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A Live CD is a bootable CD-ROM with an OS on it

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How to update the kernel for a live CD Linux image

I have a liveCD ubuntu Linux iso image. I need to update the kernel of this image. I've tried to get the iso on a host Ubuntu system and move the compiled kernel and the modules from there to the ...
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Are there any Live CDs (ISOs) that come with Powershell?

It seems to me that the license surrounding Powershell would prevent a Live CD coming with Powershell; but I'm not a laywer. But it also seems to me that it would be somewhat useful for purposes of ...
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After libc6 upgrade `sudo: account validation failure, is your account locked?` - What can I do before I switch off and repair from live CD

I have tried to install some packages (apache mariaDB) and something went wrong from my sudo apt install apache2 mariadb-server apt-transport-https At the end there was an error Checking init scripts.....
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Where is /cow for Linux booted from LiveUSB?

I wanted to see what files are added on top of ISO 9660 when LiveUSB Linux is running. When booted with persistence upper and work folders are on USB drive clearly seen. I run mount on Linux booted ...
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Use systemd-home on a live cd system

I'm configuring an archiso profile to correctly implement an user managed by systemd-home in its generated iso. User's home directory doesn't need to be encrypted. How can I do that? PS: it seems ...
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How to create a LFS LiveCD?

I wanna make a complete Linux distro using LFS, but i'm struggling to find how I can build a LiveCD and export it to other people
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minimum livecd linux desktop with ready mdadm

Is there any minimum livecd iso which is has linux desktop with ready to use mdadm. does not need a ubuntu installer. just a livecd.
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How to modified vmlinuz&initrd.img in correct way without update-initramfs -u command?

I had mad a Ubuntu LiveCD USB stick in persistent mode.Follow this article I install Nvidia driver, Cuda in chroot environment. The finally what I want is boot in persistent mode. And run nvidia's ...
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Gentoo invalid profile

So. Been going at the gentoo install without proper instructions until very recently. After emerge-webrsync stage of the install a message pops up saying "your current profile is invalid". ...
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Can we zerofree rootfs unattended?

If we want zerofree the root filesystem (/), we need to boot into a live CD to do that. Can we zerofree root filesystem in an unattended way (avoid manually boot into live CD and run commands by hand),...
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Headless server on live-usb that starts sshd automatically

Is there a distro that: by default boots with an ssh server running has some way for a user to access said server from the local network doesn't require any physical access more than just plugging in ...
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How Do I Make a Custom Installer on Debian 10?

I am creating a Debian-based distro. I am finished, except I don’t have a live installer. I don’t want to use the built-in Debian installer (the “Graphical Installer” in the GRUB menu). I am thinking ...
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Boot Linux from ISO Image inside Windows 7 Partion

I have a Windows 7 Laptop from a friend where he wants me to install Linux for him to try. The MBR partition table is already full, so there is no option to add another partition and install Linux ...
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Which minimum amount of memory is needed to boot the live system for installation?

The Arch wiki installation guide lists that more then a minimum of 512 MiB RAM is needed to boot the live installer. Other users noted that ArchISO 202005 breaks with 512MB of RAM. I can confirm that ...
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Can I install software in FreeBSD live CD?

I want to run a few diagnostic scripts in a FreeBSD live CD (the scripts are for FreeBSD, so...). But I would like to monitor the HDD temperature while doing that, so is it possible to install any ...
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grub2win isoboot CloneZilla LiveCD unable to find a medium containing a live file system

Help, please. I've got: Win10 Pro. With legacy bios bootloader. Installed grub2win bootloader. Added menu entry isoboot CloneZilla LiveCD. iso-file situated on local disk with NTFS file system. Menu ...
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lsof +d doesn't work properly on live CD

mkdir testdir cat > testdir/whatever when running from live CD (Ubuntu) lsof +d testdir shows nothing while cat is still running Does it have something to do with overlay fs? Can the behaviour ...
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gparted live: df missing drives in Ubuntu VM

