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

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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 ...
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Freeing initramfs ram after switching root when using overlayfs?

I am building a custom Live Linux boot image based on Arch Linux. I've modified the stock initrd to contain a custom script which does the following: After boot, only the initramfs exists. I first ...
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Chroot live disk

How will you chroot into your Linux system using a live disc?
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How to setup SSH access to Arch Linux Iso (livecd) booted computer?

How to setup/configure the Arch Linux bootcd (live-CD, ISO) so I can login to it using an SSH client? And which password is by default set for the (automatic login) root account?
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Download Ubuntu Live CD

For pxe boot I need iso Ubuntu. The problem is when Clients requests iso from the Server and iso is Standard Desktop Image (around 1.5 GB), Clients just do not have enough RAM... So I need just Live ...
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Quickest and simplest way to “ live booting ” a freshly compiled vanilla kerel ?

Assuming that I have my vmlinux ready, what is the quick and easy way to create a live cd ( or usb disk image ) to try and test my new kernel on a machine without installing it ?
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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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How to download an ISO and directly create a bootable USB

How can I transfer an .iso file to an USB in parallel to the download of this file so that downloaded data gets directly on my USB without passing through my hard drive.
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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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4G modem works only on LiveCD in Fedora

I run Fedora 24 as LiveCD (XFCE spin) and my 4G usb-modem works great. Then I installed Fedora on my hard disk and the modem does not work. On LiveCD NetworkManager automatically recognized the ...
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How to install Fedora on Xen with the LiveCD image?

I've managed to get the Fedora LiveCD image (Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-21-5.iso) to boot in Xen using the following configuration: name = 'fedora_x86_64' memory = 1024 disk = [ 'file:/path/...
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Ubuntu 16.04 with read-only filesystem and writable layer

(This is a cross post from askubuntu, as I think here are more people to know how to get this working) I want to set up Ubuntu 16.04 like a live CD. This worked great in Ubuntu 12.04 but with 16.04 ...
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I cannot get a CentOS 7 iso (on a hard drive) to boot from GRUB2

I cannot get a CentOS 7 ISO (on a hard drive) to boot from GRUB2 that is installed on the hard drive. I have tried the following steps based on this article My requirement is to boot a CentOS ISO ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Live CD login appears sporadically after I disconnect and reconnect the Internet carrier cable for the Lenovo Think Station

I would like to find out why the Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Live CD login appears sporadically after I disconnect and reconnect the COMCAST Internet carrier cable at the back of the Lenovo Think Station ...
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Cant find C drive in live boot [closed]

OK so i have a USB that i can boot Kali Linux in boot manager and choose the live option and it works well but when i browse for files (can't remember what its called) i don't have the other option (i ...
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Graphical issues installing Linux Mint

I'm trying to install Mint on a desktop and I'm having some issues getting it to cooperate. When I run from the Live DVD and allow it to start automatically, I get this on the screen: If I select the ...
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The equivalent of a live-CD for a smartphone

Is there any way of running an OS in a smartphone without installing it on the device? That would be the equivalent of a live-CD for a PC. I intend to test several BSD distributions on a phone, that ...
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Is there any way to boot from iso while running system from live disk?

This is bit complicated question let me explain what is expected: I know that we can add GRUB menuentry with location of ISO file and boot from ISO using GRUB entry. (i.e this method) But suppose ...
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Remount Arch Linux installation CD to download some additional packages

According to this post I can: Start the livedisk again, remount your drives archroot into your root partition and then install the packages you need and everything should work. However, I ...
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Live DVD hangs at GRUB2 on boot

I have a live Slackware 14.1 64-bit iso that hangs at "Welcome to Grub!". MD5 sums check out for the downloaded image. The computer in question has successfully booted live images of other operating ...
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How to create a LiveDVD from an installed CentOS?

