Questions tagged [livecd]

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

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Dropped into Arch emergency shell, incorrect FSTAB causes mounting issues, keyboard does not work, installing Arch onto a USB key using QEMU

This is my first time trying to install Arch so my apologies if I don't understand your answer. Here is my problem. I am using the QEMU emulator (x86_64) to install Archlinux on a 128GB Samsung USB ...
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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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CDROM drive and isofs filesystem support

I am trying to create a custom live disk using Linux Live Kit based on my current Mint 19.1 installation running in VMWare. I am having basically the same problem as this guy, here: https://github....
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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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GParted ISO boot with Hyper-v (Ubuntu VM) getting PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found

I am using a GParted ISO boot iso image with Hyper-v & an Ubuntu Virtual Machine where I want to resize the volumes after adding more disk space. Error Message: [ 0.0085051] PCI: Fatal: No ...
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mce: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank: 0 error while loading Lubuntu

I am trying to install Lubuntu 18.10 on an old machine: Pentium 4 2.66 GHz 512 MB DDR RAM Asrock 775VM800 When Live CD starts loading I get the following error: [ 0.052000] mce: [Hardware Error]:...
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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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Create CentOS Live CD with preloaded files [closed]

I'm trying to build a CentOS live CD with an executable I've written already on the desktop. Are there any good resources or instructions on how to do this? I've been having trouble finding steps that ...
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Customizing Linux Mint: What to remove? [closed]

I would like to create a customized Linux Mint Live DVD following one of the many guides online. Initially, this is intended to be used by my students only, but eventually I would like to make my ...
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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 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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How are Configuration Parameters 'written' on “Read Only” bootable Linux CD/USB, when plugged into any system?

I am trying to understand about the file system of bootable system on CD. For CDs which can only be written once, how exactly does system boot? Aren't there any configuration parameters which need to ...
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Mint and Ubuntu live disks, meltdown and spectre

Have the Mint and Ubuntu live disks been updated with the meltdown and spectre mitigations yet? I have no hard disk access, so can only use live disk CD. Thanks.
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systemctl: Only works via tty2? (same user logged into tty3&tty1.)

I think that opening Guimager caused the drive to be locked and now having trouble with SQUASHFS errors. But that is a different story. Surprisingly, only tty2 can issue systemctl suspend, not tty3 ...
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Live-Build doesn't make iso

I'm trying to make a Debian live image with live build here's the switches which i'm using with lb config --mode debian \ --system live \ --interactive shell \ --debian-installer live \ --...
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Manually enable a systemd service (sshd) via a live environment?

Okay, this might be a weird one haha I have a server, it’s an ARM based server, and I have no KVM, but I do have network boot and a recovery mode live environment (Debian based). The server only ...
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creating Debian live disk with customized gnome3 desktop

I'm trying to make a live Debian ISO with live-build I installed gdm3 by installing task-gnome-desktop. That is the metapackage which I found in the live-build manual page to install all the gdm ...
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Define RAM disk size of a custom built kali iso when booted live

I'm building a custom kali iso and would like to define the size of the root / (tmpfs) partition when it's booted live from an USB. Is this possible? I've got 32G of ram, and the ram disk size is 50%=...
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Looking for answers related to custom images and installers

Okay so I'm attempting to build my own custom live CD and eventually a distro based on Debian, using the live-build tools and squashfs-tools/chroot to modify the image. I'm also playing around with ...
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Fedora 26 i386 installation fails: “rpcbind.lock: No such file or directory”

My desktop with i686 CPU is currently running macOS Mavericks and I'm trying to install Fedora 26 i386 via DVD. Unfortunately, when it boots the DVD and I select "Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 26" it ...
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Can I create a Live DVD of my currently running Debian system?

Can I create a live CD of my currently running Debian setup? (Debian 9.1 with KDE with all the configurations I made, all the packages I installed and some files.) How can I do that? And in addition ...
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CentOS 6.5 livecd ISO fails to boot in IBM x240 server

CentOS 6.5 live CD ISO downloaded from http://archive.kernel.org/centos-vault/6.5/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD.iso fails to boot in my IBM x240 server. Boot Failed. IMM1:CD/DVD I tried ...
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make isoimage fails with 160 error

I am trying to build a new kernel (more details later) to use in a pxe boot. I ran the make, so now I am trying to run make isoimage so I can rip the need files. Here is my attempt with the error. Any ...
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Resize Boot Partition Next to An Extended Partition

I'm a new user of Linux and I installed Linux Mint 18.2. I created 2 partitions: Boot / Root (Namely /). Home (/home). I underestimated the size needed for the Boot / Root and only set it 25GB. I ...
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How to edit a kali linux custom iso?

I am creating a custom iso file of kali Following this guide: Live Build a Custom Kali ISO . I added some packages to the chroot list, but forgot some others I need. After creating the iso is there ...
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Debian 9 Stretch firmware-iwlwifi unknown host

I'm using Debian 9 Stretch Live from a USB Stick for testing hardware compatibility. The firmeware for the Intel Wireless 2230 was not included in the Live image. Therefore I installed it offline ...
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Is there a live linux distribution with a specific set of softwares

How do I find a live linux distribution with a contain at least a specific set of software that I want? If you might be wondering, I am trying to find a live linux distribution (can be live dvd or ...
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Use a partitioned live usb

I have a USB device and i'm trying to create it in a way that it has 2 partitions: one for a live linux disc and the other for document storage. I created the partitions using gparted and and set a ...
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Cannot build source from FreeBSD live CD

I screwed up my FreeBSD system, so I'm going to fix it from a FreeBSD live CD. First, I boot into the live CD, mount the partition where the broken system resides in with mount -t ufs /dev/ada0p5 /...
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Automatically running an installation cli script in terminal on startup

I created a custom Arch distro iso with Archiso and I wrote an installation script that prompts the user for input for install options. So far, the installation process is: boot the arch iso execute ...