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Questions tagged [livecd]

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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Configure Gnome settings with Debian Live-Build

I'm making a spin of Kali Linux and am following their guide while referencing the Debian Live Build manual. I'm trying to figure out how I can get a few simple tweaks like application, cursor, icon, ...
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How to access overlayfs “upper” dir on a Linux live session that was booted without the “persistent” option

I've been trying to figure out how to programmatically or non-programmatically escape the /cow/upper chroot that is set up by the casper init scripts on Debian based Linux live distros. The problem I'...
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Install/run-live ISO images from HD partition

I want to partition my HD this way: some partitions to install OS (e.g. Windows 7 x64 and Linux or even OSx86) and the remaining for data. I want the data partition to be NTFS and bootable with a ...
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Change CD File System

I recently used UDF format for my CD so I can play some music on my car but when I insert it in, it shows me that it only supports Joliet/ISO9660 (My CD is also a live file system). So is there any ...
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Will portable Ubuntu work if PC stuck on Win10 update?

Two of my friends have had problems with the recent Win10 feature update resulting in having to re-install Win10 and losing all files. It gets stuck in a loop from the 'Choose Keyboard' option during ...
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How to browse local hard disk through file manager in Debox live cd?

I just made a Debox live CD to transfer files from my hard drive to a USB stick. I can access the USB storage in the media folder, but I'm unable to find the local hard drive. How can I access it?
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Can I load and mount a second initramfs as root to replace the original in loading of CentOS 7 LiveCD?

Please let me know if this question needs to be reworded; I've been reading about the lowest levels of loading for Linux and Systemd. I'm currently dealing with a limitation in grubx64.efi - It ...
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How to confirm if an ISO is UEFI bootable - An UEFI Rescue disk ISO does not boot in UEFI Mode - VMware

I have downloaded All in one – rescue disk (ISO file) from an internet site. The site claims that it’s based on Ubuntu 64 and is UEFI Boot capable. The ISO does open in 7z and when opened in Power ...
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Are there Linux live CD/DVDs have full Unicode Support? [closed]

Many Linux live DVDs I tried so far cannot show some of my file names properly. This includes System Rescue CD and Knoppix. My requirement of this live DVD is: Must be able to enter GUI In the GUI ...
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2100 error on lenovo e550 laptop, But linux lives boots each time

Before mark this question as duplicate Please read it completely. I have a lenovo thinkpad e550 and I encounter this error in boot time: 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Press Esc to continue....
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Small live-cd image with openssl support [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux live-cd image with openssl installed. I do not want a graphical interface and the image must be as small as possible (< 500MB). The purpose is to build a certificate ...
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Can't Boot Live CD In VirtualBox UEFI/EFI Mode

I really need to boot into a live CD in EFI mode so I can run update-grub2 but it keeps using BIOS mode for some reason. I set mount points and chroot to the install I want to work on and then update ...
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how can i create bootable iso image for (linux from scratch )LFS 8.0

i am currently using the hint http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/boot-cd_easy.txt for creating a bootable cd for lfs 8.0 in ubuntu 16.04 LTS but its not working .please guide me ...
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How to create Live CD/bootable ISO from LFS build

I have completed the installation and configuration of LFS 8.0 System, now I want to turn it into a bootable ISO, for that I followed the hint http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/...
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Windows 10 non-persistent installation (live ISO)

We've got a Windows 10 installation running in an environment where it can occasionally lose power and restart. However, this sometimes leads to corruption of files. I've had a look at Windows "To-Go"...
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Would a repair of the 64-bit installation MBR using 32-bit LiveCD be compatible?

My aging computer runs an i5-760 on a P7P55D-E Pro. The primary OS on this was Win 7 on a SATA drive. A used HP 80GB IDE drive came my way upon which I've installed 64-bit Ubuntu with a GRUB loader. ...
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Make a laptop Hard Disk bootable?

I have a laptop with no OS installed in its HDD. The BIOS doesn't support USB booting and the CDROM drive doesn't work. Would it be possible to burn a 32bit installation ISO preferably Arch Linux ...
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Avira Rescue CD boots to a Terminal, the GUI won't start

I'm trying to use the Avira Rescue CD, but when I boot it, all I get is the Terminal, and I'm unable to start the GUI. The first picture is what I see when I boot it up, and the 2nd picture is what I ...
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Computer won't boot from internal drives

I'm trying to get a computer up and running again. It has an NF4U-AM2G mobo, AMD 64 x2 Athlon 4600 cpu, a DVD drive, a 250GB samsung IDE HDD, a 160GB Maxtor IDE HDD, and a 320GB Hitachi SATA HDD. For ...
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How to chroot Arch from a Gentoo live cd?

I have a laptop with 2 OS partitions: 1 for Windows 10, 1 for Arch Linux. The bootloader is the Windows one, so I cannot start Arch. Now my Windows suddenly broke, so my laptop cannot startup normally ...
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After mounting partitions still getting Live CD's files

I want to edit my system's /etc/pam.d/common-auth file from live CD (guess why...). I executed the following commands: sudo su cd /mnt mkdir os cd os mkdir dev sys lib lib64 bin etc proc home boot ...
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Install Kali From Live System

I am currently in the process of re-configuring my laptop, in order to allow me to use full-disk LUKS encryption (including the /boot partition) (See this article). The problem that I have run into ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 works ...
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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 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...