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

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Puppy Linux Live CD: “Symbolic Link to Unsupported Reparse Point”

Here are a few specs: Windows 10 Pro Slacko Puppy 6.3 700 MB CD 16 GB RAM 2 TB HDD Currently, to do some testing, I am running Puppy Linux from a live CD and attempting to access the files on my ...
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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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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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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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Chrooted system unable to login tty

I'm customizing a Debian (9.9) live image, unsquashing, chrooting, and squashing again. From there I use geniso to create my custom ISO. The ISO boots but when it reaches the tty1 login, I can't ...
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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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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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WIFI Connection with Live CD but not with installed OS

I want to install Kali Linux but the problem is, when I start it from the Live CD my wireless adapter works, but when it's installed, my wireless adapter doesn't seems to work. Sorry, but I can't tell ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (card-...
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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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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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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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How can I access a NTFS filesystem from a live Linux CD

My Win XP SP3 registry is corrupted(my own fault) so I need to move windows/repair/system to windows/system32/config/system. I have tried DSL, Sliax? and tinycore. DSL give me a 'cannot - as ...
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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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How to use sudo with the -i option?

I am following some tutorial to install Ubuntu with full disk encryption. In it, I am asked to boot the installation media into the live session and perform some operations before installing the ...
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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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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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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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How to update the hostname for a computer

On my Lubuntu machine (14.04 LTS), I booted an Arch disk, to have a look around, and now my hostname on my Lubuntu box is stuck as archiso. My hostname is set to what I want it to be, but I can't ssh ...
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Chroot live disk

How will you chroot into your Linux system using a live disc?
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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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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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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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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 custom.cfg ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Building a Read-Only Linux System With a Writable Layer in RAM

I have a requirement to boot RHEL 6.6/7.0 into read-only mode with a writable layer only in RAM. I believe this is similar to how live CDs work, in that the file system is read-only, but certain parts ...
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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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Is installing Kali on LiveDVD advisable?

I want to install the Kali penetration testing software on a DVD or a CD as a LiveDVD / LiveCD. Google turned up results on installation for a Usb and hard drive / disk installation, but nothing 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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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, ...