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

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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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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 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 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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How to create an installable liveCD backup of my system (keep all installed packages but not home directories)

What tool should be used to do this? I have taken a look a remastersys but the image it generated wasn't installable. (I could just boot it, and login, although all my packages were installed). If ...
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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 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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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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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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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 create a custom debian liveCD (customize which packages are preinstalled)?

How would I do this? I have tried simple-cdd, but it did not work: $ build-simple-cdd FINISHED --2013-08-28 17:57:11-- Total wall clock time: 51s Downloaded: 54 files, 5.5M in 9.9s (568 KB/s) ...
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Install Chrome Linux from PXE boot

I've got a PXE boot server from which I can boot a selection of LIVE CD's. Mostly different Ubuntu distributions. Setting it up for ubuntu was relatively easy. I have copied the caspar directory from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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stuck at grub rescue on boot, no bios, no live cd, ls returns hd0

I have an external hard drive with elementary os on it, and when I took it out my preinstalled windows 8 laptop, it came up with the "error: no such device:'hex number' grub rescue>". I can't boot ...
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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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fedora - snapshot invalid

I'm building fedora live images and they use dm-snapshot to make root read-write. The problem I've noticed with this is that either the space allocated for the snapshot is inadequate, or it is ...
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PCLinuxOS install without usb keyboard at bootloader

I have a PCLinuxOS Live CD in a very old computer (emachines etower 500i), and have managed to boot into the Live CD. The USB keyboard does not work in the bootloader, so it is impossible to select ...
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Can I run xvfb on a console-only debian system?

I need to be able to run firefox on a console-only debian system, and I want to run it using xvfb. The command I have been using to run it on my regular debian system is: $ xvfb-run firefox & ...
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Copy live CD to RAM on boot

OK, so I've put together a live CD which uses isolinux as the bootloader. Any idea what magical option or switch I need to use to make it copy the compressed filesystem to RAM before mounting it? (Not ...
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Editing isolinux leads to kernel panic error in Centos Live CD

I downloaded a CentOS Live CD and tried to customize features on it. The CD boots fine if I use it "as-is". If I edit "isolinux.cfg" to edit the change the title of the CD or the automatic boot time, ...
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Make gdm/mdm prompt for an empty password on liveCD

By default Fedora liveCD is configured in a way that liveuser is logged in automatically since following lines added to gdm/mdm (a fork of gdm of GNOME2) configuration file [daemon] ...
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Trying customize Fedora rescue image - how do I go about this?

Most of what I've found on this involves changing install discs - which I don't really need. I just want to install a handful of extra packages and maybe some helpful scripts onto the Fedora rescue ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...