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

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WIFI Connection with Live CD but not with installed OS

I am really confused and hope somebody could help me solving my problem. i want to install Kali Linux but the problem is, when i start it from the Live CD my wireless adapter works, but when its ...
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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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The equivalent of a live-CD for a smartphone

Is there any way of running an OS in a smartphone without installing it on the device? That would be the equivalent of a live-CD for a PC. I intend to test several BSD distributions on a phone, that ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I run xvfb on a console-only debian system?

I need to be able to run firefox on a console-only debian system, and I want to run it using xvfb. The command I have been using to run it on my regular debian system is: $ xvfb-run firefox & ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 Live CD login appears sporadically after I disconnect and reconnect the Internet carrier cable for the Lenovo Think Station

I would like to find out why the Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Live CD login appears sporadically after I disconnect and reconnect the COMCAST Internet carrier cable at the back of the Lenovo Think Station ...
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Graphical issues installing Linux Mint

I'm trying to install Mint on a desktop and I'm having some issues getting it to cooperate. When I run from the Live DVD and allow it to start automatically, I get this on the screen: If I select ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 LiveDVD from an installed CentOS?

I have an installed Centos 6.1 64 bit. We need to create a LiveDVD from it. The custom is that it has a few packages installed that cannot be found in repositories. Question: how can I make a ...
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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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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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How to install Fedora on Xen with the LiveCD image?

I've managed to get the Fedora LiveCD image (Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-21-5.iso) to boot in Xen using the following configuration: name = 'fedora_x86_64' memory = 1024 disk = [ 'file:/path/...
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Ubuntu 16.04 with read-only filesystem and writable layer

(This is a cross post from askubuntu, as I think here are more people to know how to get this working) I want to set up Ubuntu 16.04 like a live CD. This worked great in Ubuntu 12.04 but with 16.04 ...
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How to install a system on top of ZFS?

I have a clear system with 5 hard drives, bios. No OS installed, no formatting applied to hard drives. I want to install a Scientific linux (6.6 or higher) OS on top of ZFS on it. What are the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Error building LiveCD for LFS

I've build an LFS with systemd recently and went to make a liveCD for it using this hint I've previously built an LFS with sysvinit and used that hint which worked perfectly. But this time I got a ...
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CentOS7 Livecd login loop after Dracut update to 033-360

I am trying to edit the official CentOS7 livecd build 1406 and after updating Dracut to 033-360 (due to being an nfs-utils dependency) from the original 033-161 I am stuck in a login loop. Further ...
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Boot Kali Linux into forensic mode; hangs loading network interfaces

When I boot my Kali Live CD (2016.1) in forensic mode, it gets to the point of auto-log in for root, and then immediately tries to start loading the network interfaces eth0 and wlan0. When neither ...
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How to make Live CD store data in hard drive?

How can I configure a Live CD operating system (Specifically Lubuntu) to use the hard drive as its main storage, not storage simulated in the RAM?
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Custom Debian LiveCD with Installer

I am wanting to make a custom Debian LiveCD that also has an option to install the system onto a HD. I have followed the instructions https://l3net.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/how-to-build-a-debian-...
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Editing the lsb-release information

I would like to customize Ubuntu live CD and it's mostly done , but after changing the the /etc/lsb-release file , i can't add any new repository ! So , How can i change the lsb-release to have my ...
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can't boot fedora live medium on my strange 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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How to configure internet connection on LiveCD?

I access LiveCD on remote server over IPMI iKVM. I started Scientific Linux LiveCD yet I see that it has not picked up internet automatically. Server was provided to me with a file containing some ...
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How to turn running Scientific Linux with users into LiveCD with only root user left?

I have a running system. I wonder how to turn it into LiveCD (with all installed apps, configurations etc, yet with out any user data/folders) How to do such thing, can it be done not from superuser?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...