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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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Create persistent live usb from physical or virtual machine

When creating a persistent live USB from a Linux distro, it appears to be impossible to upgrade the kernel and certain other low-level features. Is it possible to install and configure a Linux install,...
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Live CD/USB distro with most recent (or mainline) kernel [on hold]

Out there in the Linux kernel, and related camps, impressive progress is constantly made with regard to support for new and shiny hardware. And I am wondering why there is no (at least no popular/...
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Puppy Linux can't start in computer with VIA-based video

My computer, which has a S3 Unichrome video chipset integrated, has problems booting into Tahr Puppy, as it crashes before prompt, as soon as it changes resolution. When acpi=off pfix=nox is used, it ...
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Mutliboot USB-Stick: Using Grub2 Isoboot

i want to create a bootable USB-Stick with nothing but Grub2 and Iso-Images to select to boot from. I want a default Grub-Menu where i can select which ISO (laying on the USB-Drive) i want to boot ...
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File sharig between Live USB Kali Linux and main OS

I have Kali Linux in my USB with an encrypted partition and I know that I can see the main OS files from Kali. But is there a way to "share" a folder inside Kali, so I can see and modify files stored ...
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How do I remount / on my live CD to include /mnt/sda1/overlaytest as upperdir?

How do I remount / on my live CD to include /mnt/sda1/overlaytest as upperdir? I tried: { mountpoint /mnt/sda1 && sudo mkdir /mnt/sda1/overlaytest && mount -v -o remount -t ...
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reboot command in GRUB2 bootloader

I utilized multibootusb to create a bootable USB environment with multiple livecds. GRUB2 (GNU GRUB ver. 2.03) is the bootloader with some "minimal bash-like" shell that does not contain reboot or ...
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Kali live USB Boot -Stop Bleeping

I run Kali from a live boot USB. When I boot up a blue option screen appears along with a “ bleep” How do I stop the “ bleep” - it’s driving my wife mad. Turning the volume down on the LT has no ...
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Error when booting live-usb device

While booting a live-usb system, the following errors are returned: Attempting to mount media /dev/sda2 [...] EXT4-fs (sda2): Unrecognized mount option "uid=1000" or missing value [...] EXT4-fs (...
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Debian 9 does not boot after installing on USB drive with UEFI

Goal: boot up from fully installed debian 9 USB drive I installed debian into my USB drive but it fails to recognize my USB in boot option. This is the link where I downloaded the iso file. Below ...
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How to merge squashfs file during booting of “live” linux distros from GRUB manually?

I want to boot Linux distros from GRUB 2.0 command line. I've tried to do so for couple of distros and at "best" I receive initramfs prompt, no GUI which starts if distro is run stardard way. ...
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Switch screens on Slax Linux (xrandr, FluxBox)

I use Slax Linux as a Live Linux on a USB drive and I have a problem with multiple monitor configuration. My computer has two screens, this is the output of xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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How do I install Kali Linux through live mode (failsafe, amd64)? [duplicate]

I was attempting to install Kali Linux earlier (on an F80S series, super old ASUS laptop, already have the partitions and everything set up to dual boot) using my Cruzer Glide flash drive. I wrote the ...
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Manjaro installer cannot boot into live usb

I tried to install Manjaro 18.0.3 64 Bit, but after I selected boot in the welcome screen it did not work. The following error showed up on screen: ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/M1803' device did not ...
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Where does this 16.1 GB device of “Model: General UDisk (scsi)” come from?

I installed Lubuntu 18.04 on the hard drive of a laptop (model: Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A). When I boot into a live Lubuntu via a bootable flash drive (4GB) , sudo parted -l reports /dev/sdb as a ...
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When boot into a live Lubuntu from a bootable flash drive, what filesystems on the disk are mounted automatically?

Assume a computer has Lubuntu installed on its disk. Booting into a live Lubuntu from a bootable flash drive is often a way to access filesystems on the disk that are required to be not mounted. So I ...
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How can I have the same Linux installation on multiple devices?

