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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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How do I change "root" to another partition for Debian 11 Live LXDE image for bootable USB?

I want to create a bootable Debian Live OS with overlay partition (i.e. save changes on it). But I want to create multiple partitions, not one. I want to install syslinux to one partition, Debian OS-...
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Alpine Linux startup script

I have a USB flash drive, which boots Alpine Linux into RAM memory. I wish to run a script directly after startup (login to WIFI, etc.). Is that possible? It is advised to place a startup script in /...
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Unable To Get Live USB To Boot

I have a Live USB Debian11 mounted on sda Debian10 VM running through virt-manager. How do I get this LiveUSB to load when I reboot the virtual machine? When grub comes up I press E I get to the ...
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Modifying boot process in a Linux Live USB

I'm trying to boot a Linux Live USB for installation on my old Microsoft Surface 2, a tablet equipped with a Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC. Obviously, it needs the SoC drivers to run the GPU. I have a couple of ...
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Arch live ISO as cold storage with Archiso (i.e. with no network)

I'm trying to create an Arch releng live USB with some extra packages as a cold (ideally air-gapped) storage. Since I cannot ensure the air-gapped situation (the USB can be plugged anywhere) I need to ...
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Acessing encrypted /home/ from a live USB - mount passphrase problems

So I updated my system (Ulyssa, xfce) after about a month or two of not booting the laptop with a poor wifi connection and some packets did not download, but I went ahead and tried to update anyway, ...
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Kali Linux - Wifi shows but impossible to connect

I installed Kali Linux 2021.1 on my USB yesterday and tried to launch it on my MacBook Pro 13' running on Catalina. Everything works pretty well, until I try to connect to wifi, so here is the issue: ...
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Pentoo Data Persistence

I am trying to make my live bootable USB of Pentoo persistent. I have this hint from the distro's site https://pentoo.ch/faqs changes=/dev/sdXY I have a working live bootable USB, but after reboot ...
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Files are corrupted when accessing files from host OS and the passive device on a virtual USB driver

I am doing an experimental project to make a virtual USB device to transfer photos from a camera to a Linux computer. In this case, I am using a Jetson-nano board and Ubuntu as the operating system. I ...
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live persistence usb - Where to store personal files and use persistence for normal data sharing?

I have created a Live Persistence USB of Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon on a 64 GB Drive with around 45 GB as persistence storage using Rufus on Windows 7. On the Linux Desktop I can see 3 things Computer ...
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Black screen after GRUB (SystemRescue-8.04-amd64)

I am trying to revive old piece of hardware that I didn't use for over a decade. Here are some specs CPU - AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+ GPU - NVIDIA GeForce 7300GS 128MB RAM - 2 sticks Kingston ...
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Debian 10.10 non-free iso Live Pen Drive can't go live in a Lenovo Ideapad s145 81S9000RBR

I'm struggling with running a Live USB Pen Drive with Debian 10.10 non-free iso in my Lenovo Ideapad S145. But trying with or without UEFI support can't start the system. It stays halted on a black ...
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Wifi 6 ax2201 with kali linux live usb

I have an hp laptop with the intel wifi 6 ax201 wifi card. The wifi does not function when live booting kali linux. However, wifi will function, if I boot kali linux as persistant from the usb, than ...
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Headless server on live-usb that starts sshd automatically

Is there a distro that: by default boots with an ssh server running has some way for a user to access said server from the local network doesn't require any physical access more than just plugging in ...
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Arch Linux live boot unreadable text

when booting into a fresh arch live usb, the text becomes unreadable (see photo), any way to resolve this issue? My system: AMD Ryzen 7 5700x 32GB RAM Nvidia RTX 3070 MSI X570-A Pro
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I am trying to install Slax onto a USB stick, but when I do it isn't showing up in the boot medium list

I am trying to install Slax onto a USB stick, I have followed the instruction to the dot, but it simply isn't showing up in the boot medium list. I am on Ubuntu 20.04 The USB stick is 8gb, with Master ...
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Failing to install Debian from partitioned USB drive

