Questions tagged [live-usb]

A Live USB is a USB flash drive designed to act like a Live CD. An operating system is installed to it and it may be booted, but it does not install itself on the computer's hard drive(s).

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Unable to create bootable windows usb from linux mint

I'm currently running linux mint but want to install windows and run dual boot. But having difficulties create a bootable usb. What I did: format usb to NTFS (also tried FAT32) burn iso to usb with ...
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Kali Linux - Bluetooth HCI error don't let live system boot

Hello community i have a bootable USB Drive (usb2.0) with Kali Linux 2017.1 x86 on it, i used rufus for doing this couple years ago, i was using Kali Live system to test some of my java programs with ...
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Beeps on boot (USB)

I've installed Windows 10 on my Dell laptop just fine and it starts without any problems, but when I try to boot a live USB with Linux or an installation media the laptop produces 2 short Beeps(...
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How to fix Pixelation Issues on Kali USB

I made a live installation of Kali and it works great, there’s nothing wrong with the graphics or anything. But after formatting the free space on my flash drive and making it persistent storage, kali ...
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Error while checking integrity of Live USB: Initramfs unpacking failed: LZMA data is corrupt

I want to install a new Linux distribution on my laptop but I am getting the following error when I try to check the integrity of the media (USB stick) from the Live Distro menu: [2.002848] Initramfs ...
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Install distro to external ssd/hdd?

I'd like to know if it is possible to install an entire Linux distro along with its very own /, /boot, /home, /etc, and more onto an external ssd/hdd and boot to it just like any liveUSB. It would ...
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Why Fedora 31 Live crashes when booted from some USB sticks but not when booted from others

I'm planning to install Fedora 31 Workstation on my PC, but since I'm running an NVIDIA GPU and have experienced problems with other Linux distros (Ubuntu, Mint) I decided to give it a test run in ...
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How do I boot from a live USB on an Ubuntu system?

I am currently using Ubuntu, but I plan to switch to Debian. My system boots directly into Ubuntu, skipping the grub boot menu. I am using an HP laptop. Can I change the boot order using BIOS? Or can ...
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Is any Ubuntu on a bootable usb a “live usb”?

Edit: Is there a way to tell if a linux iso will provide the "try X without installing" option? From https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop for example or https://lubuntu.net/downloads/ it is not clear ...
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Program to create customized Linux live disk

A year or so ago I created a custom live disk of Mint 19. However, I forgot which program I used to do this. (I don't see anything relevant listed in Software Manager.) The only clue I have is the ...
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Fedora installed on USB drive boots from laptop w/nvidia card but not pc w/amd card

I have Fedora 30 installed on a thumb drive which I use for work. I use it both on my home PC and my work laptop. My home PC has a Ryzen 2600X CPU and an AMD RX 590 video card. Recently my work ...
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Linux off a Flash Drive

I want to run Linux off of a flash drive. I'm already dual booting Windows 10, and Ubuntu on my laptop, and have burnt the mint ISO onto a flash drive. Every time I load it live, it takes me to a ...
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Kali Bootable USB - No live options

I have downloaded kali linux iso 64-bit version 2020.1 (kali-linux-2020.1-installer-amd64.iso) and I followed the instructions (https://www.kali.org/docs/usb/kali-linux-live-usb-install/) to make a ...
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Booting from a USB created with .IMG from QEMU

I create a virtual machine in QEMU and install Ubuntu Server. Then I write the .IMG disk onto a SSD with dd, and it works. But when I write the .IMG onto a thumb (flash) drive, the boot menu does ...
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Linux life sticks can't boot anymore on Lenovo T490 (and screen flickers)

It seems that my Lenovo laptop is not totally compatible with Linux. Let me explain: Five months ago I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (and, of course, the Intel UHD 620)...
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How to make partition for general use after dd ing the iso to the usb

I created a live USB stick using dd command. It boots, and after creating a partition it also boots, but the general partition does not mount and is not recognized. I tried it with NTFS and linux ...
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Difference between boot options in bootable Linux USB

I was trying to install fedora in dual boot on my desktop computer that runs windows 10. After the installation windows didn't boot. It wasn't listed on the boot menu. Fedora booted fine though. I ...
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How to mount a potentially corrupted multi-device btrfs filesystem?

