Is it safe to run a Live CD of Ubuntu Linux?

I’ve researched the live cd and it seems safe, but would it, by any chance, accidently overwrite my current Operating System while i’m trying Ubuntu out? Because I was planning to use Wubi later on to dual boot, but that’s anyother story.

So is it safe? I know it’s an odd question, but I want to know.

3 Responses to Is it safe to run a Live CD of Ubuntu Linux?

  1. Yes, it’s safe. Just don’t choose “Install” (if that option’s included). The live CD won’t touch your existing OS.

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  2. Yes, It is safe. THe LiveCD boot will “install” temporarily to your system RAM when you use it (and not your HDD, although it mounts your NTFS/FAT drives). You won’t wipe your other OS install unless you format the partition using Gparted.

    You can also Run Unbuntu from a USB device while you’re booted into Windows without using a virtual Machine – if this interests you. YOu can save documents to the flash drive and it keeps the settings persistent next time you run Linux from the USB device.
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/05/08/usb-ubuntu-804-persistent-install-tutorial/

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  3. yes it’s safe to BOOT a live CD

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