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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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Is it possible to run Windows 95 or 98 from a CD?

I have certain old DOS-era programs that expect to be able to bang on hardware directly, specifically, the printer port. These cannot be run in an NTVDM under 2K, XP or later, since the NTVDM ...
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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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Grub4DOS: Booting Debian/Ubuntu ISO

I found it very strange, but common configuration I have found in Internet does not really work for me. I have downloaded Ubuntu ISO and Debian Live CD. I have created Grub4DOS USB and copied these ...
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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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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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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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What's the proper way to prepare chroot to recover a broken Linux installation?

This question relates to questions that are asked often. The procedure is frequently mentioned or linked to offsite, but is not often clearly and correctly stated. In an objective to concentrate ...
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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD: Trying to restore by broken Grub

ello, I am trying to fix my Grub on the live cd of ubuntu 9.10. (i have a backup in ./home/myuser/Desktop) Now, i've got access to the ./home/myuser folder, but now it has two files: 'readme.txt' ...