My old computer (which I used as a network server) just boots to an initramfs shell. Now I'm trying to recover what I can. Setup: 250GB internal hard drive and an external 4TB USB hard drive. Both ...
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Create a VM of an infected machine for anti-malware provider

We recently suffered a cyberattack which corrupted some of our computers. We left one unrepaired for investigation. While our anti-malware provider is very interested in looking at the computer to ...
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How to save system setting changes permanently on a live-usb?

I created a bootable USB-stick using Rufus, where I set the persistent partition size to 2GB. When booting now from the USB-stick and entering MX-Linux, I would like to change the VBlank settings ...
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Cannot mount Live USB drive as read/write

Not sure why I cannot mount the Live USB drive as writable. $ sudo mount -o rw /dev/sdd /tmp/usb/ mount: /tmp/usb: WARNING: device write-protected, mounted read-only. $ mount|grep sdd /dev/sdd on /...
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Ubuntu, No Wifi Adapter

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 as a persistent storage, live USB version on an old Seagate external drive. I'm getting a "No Wifi Adapter Found" error in the Wifi settings once I boot into this ...
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Custom CentOS 7 ISO to USB install issue

I'm trying to convert the custom CentOS 7 ISO that I've created from minimal CentOS 7 ISO, into a bootable USB. I'm tried using unetbootin, rufus and BalenaEtcher software for the ISO to USB ...
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How do I use an inbuilt WiFi adapter on Kali Linux running on USB

I am booting Kali Linux 2019.4 (64 bit) on my MacBook Air from a USB. How do I use the internal wifi adapter of my mac on Kali Linux which is live booted from my USB?
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Moving Kali Linux Persistent Installation to another USB drive

I have a 8GB USB Drive where I installed Kali Linux (4GB partition) and then used the other 4GB for the persistent part. Yesterday I did an "apt update && apt upgrade" and it crashed my ...
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Linux Mint Live-USB skips Grub menu and boots straight to desktop

As it says in the title, my Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit Live-USB boots straight to desktop. Normally, this is not a problem since it works otherwise, but I can't do OEM installs with this since ...
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LiveUSB with CLONEZILLA and GPARTED : Which Distro?

I need to find a stable distro which has, on its LiveUSB, both Clonezilla and Gparted, for Ubuntu 18.04 does not. Which LiveUSBs would have both?
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Unable to mount root fs

I get kernel panic from my freshly compiled linux kernel booting from USB key (like here Unable to mount root fs) 1. error : unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) 2. kernel version : 5....
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Edit kernel options permanently in Kali USB live with persistence

I have a USB pen drive that has kali linux installation on it. I have done all the steps to make it persistent and it's working. But kali keeps freezing. I googled the issue and the solution was to ...
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Linux Mint Live USB wont boot. /Init line 7. Can't open sdb. No medium found

I have a live-boot USB with Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, I placed the boot image with Rufus and it has worked without problems on other machines. Now I have built a PC with various parts I've found on ...
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Bootable USB stick that runs my program

I am developing a Python program and want to create a bootable USB stick that runs my program. Requirements: The USB stick should run Linux, including some standard dependencies (LAN/WLAN access, ...
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Any known install iso images using MBR partition and BIOS only installer?

I have a legacy BIOS motherboard which has broken USB-HDD boot capability. The manufacturer has stopped supporting it a long time ago although I subsequently obtained a slightly newer BIOS image and ...
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Touchpad not working on linux live USB

A couple days ago the track pad stopped working when in Linux but works perfectly fine when in Windows. I have tried re-flashing the USB and even tried installing different flavors of Linux to no ...
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How to boot a system with refind from USB or CD

I have an iMac with debian 10 installed. I want to add Mint to another partition, as a backup os in case of any problem. I have refind installed, but it doesn't seem to see my USB drive with Mint Tara ...
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How to erase and format a Ubuntu USB from Mac OS Catalina?

