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

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Copy live CD to RAM on boot

OK, so I've put together a live CD which uses isolinux as the bootloader. Any idea what magical option or switch I need to use to make it copy the compressed filesystem to RAM before mounting it? (Not ...
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How to distribute my debian system?

I have a Debian (Wheezy) system that I have configured by installing/removing packages and editing some conf files. I would like to distribute an (almost) exact replica of my system to others ...
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Editing isolinux leads to kernel panic error in Centos Live CD

I downloaded a CentOS Live CD and tried to customize features on it. The CD boots fine if I use it "as-is". If I edit "isolinux.cfg" to edit the change the title of the CD or the automatic boot time, ...
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Debian doesn't detect disks from Live CD

I've loaded from the USB stick with Debian Live CD on it to fix the MBR after a Windows installation. Suddenly I've found that fdisk -l shows nothing but the live USB itself. What would it mean? ...
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Copy files from source machine to LiveCD

I'm working on distributing a version of Fedora to our internal development team using Live CD. There are certain files I would like to copy to the live cd that are not: part of an RPM or going to ...
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Linux installation to LiveCD?

I currently have a few VM images of both Debian and Ubuntu. I was thinking it might be nice to burn them as a live CD on DVD-media and carry it around with me in case I need it whatever reason. Is it ...
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Linux Live CD cannot play video

I want to switch from windows to linux, but before the switch I would like to try them out in the Live CD. I downloaded the iso and created a multiboot usb stick ( by YUMI Multiboot USB Creator ). I ...
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Can't Get “lsdvd” To Work On Remastered Live CD's

I have attempted to make Tiny Core Linux, Archboot (didn't get very far), and SliTaz remastered live CD's with lsdvd included, in order to create a lightweight transcoding solution that allows as much ...
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Build complete Distro with LFS

I want to build distro from source with LFS. Which include default third party tools & tools from different Linux distro. I have following questions: Can I build with LFS? Using LFS can I make ...
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Gentoo Live CD from Hard Drive: No Mountable Filesystems on root after modules loaded

I am attempting to install Gentoo on my PowerPC Mac. I have reached the point where I can boot the Live CD (I have no functional CD Drive, so it is from a spare Hard Drive), but after the kernel is ...
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Install of Gentoo: Can't find root device (boot of LiveCD from HardDrive)

I am attempting to install Gentoo on my PowerPC Mac. I have reached the point where I can boot the LiveCD (I have no CD Drive, so it is from my Hard Drive), but after the kernel is loaded, I get a ...
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Unable to boot from Fedora LiveCD

So I finally decided to move from Windows to Linux. But before that I have wanted to try Fedora distribution from LiveCD. So I downloaded Fedora 17 .iso file, unpacked it and then burned on my CD. I ...
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Install Chrome Linux from PXE boot

I've got a PXE boot server from which I can boot a selection of LIVE CD's. Mostly different Ubuntu distributions. Setting it up for ubuntu was relatively easy. I have copied the caspar directory from ...
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Remote-Accesible Live-Distribution (aka Live CD)

I'm looking for a live distribution (Live CD or the likes) which comes - per default - with sshd running at startup. I want to check the components of my laptop whose graphics has died ...
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update-grub in grml

I converted a machine from a single disk to mdadm RAID1. I did this nearly like it's described in Raid1 on a running system. Before, I tried to make the same changes not within the running system, ...
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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How do I backup everything?

What can I use to create a backup image of my entire system that will be saved on a LAN computer via SSH? If I break anything later, I want to be able to restore my entire system as it was before the ...
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Make gdm/mdm prompt for an empty password on liveCD

By default Fedora liveCD is configured in a way that liveuser is logged in automatically since following lines added to gdm/mdm (a fork of gdm of GNOME2) configuration file [daemon] ...
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What live distro can automatically accept usb tethering from android phone?

I want to take my old notebook while travelling. I have to boot up only from usb or cd though. I want to connect to the internet using usb tethering from my android phone (HTC Desire + cyanogen mod ...
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Securely Deleting A File In Ram

I'm running a live distro in ram. I need to write a password to a file. Later, I need to delete it securely. I don't know how live file systems work, so I'm unsure if I open the file for writing, ...
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How to fix mistake in grub.cfg from LiveCD?

Playing around with the GRUB2 configuration, I did something wrong, which caused the system to fail booting. I would like to fix the issue by re-editing the GRUB configuration file using Fedora 16 ...
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LiveCD for LFS 7.0

Most of the live CD systems I have come across don't seem to have the LFS requirements pre-installed (i.e. everything on this list). Are there any live CD systems that come with the required software ...
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Black screen at boot with Mint and Ubuntu live CDs

I just bought an HP pavillion g6 laptop, with the hope of installing Linux on it. I have now tried both Linux Mint (my first choice) and Ubuntu, and both simply give me a black screen from the moment ...
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How to keep LiveCD settings?

As I am now only able to run my machine from liveCD (Fedora XFCE 16 or Xubuntu 11.10), I would like to know if there is a way to keep the current session's settings (keyboard, wifi etc.) for a later ...
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How to troubleshoot a computer freeze from liveCD?