I'm using GParted live iso to attempt to do zerofree. In the GParted GUI, I can see the same drives as when normally booted. But when I open the terminal - still in GParted Live - df doesn't show /...
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Can't delete a file at an NTFS partition in Linux

Can't delete a file at an NTFS partition, even tried this in LiveCD, but at the same partition delete other files not a problem. The file couldn't be deleted is a Windows system file, maybe with ...
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Rescue system/Live bootable from systemd-boot

I am looking for a distro able to Live boot-up directly from systemd-boot for rescue system purposes. Basically is a: Live CD/USB with some rescue tools, such as partitioning tools, etc. bootable ...
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How to autoprobe block devices in initramfs?

I am building a custom Alpine image based on isolinux. Basically, I am squashing rootfs, and mounting it as overlayfs. Bootloader does its job fine, kernel loads, but I am stuck at initramfs. Let ...
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LinuxLive: Howto login with local username

Linux (installed on my PC) doesn't want to boot anymore. So I access my data on my hard disk by running Linux from a bootable Linux Live USB stick. But some files on my harddisk can only be read with ...
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How to install kali into USB from a live DVD

I have searched everywhere on the net but all tutorials makes it seem like I must have an ISO for Linux to make bootable usb. Which currently I don't have. My condition now is that I have a bootable ...
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Convert an existing customised Debian 10 Installation to Live ISO

Can someone help please? I already did some research and found: Linux Respin completely messed up my system when trying to install dependencies (removed a lot of packages I needed) - at least I am ...
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How to manually tell systemd to not wait, but abort a job, during boot?

With several Distro "live-cd"s I have run into the situation where while starting systemd (the init used) it will reach a point where there is an output similar to: A start job is running for LSB: ...
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Linux Live CD crash after GRUB selection

I'm running on a fairly old HP Pavilion x360 - 13-a110dx (ENERGY STAR) with the newest BIOS firmware available. It has Intel HD 5500 graphics and 4 GB RAM. I'm currently trying to install ANY linux ...
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How to merge squashfs file during booting of "live" linux distros from GRUB manually?

I want to boot Linux distros from GRUB 2.0 command line. I've tried to do so for couple of distros and at "best" I receive initramfs prompt, no GUI which starts if distro is run stardard way. ...
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Boot custom CentOS 7 Live ISO from hard disk to RAM

I'm trying to create a customized package of CentOS 7, which could be placed in an internal hard drive of a non-virtualized server, and booted to RAM using a bootloader (e.g. grub) in a UEFI ...
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How is the official Debian Live-CD image built?

From Debian Wiki it looks like Debian Live-CD is built using live-build. However I couldn't find the source code (live-build configurations). Also this wiki was last edited in 2015. Could someone ...
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Debian live-build can't locate linux-image-686-pae

I'm trying to use live-build to construct a minimal Debian image containing the wireless firmware for my laptop. I get this error: [2019-02-04 18:56:40] lb chroot_install-packages install P: Begin ...
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Configuring live-boot and live-config on debian

I'm trying to build a custom debian live CD using Will Haley's article with xfce4 and lightdm as a graphical desktop environment and calamares as a default installer but i can't set the live CD auto ...
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Condition sometimes failing to test if a specific process is running or not

I can't understand why my script, sometimes, won't recognize if my Firefox is running. Analyzing the stdout I could state that this condition (if ps cax | grep firefox > /dev/null) sometimes is ...
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Shell-script to periodically free some memory up with Ubuntu 18.10 LiveCD with only 4GB of RAM. Need some improvement

Edit 1: The freezing just happened and I was able recover from it. Log(syslog) from the freezing until 'now': https://ufile.io/ivred Edit 2: It seems a bug/problem with GDM3. I'll try Xubuntu. Edit ...
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Mount an ext4 partition in another PC(Windows) at the same network in my Ubuntu Live?

