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

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What live distribution is well-suited for presentations? [closed]

My students often use the classroom projector screen to give presentations, usually using PowerPoint, but sometimes they show pre-recorded presentations in SMPlayer. The classroom computer is ...
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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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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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Small Linux distro with Ruby

I have been using Puppy Linux for basic Linux needs, however now I would prefer one that has Ruby included, so that it does not have to be downloaded. I would prefer a small distro that can run from ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...