I'm helping my dad fixing his old computer. I am now running it from Fedora 16 with XFCE Live CD. If I try to install, as soon as it gets to the part where it writes partition to disk however, the ...
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Custom live distro - ways to detect it is running inside virtual machine (or prevent running in VM altogether)

I am creating a custom live distro that will be a specialist work environment for those of my employees that are on the road. I am looking for ways to detect or, ideally, prevent my live distro from ...
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Trying customize Fedora rescue image - how do I go about this?

Most of what I've found on this involves changing install discs - which I don't really need. I just want to install a handful of extra packages and maybe some helpful scripts onto the Fedora rescue ...
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No installation option with livecd

I'm currently running Windows 7 x64 Professional and want to dual-boot with CentOS. I made a disk partitioning and wrote an image of CentOS on flash drive. But when it is being booted there's no ...
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GRUB won't boot, live CDs either

First, my computer crashed slowly, as if all the files were being deleted, then when I tried to reboot, GRUB just didn't show up. I also tried to boot on a live CD but it doesn't work either (yes, ...
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How to remove LiveCD after installing OS on VirtualBox?

After going through the process of installation of a Unix OS (in this case Mageia) on VirtualBox 4.08, the next step is to remove the LiveCD. Since the LiveCD is virtual, how should one proceed to ...
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Live-CDs no longer boot as expected

For some reason on my office machine every Linux Live-CD either takes forever to boot or goes to a terminal interface instead of the expected GUI. I used to boot to an Ubuntu 10.10 Live-CD and ...
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Any LiveCD or LiveDVD Distro whith multi session burning onto LiveMedia

I'm looking for any Distro or LiveLinux for CD/DVD (NOT usb/SD card usage) which does the following: 1) All changes to the filesystem are written to the RAM disk with an overlaid filesystem. 2) Upon ...
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PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse not working AFTER boot

My CPU is 64 bit, I have a PS/2 keyboard and a PS/2 mouse and I have tried Live CDs of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora, Arch Linux, Wubi installations, 32 and 64 bit (my CPU is 64 bit) and Puppy Linux. I am ...
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Simple LiveCD running only Xorg Server

I have a netbook without HDD, I think it could be useful for monitoring logs. Do someone know about a light LiveCD, running only a Xserver?
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How to boot from iso with Grub2/Burg boot loader

I'm using Ubuntu as my primary OS and alternative is Windows 7 for gaming, and another stuffs. I want to have menu to boot some live CD ISO. Is there anyway to make menu entry in Grub2/Burg to boot ...
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Live Linux CD/DVD with Bittorrent client, Java, Flash, VLC?

I'm looking for a live CD distribution that offers me fully featured environment for using Internet and OpenOffice (or some other office app compatible with M$ Word). I thought about installing a ...
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Which Grub to use for a custom portable boot image?

I would like to make a bootable USB/Floopy/LiveCD with linux kernel and Grub. After booting to that USB/Floopy/LiveCD using VirtualBox or directly, it will show my own customized Grub screen and then ...
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Using live-helper offline

I'm trying to create a custom Debian liveCD using live-helper, but offline. It was more or less possible with apt-cdrom (using the official DVDs to solve all the dependencies). I did lh config and ...
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How to add packages onto a Fedora live USB

I want to create Fedora 14 live CD with additional packages. How to do it?
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A Live CD distro for getting data off a NTFS partition without X Windows

The Windows partition on my laptop seems to refuse to boot, and since I lack the original install CD, I was thinking of installing my preferred Linux distro, Arch on it. I want to recover data off ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 on MacBook 5,2

I've been trying to dual-boot FreeBSD 8.1 with Mac OS X on my MacBook (5,2), but am having trouble trying to get the live cd to boot. I reach the FreeBSD Boot Loader Screen with the options for boot, ...
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How to install from a Linux live CD that does not support installing?

I tried out the linuX-gamers live DVD and like it so much that I want to have it as the main operating system on my desktop. The FAQ says: Can I install or copy the medium to my hard disk? No, ...
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Having trouble reinstalling Grub from live CD

I have a 64-bit Sabayon Linux and Mac OS X dual boot. After using gparted to resize my partitions, I can no longer boot Sabayon. I've tried chrooting and fixing grub from several live CDs, but they ...
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Linux Live CDs that are able to save configuration on the boot disk?

Puppy Linux has a great feature: as in wikipedia is mentioned However, it is possible to save files upon shutdown. This feature allows the user to either save the file to disk (USB, HDD etc.) or ...
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“lshw -C disk” returns but prints nothing

I am using an ubuntu live cd to help me recover some data off of a hard drive. I used lshw -C disk to find out which device I need to copy, /dev/sda in this case. I am using ddrescue -n to try and ...
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LiveCD web browser distro

I'm not too familiar with Linux, but hope it may be ideal for this situation. I'm hoping there is a boot from CD style distro that will be ideal for my daughter to use solely for browsing the ...