Is there any way to mount an ext4 partition in another PC, running Windows, at the same network in my Ubuntu Live? My HD just died earlier today and I needed to use Live Distros until I get a new one....
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Mint "cow format specified as overlayfs and no support found" error

On a Mint 19 Mate pen drive persistent setup, I attempt to copy the casper-rw persistent file limited to 4GB to an ext4 partition. I am looking for the steps to transfer applications and data to an ...
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Autoboot Debian 9 live cd

I am trying to make live cd of debian-gnome autoboot with changing timeout from 0 to 1 in isolinux.cfg - the problem is i only have access to windows machines for now. Tried extracting (7-zip) and ...
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Load entire live system into RAM?

If I boot Linux without installation (i.e. from live DVD), how can I load the entire disc into RAM in order to be able to re-use the drive? It is possible with PartedMagic already. How can I do it ...
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I can't boot any distro from USB / CD to install or to use it live

I have a very old PC and i want to bring it back to life. SPECS: -Pentium 4, 3.00 ghz -1,5 GB RAM -nVidia Geforce GT210, 1GB I decided to install a stable distro like LINUX MINT XFCE 32-bit. I tried ...
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Debian-Live stucked on grub [closed]

I downloaded Debian-Live and write it to USB. When I boot from USB I get to grub and if I click Debian Live I see a screen blink like I clicked it but It wont boot, I'm still in GRUB. Pressing ...
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Optical drive power settings: Wait longer before spinning down

When running from a live DVD, something highly annoying is: I click on something. then I hear the DVD drive starting to spin.Now, I know that I need to wait five seconds until the computer reacts for ...
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CentOS LiveCD Boot Prompt?

Booting CentOS LiveCD and received a prompt (see image). What is this for?
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Install missing packages into Fedora LiveCD

I have a Dell Inspiron 3180 netbook. I am trying to update the BIOS but it is only offered for Windows. The netbook runs Zorin 12.3 but Wine is broken. Since I can't use the netbook's OS to install ...
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How to change Live DVD drive without reboot? (SquashFS)

Let's assume a PC has 2 optical drives, of which one can write DVDs and the other one is a DVD-ROM drive. I have a live Linux Mint Mate 18.3 Sylvia x86_64 on a DVD-RW. (If anyone is interested: It is ...
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How to install Debian From Live Cd

I downloaded Debian live CD from http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/debian-cd/9.4.0-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/ and afterwards I tried to install with following statement: sudo debian-installer-launcher ...
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How to build live image from custom compiled kernel? (Live-build)

I want to create a final infrastructure to boot a PXE custom kernel image, but through the process I'm stuck creating a middle "live" CD ISO using a previously compiled custom kernel image with the ...
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Boot kernel parameter to run an executable at the end of booting, if found

Is there such a feature? The executable would be run if found after the usual boot time mounting. Preferably standard Unix filesystem path; for example, /root/autorun.sh, not (hd0,0)/root/autorun.sh. ...
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/dev/sr0 (live DVD) turns into /dev/sr1 when inserting periphials

On a live Linux session, inserting a keyboard or mouse via USB onto the computer causes /dev/sr0 to be remapped as /dev/sr1, which makes the live system unable to access the DVD. sudo rename /dev/sr1 ...
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Make a live Linux reload data into block cache from live DVD

I eject the DVD, attempt starting Firefox, and put the DVD back in. Firefox did not start, but even after inserting the live DVD disc back, Firefox was still returning an input/output error. ...
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What is the difference between tails and a generic live cd distro? [closed]

I've been considering using Tails (an acronym for: the amnesic incognito live system) after some researches, basically, it's a linux distribution focused on security that wipes all your data after ...
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what are the benefits of always running from live cd for data protection? [closed]

Wanted to create a list of all the benefits of always running from a live CD (with or without persistence/as long as personal data is saved on encrypted drive locally)?
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