A Live CD is a bootable cd with a (Linux) OS

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Linux LiveCD Server with FTP & SSH Services

Could anyone please suggest me a LiveCD (Linux Based) with SSH & FTP Services. Basically I don't want to install anything on my laptop so I just want to boot LiveCD with FTP/SSH services so I can ...
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How to work with a kernel one has no information about?

I'm working with a system to automatically assemble Live CDs. It came packaged with a kernel (seemingly based on 3.13.11), that has been working without problems so far. I noticed that, when I try ...
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Login to user's session with chroot

I have an USB thumb stick with the following partition scheme: sdb sdb1 -> root partition '/' sdb2 -> /home partition If I boot from a live CD, or just from my current Ubuntu OS ...
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What is the user and password for Sabayon Linux?

I am currently unable to use my computer because I can not login. I've burned thrice the daily minimal-dev Sabayon Linux ISO onto the same USB flash device. Each time, the login screen asks for login ...
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live-build strange symbols during boot

So I'm booting up my Debian live-build through QEemu and gets this strange symbols. Anyone know what it is?
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How random is the pseudo random number generators on live boot disks? Is there a way to seed it?

I know that random number generators on computers are only pseudo-random, but are the PRNGs on Live Boot USB or DVDs even less random? Is there a way to seed them after booting? Specifically curious ...
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Can ENCFS container be mounted from live disk?

I have a problem with my Linux Mint installation. So I'm thinking of backing up my files from a Linux Mint 17 live disk (which I'm using right now to post this). I'd like to back up my encfs ...
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How to update the hostname for a computer

On my Lubuntu machine (14.04 LTS), I booted an Arch disk, to have a look around, and now my hostname on my Lubuntu box is stuck as archiso. My hostname is set to what I want it to be, but I can't ssh ...
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Sync LiveCD etc directory after fstab mounts

I'm working on a RHEL 6.3 LiveCD which will eventually become a read only OS. During the development phase I have need to sync content for etc from a local data partition. The Live CD is created from ...
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Linux liveCD file-SIZES structure

I want to create LiveCD/liveUSB iso with basic linux cli tools. No X-server at all. With both i686 and x86_64 architecture (to boot on older and newer computers). And to be as less as possible size. ...
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Missing step: debian-installer-launcher

I created a Debian Live Image, but I'm missing a step for getting the debian-live-installer to work. I took the following steps: ##needed packages apt-get install --assume-yes xorriso live-build ...
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Why does Fedora live freeze/hang, when I install some software?

When I start Fedora from USB stick and install some software, after a while the system hangs. Then, when I try to start any programm (even poweroff) it wont work and tells me, that the binaries can’t ...
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CD & DVD check program cdck: Excellent disc! or is it? i/o error does this mean bad disc?

How do I establish that a DVD is "ok"? The DVD boots fine. I'm installing ViciDial, which is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit. (So the OS is OpenSuSE?) The md5sum for the DVD checks out: ...
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Building a Read-Only Linux System With a Writable Layer in RAM

I have a requirement to boot RHEL 6.6/7.0 into read-only mode with a writable layer only in RAM. I believe this is similar to how live CDs work, in that the file system is read-only, but certain parts ...
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Live linux distribution that includes TrueCrypt, to be used for data recovery [closed]

I want to be able to use a CD/USB bootable "live" linux distribution to: read a truecrypt volume mount local drives Ubuntu Privacy Remix seemed perfect as it does include TrueCrypt, but it ...
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Mounting hard drive from FreeBSD Live CD?

Before my question, a little background info, as I'm not sure whether it might be pertinent or not: I am trying to set up full disk encryption using GELI, booting from an external thumb drive, on ...
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How do I boot my computer from a Live-DVD from the terminal?

I'm not an expert on computers in general or Linux in particular, so if I'm vague on something please let me know and I'll try to elaborate. I have an old computer running Red Hat 5.0. It had a ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda2 extended partition with gparted live cd

I recently got a message while updating some programs that my /boot is full. I've been on other posts and everyone says delete files in /boot but I thought making it bigger seems more logical and ...
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Add driver to live distro?

I am using Lightweight Portable Security, and I need to add the FGLRX driver so I can boot it on my system (R9 200 is keeping it from booting). Is there a workaround? Is there a way I can just add the ...
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How Do Live/Boot CD Distros Run from Non-Writable Media?

How do portable Linux distributions run from non-writable media such as read-only CDs? Where do they view the folder system as being mounted -- on the CD or on one of the hard drives of the host ...
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How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD?

Debian on SSD. How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD? Additionally, to save results to a txt file. Partitions are sdb1 /boot ext2 sdb2 root ext4 sdb3 swap Should I unmount partitions ...
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Add packages to Debian live CD

I have to customize a Debian live CD with some files I have created. Until now I have extracted the official iso to a folder, uncompressed filesystem.squashfs, added my files, recompressed ...
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How can I convert a chroot into a GRUB2 bootable ISO image?

Say I have a chroot containing what will be a working Linux system, and some additional init scripts to mount an overlay filesystem (e.g. AUFS) over it. I've also generated a GRUB2 boot menu. What ...
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How to try every bit of a Linux distro without installing it?

Using a live CD\USB to try a Linux distribution failed me to test aspects like graphics\wireless drivers. I remember when I tried an Ubuntu live CD it was loaded using a virtual machine so I couldn't ...
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Is installing Kali on LiveDVD advisable?

I want to install the Kali penetration testing software on a DVD or a CD as a LiveDVD / LiveCD. Google turned up results on installation for a Usb and hard drive / disk installation, but nothing for ...
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How can I create a multi-boot USB using livecd-tools?

