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

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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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How to enter LVM GUI from CentOS live CD?

I'm trying to reduce in size one of my logical volumes in CentOS. I booted from the CentOS 5.10 installation CD into linux rescue and tried running: lvreduce --resizefs --size 450g ...
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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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Kali live DVD or USB

First of all, I'm very inexperienced in Linux so I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. Is it possible to run Kali on a live dvd or usb, like it was possible with Backtrack? If so, can you link me ...
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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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Live USB Stick of directory

I had created one file-system by following LFS. Now I want to create it's LiveCD and put it on USB-pendrive. So that, I can use whenever and wherever I want. What is the procedure to do so ? Google ...
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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 ...
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fedora - snapshot invalid

I'm building fedora live images and they use dm-snapshot to make root read-write. The problem I've noticed with this is that either the space allocated for the snapshot is inadequate, or it is ...
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How can I modify and rebuild the Finnix ISO to include my own scripts?

I've been using this live boot distro, Finnix to do some installation work on several virtual machines. I'd like to modify the ISO file to include a script I need to do installations. I've booted the ...
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livecd-tools - ext4 errors

I'm using livecd tools to build an ISO image customized to my liking. It appears to build fine, but after booting up, I get a bunch of ext4fs errors indicating referenced inodes were deleted. My ...
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Building an Arch Linux based live CD/USB

After bootstrapping my Arch live CD, I try to install the archiso package with: pacman -Sy archiso but I get: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) archiso: ...
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Why can I access all my files without a password when booting with a Chakra Linux live CD?

The other day I burned a Chakra Linux iso on a dvd. When I booted into a live session I was able to access all my regular data. In dolphin when clicking on the icon belonging to my /home/user ...
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Are there tools to build a LiveCD based on OpenBSD in the Linux environment?

I'm currently on Ubuntu and I want to build an OpenBSD 5.3 LiveCD customized for my own needs. I found the perfect tool to build a Linux LiveCD - live-build. I'm looking for the same, but to create ...
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tweaking the gentoo livecd for a 100% headless install

I am trying to enable ssh and a create a static root password for the live-cd. While the process seems quite obvious, I haven't been able to get a bootable image out of it. SSH-enabled gentoo livecd ...
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How do I get LILO to boot on cloned hard drive?

I have a really old hard drive with DOS and Linux partitions with LILO as the boot loader. I want a clone of this hard drive that works exactly like the original. I made a clone using Knoppix and ...
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Fedora 19 livecd - doesn't work with any tools on VirtualBox [closed]

I want to create a custom live distribution of Fedora. I am using Fedora 19 live CD on VirtualBox on Windows (64bit Macbook Pro) to do this. I have tried following on Fedora 19 32 bit, Fedora 19 64 ...
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LAMP LiveCD with IDE and xDebug

Does a Linux live-cd exist which has all the following out of the box? PHP IDE Line by line PHP debugging via the PHP IDE (xDebug) LAMP If yes, please could you let me know what it's called?
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How can I use a Mint Live DVD with separate persistent storage of customizations on a USB drive?

I am looking for a tool or "recipe" to set up persistent storage on a USB drive for a LiveDVD installation of Mint. My situation is that I have a laptop that will not recognize a LiveUSB and boot ...
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Is there kernel patch to prevent load files into RAM for LiveCD?

Is there kernel patch to prevent load files into RAM for LiveCD? I mean, if I'm use LiveCD with "boot to Ram" option, there is no needs for kernel to load executable binaries to RAM from RAM. It ...
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Source of Fedora Core 6 Live CD

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to search for a source for the above. There are many webpages pointing to (what I believe is) the original link - ...
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Black screen after GRUB

I recently bought a new laptop which came preinstalled with Windows 8 (no! please don't run away yet!). I'd like to try and put Linux on it in a dual boot (probably Ubuntu, with its UEFI support), but ...
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How to create an installable liveCD backup of my system (keep all installed packages but not home directories)

What tool should be used to do this? I have taken a look a remastersys but the image it generated wasn't installable. (I could just boot it, and login, although all my packages were installed). If ...
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How to create a custom debian liveCD (customize which packages are preinstalled)?

How would I do this? I have tried simple-cdd, but it did not work: $ build-simple-cdd FINISHED --2013-08-28 17:57:11-- Total wall clock time: 51s Downloaded: 54 files, 5.5M in 9.9s (568 KB/s) ...
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PCLinuxOS install without usb keyboard at bootloader

I have a PCLinuxOS Live CD in a very old computer (emachines etower 500i), and have managed to boot into the Live CD. The USB keyboard does not work in the bootloader, so it is impossible to select ...
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Installing Linux distros manually from live cd without installer

I am trying to install a debian based linux and I think its installer is broken. The live cd works fine, but the setup process always gets stuck at 9% and shows an error ("can't complete setup"). Is ...
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How to make dual boot live dvd

Can we make a live dvd with a dual boot option between Ubuntu and Linux mint? I have both the iso's. They both are larger than 800mb. If I will burn 2 dvd's, Then a lot of space will be wasted. So I ...
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CentOS custom livecd using su throws: “Error setting value: Failed to contact configuration server…”

I am building my own custom CentOS Live CD with tools and settings I need. But if I want to root myself using "su" I always get this error message: Error setting value: Failed to contact ...
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CentOS installation: difference between live CD and live DVD

While I am trying to download the CentOS Live CD for the installation I have gone through something very new to me: install from a Live DVD. Up to now I have just gone through Live CD but whats the ...
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Dom0 Xen kernel doesn't work with isolinux bootloader

I build my Dom0 kernel for Xen, but during boot, returns me the error: elf_xen_note_check: ERROR: Will only load images built for generic loader or Linux images I'm using isolinux because I need ...
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How to install mini Ubuntu Live CD to harddisk?

I am using a mini Ubuntu Live CD called Ubuntu Mini Remix. This is a command line OS. There is no GUI. It does not come with any installer software like Ubiquity. How can I install this OS into ...
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How to backup (make a copy of) LiveCD changes?

Many LiveCD distributions (for example Lubuntu 12.10 I use) allow making changes, for example updating timezone, logging in to Google Chrome, updating and installing additional packages such as ...
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can I run xvfb on a console-only debian system

I am developing a console-only debian-based rescue cd loosly based on thfixed spelling.e live-system's rescue cd. One of the things I need for my livecd is to be able to run firefox for some testing, ...
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How to build a live Debian CD/USB in Windows, bootable in EFI mode?

I tried to install the latest stable Debian release (Debian 7.0 "Wheezy") using the Debian Multi-arch netinstall (AMD64) "debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso" on my laptop. My laptop has a SecureCore ...
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Debian Live 3.x with encrypted root filesystem

I'd like to build a Debian Live system based on sid with an encrypted root filesystem. It's quite easy to install a Debian system with a rootfs encrypted with dm-crypt/LUKS, so I suppose it's also ...
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How to install manually from live CD? [closed]

I got a live CD and I tried to install it manually because it doesn't support installing. So I booted from live cd and did: mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda5 mount /dev/sda5 /mnt cd /mnt unsqaushfs ...
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Why is make unavailable on the default Gentoo liveCD?

Whilst attempting to install Gentoo on my desktop, I ran into some trouble getting my wireless card to work. This is the card I am using. The modules included with the Live CD didn't detect my card, ...
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What rescue disk (rescue CD/DVD) to recover data from failed HDD would you recommend for first time user?

What rescue disk (rescue CD/DVD) would you recommend for an user which unfortunately needs to rescue data from a bad disk (filesystems does not mount when using LiveCD, though fdisk looks O.K.) for a ...