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Hi guys. Another day another problem.
I need the fastest version of Ubuntu to be bootable from CD,
it doesn't matter for me which version it will be!
From where to be downloaded?

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Fast in terms of download speed? Or boot-up time? In any case, the official images are probably just fine. If you only need quick access to command line tools, an Arch Linux live image is probably a bit faster. But really, it shouldn't matter too much.

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or better download the father of all @ :

FreeBSD feels significantly faster and more responsive than the several major Linux distros (including Red Hat Fedora, Gentoo, Debian, and Ubuntu) ref


have *mini-memstick.img (251mb)  howto @:



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1 hour ago, whoknows said:

the v16.04.3LTS is here :



Crap! I forget to specify that I need the CD version not the DVD version!
Version number is not important for me, just the speed is important!

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there u go @ 



Lubuntu v12.04 w/ LXDE (~688mb) (good for 128 MB of RAM)

is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications. Because of this, Lubuntu has very low hardware requirements.



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I downloaded:
64-bit PC (amd64, x86_64) (Recommended)
Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" 58MB (MD5: 8006b73636a3df5d4f3aa3fdfa9b02cc, SHA1: 7ff172b06aa07ab4dfa2b97e2ac67c30d0dbfe85)

There is no boot from CD option, - can't start Ubuntu live from CD
See attached image!

Anyway thanks for help!



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An important point if you want to create a LIVE version of the distro ...

Download Ubuntu..

For a live CD, avoid the "alternate CD" & the Server Edition because it has no desktop. For installing, using the alternate CD is a good idea, if installing using the standard CD does not work.

Using your LiveCD

Put the Ubuntu CD into the CD/DVD-drive and reboot the computer. You should see a menu with "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer" at the top. If you don't get this menu, read the booting From the CD guide for more information.


Choose "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer". You should get a desktop which we call a "LiveCD session". If you don't see a desktop, or need safe graphics mode, read the boot options for more information.

For more details please see here.

A FULL LIST of LIVE LINUX Distros : Click here.


If you want to boot from an USB PenDrive  (UFD) instead, then create a LIVE Ubuntu USB  disb using this tool (this is one of my favourites) : (It has BIOS and UEFI versions)



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the most good known version

Ubuntu v14.04 

USB (2.7GB) DVD Edition , burn it with Rufus http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/trusty/release/ -- LIveCD + installation

USB (1.03GB) , burn it with Rufus http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/  -- LIveCD + installation (tested and has 'Try Ubuntu')

CMD CD ISO 595mb (no desktop environment)  -needs installation


the liveCD list posted by @Techlord



1.1GB there is also LinuxLite (very nice) has LiveCD


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Update: When the Ubuntu menu starts I choose Advanced Options -> Rescue Mode;
a lot of shitty things to set after and finally ask me from where to boot the Ubuntu: what drive; no drive, etc.
By the way I have the Avira rescue CD which uses Ubuntu and works like a charm!
Something must be wrong here with these images!

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I was going to post about Yumi located on PenDriveLinux.com however, Techlord listed it above.

I have been using Yumi since version (forever). it's hands down the best way to make bootable USB drives and with a MOD or PLOP you can make external hard drives bootable.

I have a 250gb external drive loaded with hundreds of .iso files for pc repair/hack. I have not made many updates in the past year to it because most of the distros can be downloaded directly from inside Yumi.


--- some of the better ones-

-Hirens Boot CD 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14.1, 14 protus, 15, 15.1,  15.1 rebuild DLC, 15.2, 15.2 protus. 15.2 restored,  Hirens 10 Russian version

-14.1 works best from cd. clonezilla,  partition magic and most dos tools work. booting from plop to any partition works.

-15.2 has working mini XP

-Hirens is now a dead project.  anyone know why?

-falcon 4 boot cd. new version this year. falcon 4.5

-ubcd no updates for very long time.


-Bestbuy Squid something. soldiers released it. version 4 or 5. it has one tool, the rest suck.

-Geek Squid 5.5.0 (squad-squid, I know)

-windows XP

-PCLinux 16


-Yam - a linux distro that looks like windows?


-Mega rescue PC ?


-Parted Magic


-MRP5 ?



-Windows Boot Dist - I think this is a generic rescue cd that anyone can build.



-EPM91 ?



-Acronis True Image


-WhoIsKnockingCD 1.3




-Lemmings revolution ?


-Spinright 6

-f4ubcd 2.5 mini

-SRCD 281

-1337x Black Win 8gb - this could have been great but he built it using a virtual disk and the disk image was bad.

-Kirks black xp, and 7

I must have over 100 flavors of win XP

www.pendrivelinux.com ver Yumi beta is out.

*White cats with red eyes are:    

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On 27.02.2018 at 9:50 PM, whoknows said:

@CodeCracker @ ^USB (1.03GB) 



Thank you very much! It works like a charm. Burned an DVD, it works a bit slow but that's it!

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