While going through the man page, I found some options that seem to suggest that the command line tool livecd-iso-to-disk is capable of creating a multiple-boot USB: --multi Used when installing ...
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How to install software to a multi-boot live CD

Okay, so I am creating a multi-boot live cd with various linux distributions including Debian and Mint. Each distribution will be used to focus on diagnosing and/ o repairing a specific issue best ...
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Live Distros: UBCD boot Deft, Caine, and Tails from Custom Menu

I'm building my own UBCD and I'm using dual layer to fit 7.5Gigs Useful resources for UBCD customization: The SYSLINUX Project UBCD Customize Casper Man Page Live Boot Man Page Here's my ...
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tail -f produces no output in Ubuntu live CD

For some test I start Ubuntu Live from USB. I'm trying to use tail command to show debug log, but it doesn't work. I also test opening two terminals (t1, t2) with this code: t1: touch a t2: ...
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How can I boot back into Windows after “installing” live CD to hard drive partition?

I wanted to boot a Mint 17 live CD, but I did not have a blank CD lying around so I "installed" the live CD on a newly created partition. Now my laptop always boots into Mint, but I want to boot back ...
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Boot Crunchbang LiveCD from HDD

Is it possible to copy Crunchbang's LiveCD (or any other LiveCD) contents to a hard drive and run it from grub? Or is there any other option to start #! installer without a CD or USB stick? I have ...
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What live linux smaller 2GB and with pre-installed `wpa_supplicant` is suited best for Gentoo installation?

I have a mid-old laptop that I want to use for learning more details about Linux, so I decided for a first-time Gentoo installation. I can only connect via WLAN to internet with this laptop. My router ...
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Ubuntu live CD keeps on going back to the choice screen

I had Ubuntu installed before, but then I decided to switch to Windows 7. I deleted all of the partitions and formatted the drive (via the Windows installation disk). Windows works fine, but now I ...
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How to reset password on an encrypted fs?

I've got a laptop which I haven't used since the last summer vacation: I did put Debian 7 on it and used Debian's feature to fully encrypt the disk, besides a tiny bootloader (or a tiny partition) I ...
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Take copy of RAM

How trivial is it to take a copy of the current state of a Live Linux Distro's RAM storage? I have had situations where it might be useful to debug what caused a problem with the OS, and if I had ...
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Live Linux distribution with preinstalled NVIDIA CUDA support

Is there any Linux distribution with preinstalled NVIDIA CUDA support that could be launched from a live CD/USB drive?
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How can I change the screen resolution of Slax?

Slax uses X.org for managing its GUI. However, when I boot Slax (specifically in a VM), the resolution gets capped at 1024x768. How can I increase the resolution to more fully utilize the screen ...
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stuck at grub rescue on boot, no bios, no live cd, ls returns hd0

I have an external hard drive with elementary os on it, and when I took it out my preinstalled windows 8 laptop, it came up with the "error: no such device:'hex number' grub rescue>". I can't boot ...
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LiveCD “Remembers” Earlier Partitioning

Whenever I use VirtualBox to install a Linux distro, I usually install the LiveISO onto the hard drive instead of just using it as a live CD. However, sometimes the ISO doesn't install fully (usually ...
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liveCDs detecting wrong video card

I just replaced my video / graphics card with a new model, the AMD firepro m6100. None of my ubuntu 13.10 based liveCDs are able to run correctly (manually running startx from tty1 fails, so that's ...
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How to make a Fedora respin that has a custom program icon on its desktop?

I want to create a Fedora custom Live DVD that ships with an icon to a custom program (not in any repository, it's something I made) appearing on the desktop, ready to be executed by the user as soon ...
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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 it possible to install a linux desktop environment from a live cd?

My question is about Linux in general but lets suppose my ubuntu isn't working property, booting in tty or whatever. I have no internet connection but I have ubuntu live cd. Is it possible to ...
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Window Manager / Desktop Environment Testbed

It is quite difficult to get a profound overview of the available desktop environments and window managers. To experience their look and feel in action without the hassle of permanently altering my ...
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How can I access a NTFS filesystem from a live Linux CD

My Win XP SP3 registry is corrupted(my own fault) so I need to move windows/repair/system to windows/system32/config/system. I have tried DSL, Sliax? and tinycore. DSL give me a 'cannot - as ...
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BackTrack 5 R3 programs aren't opening

I'm running BackTrack 5 R3 on an old Dell Inspiron 700m using a LiveDVD. I'm running the Gnome 32 bit version. To make X start I had to use the solution here. Once I get X open, I can't seem to open ...
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Computer wont boot with any media after installing wine on Ubuntu 13.10

Yup. I can boot into anything (meaning the os part), like a cd/dvd, a live usb, or the os on the HDD. i can boot into the first screen, which i think is called the grub selection screen and whatever ...
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Does Live Linux CD in general have safe handling of Windows NTFS files

I was reading this article - how do I Access or mount windows NTFS partition in Linux that mentions: NTFS3G is an open source cross-platform, stable, GPL licensed, POSIX, NTFS R/W driver used in ...
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Old laptop won't boot from live CDs

I've got an old Pentium III based Dell Laptop, the originally shipped with Windows 2K and has had Windows XP installed on it. I though I could get something useful out of it if I run Puppy, Lubuntu, ...
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grub on floppy to rescue CD boot chain

I am having trouble figuring out how to have grub installed on a floppy in a way that it automatically boots a modified Ubuntu 12.04 CD on startup. I will settle for knowing some commands at the grub ...