I am new to Linux and have been reading and trying lots of alternatives before writing here. I am trying to install Debian10 (through NETINST) from a USB stick on a Laptop that normally runs on ...
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Partitions not detected by ubuntu 18.04 live usb

I use a primarily windows system dual booted with my ubuntu 18.04 Since about 1 year, I was not able to boot up into ubuntu (initramfs prompt opens, and no solution I could find worked). This original ...
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Persistance won't save folders or files in Kali Linux

I have made a kali live usb with persistence using rufus tool. This saves my settings as well as files which I install using the terminal but when I create a folder or save files it does not work. At ...
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How does a bootable flash drive work and how much it uses the computer resources?

I have to make a bootable USB with kali with persistence in it as the OS. I was wondering how much resources are used when we boot from the USB i.e. how much RAM is used and if there is any effect of ...
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How can I obtain the block size of an iso file without booting from it?

I would like to use the dd command to make a bootable flash drive, but for that I need to know what the correct block size is. I know that I can just boot the ISO in a VM and run parted or fdisk to ...
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How to create Bootable usb with preinstalled programs and custom settings

I want to create several bootable Ubuntu 20.04 USB's with a bunch of programs installed. I want to automate this process, and not install plain Ubuntu and have to do the changes manually. I have a ...
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Can't install Elementary OS [screen glitch]

So, everytime I get past the "Try and Install Elemmentary OS" page my screen glitches and nothing further happens. I matched checksum, reflashed the live-usb multiple times, tried installing ...
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Debian live usb stick with persistence boots without gui on vega gpu systems

background: as corona starts we have made an bootable usb with persistance via rufus and debian-live-10.3.0-amd64-xfce. We installed an vpn client / remmira or freerdp and the users boot it with their ...
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Bootable USB not recognizing after restart

I was running a bootable usb of GalliumOs perfectly for the last 1 year on my Chromebook. I had a MicroSD card also plugged in. I was trying to download a file to my USB, when suddenly my computer CPU ...
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Replaced inittab but still getting runlevel error at startup

Im running a server with RHEL 5, due to an unknown error the server rebooted and came up with a "no inittab file found" error. I fired up a live CD (Fedora Workstation 33) and copied an ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint from USB

I've recently gotten a new Linux box (HP Z4 G4 Workstation) and I'm trying to boot up Linux (Mint cinnamon 1.9) from a USB and I cannot get it to work. I used rufus portable (https://rufus.ie/) to ...
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Storage next to bootable USB (Not persistant storage)

I'm wondering if it was possible to have a USB stick from which I can boot some Linux distro like Peppermint and have the same stick act as a normal storage drive at the same time (as in a separate ...
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What is a good read and write speed for a USB to run Arch Linux smoothly?

How much read and write speed should a USB have to run Arch Linux (an actual installation to the USB not live) smoothly without lag?
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Issues with booting a custom Kali Linux Live USB on computers with Secure Boot

As a project for a portable copy of my VM workspace and for later use in recovering dead drives (my main laptop is a 2015 model so data rescue is something to be concerned about), I’m trying to create ...
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Old Pavilion dv6 doesn't boot Fedora from USB drive

I am posting here because I have no idea how to solve this and found no apparent solution here or elsewhere. I have an old dv6 pavilion machine (2010ish) with Fedora 32 Workstation. I am trying to put ...
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Clone Single Partition to Bootable USB

I have a HDD with 2 OS partitions. Together they are too large to clone onto my flash drive. And I just want to clone the smaller one anyway. /dev/sda1: 120GB HDD partition 1(Lubuntu) /dev/sda2: 8GB ...
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Running Linux Live OS on ARM embedded device

I own an embedded device with ARM920T SoC (https://pdf.dzsc.com/ARM/ARM920T.pdf) The device is in good shape but the OS (Windows Embedded CE 6.0) was corrupted and does not start anymore (actually it ...
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Configure networking on debian live standard iso using usb tethering

I just downloaded Debian standard live iso from here. I have an Android device capable of usb tethering. I live booted from the debian live iso and got into login tty and connected my phone and turned ...
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Why am i getting the following error while installing Linux Mint?