I would like to keep my Linux installation on an external SSD, from both my desktop PC and my laptop. I would like to keep the OS, all my programs and the configurations for them on the external ...
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Bootable USB not detected

I have downloaded a MacOS Mojave iso and used the dd command to make a USB stick bootable with MacOS on it, but it doesn't appear in the BIOS. How can I fix it so I can boot on it ? In Ubuntu, the USB ...
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Will any ldlinux.c32 work for creating a live ISO?

I'm trying to make a Live ISO for USB. I'm following a guide to help me do this, and one of the steps says to: cp /usr/lib/syslinux/modules/bios/ldlinux.c32 image/isolinux/, but I don't have /usr/lib/...
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Can a custom Kali live-build image be built while running a live-build image?

I put the current Kali-Linux live-build on a fresh 32 GB USB drive containing a single partition spanning the entire drive by downloading and verifying the ISO then using Win32 Disk Imager to create a ...
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Debian live-build can't locate linux-image-686-pae

I'm trying to use live-build to construct a minimal Debian image containing the wireless firmware for my laptop. I get this error: [2019-02-04 18:56:40] lb chroot_install-packages install P: Begin ...
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Speed up persistent live usb disk operations

I created a persistent Debian 9 live usb. The persistence is configured with / union. An unexpected consequence, although obvious in hindsight, is the system lags on non-cached reads: holmes@...
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Kali-linux default password for live session [duplicate]

I tried to install kali through Unetbootin but it failed. After that, I tried to go on live one, but without setting any password. It asked for that as default. I entered root as username but don't ...
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USB drive not useable right after Debian installation

I have encountered an interesting scenario. I have some Debian Live CD images (I have tried debian-8.11.0-amd64-netinst.iso, debian-9.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso and some custom images I built using live-...
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Mint19.1- USB Boot error - vesamenu.c32: not a com32R image [closed]

I downloaded the latest Torrent version of Linux mint cinnamon 19.1 ,from its official website here , (a 1.8gb file) on my Windows10(64bit )machine. I tried creating a bootable usb via Rufus but it ...
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“Probing EDD” error when booting a live OS from a USB drive

I'm trying to boot into a Kali Linux live thumb drive on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, to partition a secondary internal hdd that has Windows (set up with bootcamp) on it (to install Kali in the new ...
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I can't boot up a custom version of ubuntu from live-usb

I made a usb stick with a custom version of ubuntu, is a well know and people don't use to have troubles with this version. I used win32diskimage, rufus and HDDRaw and got the same result with all ...
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Make multiboot USB containing Windows and Linux iso using a Linux PC

Is there a method to create a multiboot USB with both Windows and Linux ISO files using a Linux machine?  (Specifically, I'm on Arch Linux.) I tried multibootusb, multisystem, yumi, syslinux, etc., ...
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Apt: install packages to a different location

Problem: I have a Lubuntu persistent USB install. I started using it due to problems with my hard drive (Samsung 850 Evo) which used to have Ubuntu installed. My computer (MacBook Pro 9,2) had OSX ...
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Slax Linux: Save changes (persistent USB) after selecting copy to RAM at boot

Explanation: Right now I'm using a MacBookPro9,2 with Slax. I'm on an exchange trip and I'm having problems with my main HD (either bad SATA cable or damaged SSD). Repairing the hardware on my ...
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error: /'boot' not found

I have downloaded KDE Neon, a few days ago. I tried to install it using live usb, but it would not install completely, having trouble at grub installing. I tried twice, but got some results. Today I ...
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How to install Vscode on Raspberry Pi Desktop (Live USB) [closed]

Whenever I try to install vscode on Raspberry Pi Desktop (Live USB), it asks me to type "Yes, do as I say!" And after that my Linux becomes dysfunctional. I have reinstalled Linux several times and ...
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How to custom a live centos 7 image to boot from USB

I used this live image CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-GnomeLive.iso, CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-KdeLive.iso to boot from USB to testing some servers. However, I'd would like to add some lib such as "ndctl" on ...
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Load entire live system into RAM?

