Archive for the ‘Ubuntu’ Category

Ubuntu Combines Three Disc Images in 12.10 Beta 1

September 8th, 2012 1 comment

For years Ubuntu has released a LiveCD (Desktop), LiveDVD (DVD), and text-mode installer (Alternate) for each release. For 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), Ubuntu is getting rid of these three images and releasing a single, 800 MB Desktop DVD image.

While their download sites still list this as the Desktop CD, it’s too large to be burned normally, so they’ll have to update the name.

See the announcement on their Email List. Also, check out coverage on OMG! Ubuntu!

Categories: Desktop, News, Ubuntu

Ubuntu 11.04 Released with a New Interface

April 28th, 2011 1 comment

Ubuntu 11.04 is out, grab the live Desktop CD in order to check out Canonical’s new GUI.

Canonical has announced the official release of Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed Natty Narwhal. This major update introduces the new Unity desktop shell, which is designed to improve ease of use and deliver a more modern user experience.

via Ubuntu 11.04 released, a Natty Narwhal rises from the depths.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Ubuntu

Daily 5: Five uses for an Ubuntu LiveCD

July 19th, 2010 1 comment

OMG! Ubuntu! has an article covering additional uses for the Ubuntu LiveCD besides installation.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Rescue, Ubuntu

Top 10 USB Thumb Drive Tricks

July 10th, 2010 1 comment

Lifehacker has a Top 10 list of cool stuff to do with a USB flash drive. Numbers 9, 7, and 1 involve Live booting operating systems from them.

How to run Linux from a USB drive

January 2nd, 2009 2 comments

TechRadar takes Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.10 and installs them on USB flash drives.

You’ll need a flash drive with at least 1GB of free space, and ISO images of either Ubuntu 8.10 or Fedora 9. It’s likely there are other distros out there that work with similar or perhaps even identical instructions, but Ubuntu and Fedora are the big two so we stuck with them.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, How To, Ubuntu

How to make a live CD/DVD from your harddisk installation

April 28th, 2008 4 comments

Highlighted by the latest Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter (#88), there’s a great tutorial in the Ubuntu forums for transforming an Ubuntu install into a custom LiveCD/DVD.

This HOWTO is about making a live CD/DVD from the main system on your hard drive. This might be desired if you have customized your system and want to have it on CD. It can be useful also if you want to create a recovery CD from scratch, as you can make a minimal system using debootstrap and transform it into a live CD.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Ubuntu

Creating Your Own Custom Ubuntu 7.10 Or Linux Mint 4.0 Live-CD With Remastersys | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials

December 4th, 2007 1 comment

HowtoForge has instructions for building a custom LiveCD out of an Ubuntu based system.

This guide shows how you can create a Live-CD from your Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon or Linux Mint 4.0 system with a tool called remastersys. Remastersys is available in the Linux Mint romeo repository. You can customize your Ubuntu/Linux Mint system and then let remastersys create an iso image of it which you can then burn onto a CD/DVD.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Linux Mint, Ubuntu

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Released

April 19th, 2007 2 comments

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn is out, which means four new LiveCDs and two new LiveDVDs. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu all have Live “Desktop” releases to go with them.


Ubuntu 7.04 CDs
Kubuntu 7.04 CDs
Xubuntu 7.04 CDs 
Edubuntu 7.04 CDs 

Ubuntu and Kubuntu 7.04 DVDs (torrents) 

Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive

March 22nd, 2007 Comments off

Debian/Ubuntu Tips & Tricks has step by step instructions for copying an Ubuntu LiveCD to a USB flash drive. In the end you get a bootable flash drive, which can be used for installing Ubuntu on a computer without a CD drive, or getting the LiveCD experience with something you can fit in your pocket.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Ubuntu

How To Use Jigdo For Incremental CD Updates (Daily Builds)

March 11th, 2007 Comments off

Ubuntu Tutorials shows how to save some time getting the daily builds of Ubuntu Feisty.

Categories: How To, Ubuntu

Review: Practical PHP and MySQL

January 27th, 2007 3 comments

A great example of how LiveCDs can be used, this programming book comes with an Ubuntu LiveCD with all the code examples and code editors installed and ready to use.

There’s a live CD included so you can boot up Ubuntu Linux and see all the projects – not only view and play with code snippets via the Bluefish programming editor (noticeably superior to the text editor I’ve been using to write my PHP), but also running the final applications off the disc.

Categories: Development, Reviews, Ubuntu

Running Ubuntu Linux on Acer Tablet PCs Part II

January 3rd, 2007 Comments off

TablePCReview has success with an Ubuntu LiveCD on an Acer Tablet PC.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Ubuntu

Ubuntu 6.10 is (almost) Out

October 25th, 2006 Comments off

The new Ubuntu LiveCDs are being announced on While the link is still pointing to the 6.06.1 release, ISO images of 6.10 are currently propagating throughout the Ubuntu mirrors in a hidden folder called .pool, which happily has full read access. The new Desktop CDs (LiveCDs as they’re known around here) boot significantly quicker than previous releases, which makes them much more attractive for LiveCD tasks than they were previously, and worth the 698 megs of download.

It’s out!



Categories: Desktop, Releases, Ubuntu

Ubuntu Edgy Knot 3 Released

September 18th, 2006 Comments off

The latest testing version of Ubuntu Edgy 6.10, Knot 3, has been released. The biggest change is the move to upstart, which should eventually benefit every laptop user.

Common to all variants, we have changed the init system from the venerable sysvinit to upstart which is an event-driven init script system.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Ubuntu

The Linux Newbie: How to Pick a Linux Distro: LiveCD Edition

August 28th, 2006 Comments off

The Linux Newbie compares 11 different LiveCDs in this article. One interesting piece of information included is boot times for each of the LiveCDs.

New book explains Ubuntu to non-geeks

August 3rd, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Books, Desktop, News, Ubuntu

Quick Looks

July 24th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has a quick summary of new LiveCDs from Ubuntu, Debian, and SLAX.

Categories: Debian Live, Desktop, News, SLAX, Ubuntu

Desktop Linux revisited

June 5th, 2006 Comments off

Manila Standard Today has an intro to Linux via the Ubuntu 6.06 LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Ubuntu

Tons o’ Screenshots

June 2nd, 2006 Comments off

OSDir has recently posted many screenshots of new releases, here they are:

Notice the installer icons on the desktops of all the *buntu screenshots.

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS Released

June 1st, 2006 1 comment

The final version of Dapper Drake has been released, and with it comes new LiveCDs for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu. They include GUI hard drive installers on the desktop, and have been named “Desktop” CDs to differentiate themselves from the text installers.