Will Ubuntu live cd/dvd work with no hard drive installed?

I have no hard drive installed, Only USB thumb drive. Will this be a problem?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

It will work just fine. I’ve often used it as a tool to diagnose computers with hard drives that have quit working.

If you want to save stuff, you could plug in a thumb drive or a USB hard drive and save it to that. A thumb drive will show up just like it would on a normal Ubuntu install.

Another option if you want persistence is to make a LiveUSB drive with Ubuntu’s startup disk creator and use the option to have persistence.

Solution 2

As long as you have RAM go for it, a LiveCD does not need a hard disk or even a writable media installed to run properly.

Solution 3

It should work fine, I’ve used a live CD on machines with totally broken hard drives with no problem.

If you want persistence you’ll need to boot off a USB key instead of a CD.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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