I have an installed Centos 6.1 64 bit. We need to create a LiveDVD from it. The custom is that it has a few packages installed that cannot be found in repositories. Question: how can I make a ...
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How to install applications temporary into RAM on LiveCD?

So I have a Scientific Linux LiveDVD. And I have it installed on a PC that has no hard drives configured and avaliable at all. I want to install some applications that would allow me to configure ...
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mount a drive in freeBSD to edit a file, using live CD

I am trying to edit /boot/loader.conf in a freeBSD. The system was unable to boot because of some errors made to the file. To rectify removing this errors i have to boot using live CD, mount the /...
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How to login as superuser\administrator in Scientific Linux 6 LiveCD?

I have a LiveCD started as a default user. How to login as root? Here it is said that there are boot parameters. How and when to set them?
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How to install a system on top of ZFS?

I have a clear system with 5 hard drives, bios. No OS installed, no formatting applied to hard drives. I want to install a Scientific linux (6.6 or higher) OS on top of ZFS on it. What are the ...
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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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Boot Debian netinst CD to RAM?

Is it possible to boot an install CD to RAM? I want to boot the CD and eject it before I proceed with the setup. And when not, where do the changes have to be made, to get a "toram" boot option?
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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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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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Login to user's session with chroot

I have an USB thumb stick with the following partition scheme: sdb sdb1 -> root partition '/' sdb2 -> /home partition If I boot from a live CD, or just from my current Ubuntu OS located ...
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How random is the pseudo random number generators on live boot disks? Is there a way to seed it?

I know that random number generators on computers are only pseudo-random, but are the PRNGs on Live Boot USB or DVDs even less random? Is there a way to seed them after booting? Specifically curious ...
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Can ENCFS container be mounted from live disk?

I have a problem with my Linux Mint installation. So I'm thinking of backing up my files from a Linux Mint 17 live disk (which I'm using right now to post this). I'd like to back up my encfs container,...
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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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Linux liveCD file-SIZES structure

I want to create LiveCD/liveUSB iso with basic linux cli tools. No X-server at all. With both i686 and x86_64 architecture (to boot on older and newer computers). And to be as less as possible size. ...
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Missing step: debian-installer-launcher

I created a Debian Live Image, but I'm missing a step for getting the debian-live-installer to work. I took the following steps: ##needed packages apt-get install --assume-yes xorriso live-build ...
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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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Live linux distribution that includes TrueCrypt, to be used for data recovery [closed]

I want to be able to use a CD/USB bootable "live" linux distribution to: read a truecrypt volume mount local drives Ubuntu Privacy Remix seemed perfect as it does include TrueCrypt, but it ...
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Mounting hard drive from FreeBSD Live CD?

Before my question, a little background info, as I'm not sure whether it might be pertinent or not: I am trying to set up full disk encryption using GELI, booting from an external thumb drive, on ...
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How do I boot my computer from a Live-DVD from the terminal?

I'm not an expert on computers in general or Linux in particular, so if I'm vague on something please let me know and I'll try to elaborate. I have an old computer running Red Hat 5.0. It had a ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda2 extended partition with gparted live cd

I recently got a message while updating some programs that my /boot is full. I've been on other posts and everyone says delete files in /boot but I thought making it bigger seems more logical and ...
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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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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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How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD?

Debian on SSD. How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD? Additionally, to save results to a txt file. Partitions are sdb1 /boot ext2 sdb2 root ext4 sdb3 swap Should I unmount partitions when ...
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How can I convert a chroot into a GRUB2 bootable ISO image?

Say I have a chroot containing what will be a working Linux system, and some additional init scripts to mount an overlay filesystem (e.g. AUFS) over it. I've also generated a GRUB2 boot menu. What ...
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How to try every bit of a Linux distro without installing it?

Using a live CD\USB to try a Linux distribution failed me to test aspects like graphics\wireless drivers. I remember when I tried an Ubuntu live CD it was loaded using a virtual machine so I couldn't ...
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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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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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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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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: ...