If I boot Linux without installation (i.e. from live DVD), how can I load the entire disc into RAM in order to be able to re-use the drive? It is possible with PartedMagic already. How can I do it ...
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How to install Kali Linux from live desktop?

I need to install Kali from live desktop, but I can’t find the installer. Any idea what I should do?
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How to tell if a system is running as a live USB from BASH

I'm working on making an ISO image I can burn to a USB device as a live system. In order to install to the internal drive of the system that booted the live USB, I have an icon on the desktop to ...
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How to install Ubuntu from an ISO on my Android to Linpus with CLI [closed]

I have bought a laptop with Linpus without GUI (as far as I know). I downloaded ubuntu on a ISO on my Android. I have: Android phone with internet USB cable An 8gb pendrive that i just bought An ...
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Linux live boot flash drive works on PC but not Mac [duplicate]

I've created a bootable Linux USB flash drive on my Windows 7 PC.  I can use it on any PC (running Windows), but I have been unable to boot it on my Apple Macbook Air. How can I boot my Linux live ...
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How to create a bootable, persistent Linux OS that doesn't lock up?

I'm trying to create a bootable, persistent Linux OS that I can run off a USB flash drive but I'm having no luck. I made a bootable Mint USB with no problem, and I booted into it. Seemed flawless up ...
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Do changes in live usb persist linux once installed?

Once installed I am unable to access wifi nor get graphics to work without nomodeset However booting from live-usb everything works perfectly. So I have enabled the nvidia-drivers during live cd in ...
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Customizing Linux Mint: What to remove? [closed]

I would like to create a customized Linux Mint Live DVD following one of the many guides online. Initially, this is intended to be used by my students only, but eventually I would like to make my ...
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Debian live boot fails to initramfs shell, saying “unable to enumerate USB device”

When trying to boot the latest live boot from Debian with the 4.17 kernel, the boot fails and kicks me to an initramfs shell. I cannot find the USB device that I am trying to boot from in /dev, which ...
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I can't boot any distro from USB / CD to install or to use it live

I have a very old PC and i want to bring it back to life. SPECS: -Pentium 4, 3.00 ghz -1,5 GB RAM -nVidia Geforce GT210, 1GB I decided to install a stable distro like LINUX MINT XFCE 32-bit. I tried ...
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Trying to Install Linux Alongside Windows 10

I'm trying to install Linux on a separate partition on my hard drive. I did it once on a previous machine, and tried to do it on my new one, but have run into an issue. I've been trying to use a ...
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Manually configuring GRUB2 on a bootable USB install media for Windows XP?

I am having a heck of a time trying to make a simple Windows XP installation USB. I am running Ubuntu 16.04LTS, and am attempting to dual-boot install Windows XP Pro X64 on this same machine (using ...
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How to boot from external HDD?

The laptop I'm using has Solus installed on it, but I accidentally bricked it while trying to get the right video driver. It's a MacBook Air. I have a HDD with a partition containing a live version of ...
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Debian-Live stucked on grub [closed]

I downloaded Debian-Live and write it to USB. When I boot from USB I get to grub and if I click Debian Live I see a screen blink like I clicked it but It wont boot, I'm still in GRUB. Pressing ...
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USB Partition for bootable drive and portable drive [duplicate]

I have a 32gb pendrive. I want to make two partitions, one for bootable usb and another for general portable storage use (documents). Is that possible??
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Linux Mint - Black Screen while booting from live USB

I am having issues while trying to install Linux Mint on my Lenovo Yoga laptop. After booting from it and getting past GRUB, the system hangs in a black screen without any error messages. Here's what ...
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How can I format a linux liveusb so that grub can read it?

I'm trying to fix a computer on which I've wrecked the bootloader. When formatting a linux liveusb with (on a working computer): umount /dev/sda1 sudo mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1 and creating the liveusb ...