I have a Dell xps with windows 10 installed on it. I am trying to live boot linux mint. I used rufus to create a usb and when i boot in to it and try to install linux mint, i get the following error: &...
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Create a custom installer to replicate a linux installation

I've been building an ubuntu 20.04 install on an older system, getting it's hardware to run by tracking down the needed drivers and installing packages to accommodate it's more limited hardware ...
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How to create bootable iso from VirtualBox machine?

I've got Debian or Ubuntu system installed inside VirtualBox. I adjusted it to my demands: I installed some software, uninstalled unwanted packages, configured the settings for some user account and ...
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Not able to boot to live USB from GRUB menu and there is also no recovery option

I made a clean install of PopOS on my Lenovo Z580 using a live usb. The live usb was flashed using Balena etcher from Xubuntu that was installed previously on the same machine. Since then, I do not ...
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Live USB KDE Manjaro stuck at 'reached target graphical interface' 3060 ti

Then i can alt-f2 and log in without graphical interface and mhwd -l gives bunch of "...MHWDCONFIG is invalid" Is 3060 ti too new right now? What to do? tried nouveau.nomode=0 but same ...
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Upload Files to Google Drive using Live Usb

I have a problem, My windows os crashed and is not booting up. I want the files to be backed up before reinstalling the os. I know about linux distros and can run then live through a pendrive and copy ...
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Kali Live Boot error

I know this question has sort of been asked before a while back but it doesn't seem to have a answer after extensive googling. Now some time has passed since the last time this was asked and hopefully ...
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-bash: /dev/null: Permission denied upon chroot command from live USB to host root system

I'm trying to repair the Cinnamon desktop in Linux MINT 17.3 running the same live-USB environment from USB boot. The host computer is an Acer Aspire One AO756 running MINT 17.3 on a Pentium 977 chip ...
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Q. Is there a way to use compatibility mode with persistant storage on a live usb?

Preface: I've been trying to make a live linux usb (with persistent storage) for my job. I intend to use it on a laptop (provided by my employer) which is kinda okay-ish but have very low RAM (a ...
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Minimal Arch-based live USB persistent distro

Does there exist a live USB distro based on Arch that comes with just a minimal desktop environment or window manager like fluxbox, a terminal, and maybe a file manager? To give you an idea of what I'...
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Why does installing Debian render my USB drive unbootable?

I created a Debian Live USB using an ISO and Rufus, based on this question. Then I set the PC to boot off the USB and installed Debian onto the PC's hard drive. After the installation completed, I ...
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Not enough space on a USB stick when trying to install Chrome OS

Basically, I've been working on creating a live USB with ChromeOS. After following the instructions found on the Brunch Project site and encountering many small issues that I've worked out along the ...
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Create another partition on free space of USB after 'dd' installing debian

Basically a duplicate of this question but being more clear and providing more details. What I want is to have a USB drive with two things: The debian installer, and another partition using the ...
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Recommended distro for persistent live flash drive (with requirements)

As I could read, (1) there can be issues with keeping a persistent live USB updated (I've seen claims of updates semi-breaking the OS), (2) it seems like there's no login on live images (or if you ...
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v4l2 Eroor : "Error : Internal Data Stream Error"

I have a camera (Theta V) and wanted to use it as a device camera using v4l2, I downloaded a script that uses v4l2 to do a stream, it worked for everyone but I got this erroe Error : Internal Data ...
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cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs

from my previous question empty screen after booting from live persistent usb, I am able after boot to access all files and folders, but the X-server is unable to load (so I get only to tty1). From ...

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