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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Increase disk space for Fedora Live CD

I am trying install some apps on fresh fedora live cd, but with no luck. Error message appears due installation that not enough disk space: [SKIPPED] wine-stable-common-7.0.0-3.1.i686.rpm: Already ...
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Is it possible to customize an Ubuntu or Debian live system while keeping the secure boot (microsoft keys) compatibility?

I would like to create a customized live system of either ubuntu or debian while keeping it compatible with the microsoft secure-boot keys, allowing computers to boot this live-system without fiddling ...
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Installing application on laptop without HDD using live Windows DVD

I have an old Laptop which: its hard disk is damaged I cannot boot it by bootable USB flash I can boot it by live windows 7 DVD So I boot it using live windows 7 DVD. Now I want to install MIT ...
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Maximizing compatibility for bootable USB flash drive

I wish to have a set of bootable USB sticks in my EDC/travel kit. I have a small case in which I can carry a few tiny USB sticks. What configurations should I opt for in order to maximise ...
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RAM missing in live Linux environment

I have 4 GiB of RAM on my computer (1 x 4 GiB stick). When I run any live Linux distribution (I've tried Linux kernel 4.9, 5.9 and 5.10), free -h shows only 2.1 GiB total RAM. Everything else (UEFI, ...
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how may i add bios&firmware updates into the FreeDOS 1.3-RC4 live .iso?

So far i've downloaded the FreeDOS 1.3-RC4 live iso, mounted it, copied the contents, added some files, and created a new bootable iso using this command: genisoimage -no-emul-boot -boot-info-table -...
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Installing Fedora 33 in VirtualBox on Windows host: nothing happens

I'm trying to install Fedora 33 in VirtualBox on a Windows 10 host. So I created a VDI file Fedora.vdi and inserted the iso file Fedora-MATE_Compiz-Live-x8-_64-33-1.2.iso . Then I start the virtual ...
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How to add boot entries for Linux LiveCDs in Windows Boot Manager on Windows 10 when EasyBCD refuses to run?

How to add boot entries for Linux LiveCD's on Windows 10? I used to use EasyBCD 2.4 to achieve this, trouble is I can't use it right now, tried uninstalling it and then reinstalling it, it just won't ...
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How to install Windows 10 from Linux (Puppy) live CD

I have very old PC which has 4GB of RAM and can only install from CD (700MB) - no usb or DVD. All I can do is load Linux Puppy http://puppylinux.com/index.html#download from Live CD and can see (...
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Incomplete Debian live localisation

I have a live installation of Debian 10.6.0 amd64, burnt on a DVD-RW using imgBurn, for school and I need it to be easily available in italian without much hassle. If I boot it using its italian ...
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How to rename interface in squashfs for a live system?

I am running a custom build Debian OS. I have tried various methods to rename the Grub standard wlp3s0 to the more usable wlan0 in a live system in unpacked squashfs, including the widely suggested ...
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How do I install Windows 7 onto the HDD while on Kali live usb?

I have a problem installing Windows 7 after I messed up files on drive C. Now I have two folders named windows.old and windows.old000 After more than one failed attempt to complete the Windows 7 ...
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How can I boot a Live CD on laptop with broken internal hdd?

My laptop’s internal hard drive is broken, and while there is an SSD, it is 22GB capacity and is also not the boot drive. Whenever I try to boot from a Live CD (ParrotOS) it loops an I/O error (...
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Garbled Display when installing from Ubuntu LiveUSB onto Dell/Alienware R8 with advanced nVidia card

I am trying to install 18.0.4 on a Dell/Alienware R8. Great machine. Following are completed: Created a new Boot Entry for the LiveUSB Restarted computer and through GRUB selected Install Ubuntu ...
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Files were deleted when I used `mv` command from disk to usb with ubuntu live cd

I have a computer with Ubuntu 18.04. The Desktop was broken, so I decided to reinstall the OS. I wanted to recover my important files, so I used Ubuntu 18.04 Live CD. When I tried to move the files ...
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Mounting as loop device fails with "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock, ..."

I tried $ mount -o loop ./live-cd.iso /mnt on a Live-OS image, which failed: mount: /mnt: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0, missing codepage or helper program, or other error....
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what does a live CD need to boot?

Several years ago, I used an Ubuntu live CD with some windows hard drive disk (HDD) and managed to make an Ubuntu OS bootable HDD. At that time it was easy, as I remember. Now, I'm trying, for a day ...
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What file stores the theme that XFCE uses on boot?

I'm working on a custom live boot of Debian with XFCE and I want to boot to a specific theme by default. I have the theme loaded onto the ISO so it's available when it boots, but it still boots to the ...
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How to detect if Kali is run from Live CD in Bash?

What is the most reliable way to detect if Kali is run from Live CD or installed to disk?
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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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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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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 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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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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