I was told that this is the correct forum for this question after posting it on Ask Ubuntu. I am on Mac OS Catalina however I have other machines that I'd like to turn into Ubuntu machines. The USB I'...
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Suggestion for linux distro from USB

The SSD of my laptop (Dell Latitude E7240) seems gone for now, and since I'm travelling I can't order a new one. I have a USB stick (16GB), a SD card (4GB) and a micro SD with SD adaptor (16GB) that I ...
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Can't boot from USB on UEFI PEAQ PNB T2011-I0C1 360

I'm not sure this is the right community to ask. I'm trying to install a fresh Arch Linux on a PEAQ Laptop that ran Windows 10 for 2-3 years. After multiple attempts, I can't fin a way to boot from ...
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`dd` does not create bootable Ubuntu iso

I run dd to create bootable Ubuntu but it won't make it bootable. Instead it returns instantly without creating anything as I see. When I point partition, sda1 it writes data to it but the usb won't ...
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Download Python module to live distro

I am using live distro for some experiments. I need to have psutil module in Python3, but default live distro doesn't contain it. And if I download it, next boot it will be deleted (logically). Is ...
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Deepin installation problem: not booting

On this cold Sunday day I wanted to install to test the famous Chinese distributor Deepin. But here it is, impossible to start the boot. So at installation I select "Install Deepin" as on this ...
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Convert disk-installed system to USB multiboot

OK, so here's the idea: I have an OS (Debian-based) installed on PCs disk. I would like to convert it somehow to I can use it on a multiboot USB pendrive. How can I approach this?
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Cannot use live USB installation media on Dell XPS 13 7390 Developer Edition

I have a new Dell XPS 13 7390 Developer Edition. This is not the 2-in-1 machine; it's the regular laptop which comes with Ubuntu preinstalled. I am trying to install Debian instead of the OEM version ...
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Memtest86+ won't boot from USB, hangs on GRUB (via Arch), but works on Ubuntu Live USB

I recently ordered some server/workstation RAM that I wanted to test*, but the well-known memory testing methods are giving me a hard time. The only installed OS is Arch Linux. The machine is 13 years ...
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Working(details) of kali linux on usb persistent flash drive

I made a persistent usb drive for kali linux but there are some issues and i and i want some detail working of booting up an os from usb stick Issues some programs don't get started when launched ...
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Minimal linux live persistence

I am new to Linux. I was trying Minimal Linux Live recently. Is there a way by which I can ensure persistence in the Linux? Example, if I create a file it must stay there even after rebooting.
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how can i replace kali kernel version 5.2 to 4.9.0 manually in usb live

how i can replace the kernel of kali linux 2019.3 version 5.2 to 4.9.0 my pc is old it can't run latest kernel so after i install latest kali update iso file and using rufus to create live usb and ...
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Kali Linux Does Not Start Up Properly

I'm a bit of a Linux noob, but have installed other Linux OS's before. Kali is the only one that has given me some trouble though. I've installed Ubuntu, CentOS, and Pop!_OS on different partitions ...
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Rescue system/Live bootable from systemd-boot

I am looking for a distro able to Live boot-up directly from systemd-boot for rescue system purposes. Basically is a: Live CD/USB with some rescue tools, such as partitioning tools, etc. bootable ...
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Is it possible to format a USB from a live USB?

So my USB containing a Live Linux booting environment got semi-corrupted. It seems to be booting, but the EFI partition got corrupt, because of Windows failing to write to it. So I thought why not use ...
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How to boot my server by a live Ubuntu while the only access to this server is ssh connection

I have bought additional disk space for my VPS, which is running Ubuntu 16.04. to add the unallocated space to the root partition, I do think I have to boot the system by a live media to be able to ...

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