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

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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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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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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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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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How can I install a Linux distribution to my DVD-RW?

I have got a DVD-RW on which I'd like to install some linux distributions, but I've tried a few (Ubuntu 13.10, Crunchbang, ElementaryOS and some others, don't really remember), but they didn't work, ...
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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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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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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 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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Unable to launch Fedora 18 LiveCD using USB device

I just bought a new motherboard which has BIOS and UEFI. I have a previously working LiveCD installed on my usb, created with LiveUSB Creator. I tried using it to boot but got stuck at the grub ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...