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

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Debian Linux live system toram: Failed to open /dev/shm device

I have written a shell script to create a squashfs live system from a hard drive installation, in order to have a linux system running only in ram. But when I run the toram live system, I have the ...
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Live Alpine Linux can't find any disks

I've been making a bootable, CLI Alpine Linux recovery disk, but Cfdisk can't find any disks to partition, neither does setup-disk, what are the steps I need to take to have a functioning partition ...
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Building a Debian install image with a custom kernel using a Debian Live Build

I am trying to create a debian install image using a live-build tool. But during installation, the custom kernel I added is not used. I am trying to create a debian install image using a debian live ...
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How to create a live-cd that launches debian-installer and works properly?

I'm trying to create a custom Debian live-cd with live-build and debian-installer. I need a "Desktop" Debian Installer. As described in the manual: "Desktop" Debian Installer: ...
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How to change default username/hostname for Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS LiveCD?

I'm trying to edit the default username/hostname for a a custom Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS LiveCD. I'm understanding I need to edit the /etc/casper.conf file that resides inside $ISO_MEDIA/casper/initrd, ...
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Is there a way to auto-update a live OS?

I'm currently using a Debian installation for a DIY router. In the interests of security, I'm wondering how I might switch to a non-persistent installation in order to defend against any persistence ...
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Where are stored the default user and password used by the Debian live?

When I load the LIVE version of Debian 11 (xfce edition),I can't login using the login and password live / user,but I should use root / root. On the preseed file I'm using root / root as login / ...
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How to disable device mapper for live.iso?

I made a live.iso by livemedia-creator. I use it to make livecd. However, when I boot it, the disk(/dev/sda) is always controlled by /dev/mapper. I want to make my iso boot without /dev/mapper enabled....
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Can I boot a LiveOS which stored on disk and install itself to disk with '--format' option?

I made a LiveOS(live.iso) by livemedia-creator and put it in /dev/sda1. I modified grub.cfg, added a new entry and successfully boot into this LiveOS. Now I want to install this LiveOS to the disk /...
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Grub: boot from CD-ROM, then continue booting from SD card?

My question is related to Grub: boot with USB key, then continue booting from SD card? besides I am trying to create a grub iso file that I will later burn to a CD and this should be the way that I am ...
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Persistent Debian Live HDD

I want to make a persistent live boot in which I can store my data on a debian iso booted from a hard drive. So I downloaded debian-live (here), modified the grub entry to be able to boot into the ...
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How can i create a bootable iso of my current installed system?

I'm on debian stable and I'm looking for some tools to create a bootable iso of my system, with attached apps installed and personal files, so that I can replicate it on multiple machines. At the ...
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How to mount image.ext2 file system that is in iso9660 image (livecd)

I have ISO9660 image. In this image there are isolinux bootloader, small initrd.gz filesystem, Linux kernel and real root.ext2/3/4 file system. After in virtual machine the system was loaded in the ...
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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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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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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 RAM is needed to boot the Arch Linux live iso?

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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