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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boot from usb stick without the grub prompt

For some reason today when I went to boot from the usb stick the grub prompt opened up. The process is the following: I turn on the pc, open the boot menu, select to boot from the usb stick and then ...
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Cannot boot live into linux from USB on Asus ROG laptop

I'm trying to dual boot on my Asus ROG Flow x13 laptop. I want to dual boot Fedora Workstation, but I'm having an issue where whenever I select Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 35 the screen will just go ...
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Change grup configuration of persistent USB install

In a persistent USB install of Linux Mint 20.3, I want to change grub.cfg to include a timeout (GRUB_TIMEOUT=10). If I edit /etc/default/grub and run sudo update-grub, I get the error: failed to get ...
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How to make Linux Mint live usb not write logs to usb (writable partition)?

I noted recent downloaded distro(s) of my favorite Linux Mint when written to USB and booted create "writable" partition on USB and write logs there. Logs might be interesting to look at, ...
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Creating Windows live usb

How could I create Windows "live" usb in Linux? Extra explanation: My plan is to keep the SSD containing Linux, locked and boot Windows from live USB times I need Windows. This way Linux ...
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Customize Ubuntu 20.04 live CD

Objective : To have a custom ISO of Ubuntu 20.04 server, that has a bunch of my internal processes up and running as part of the installation disk. Tool used to create ISO : Cubic I've achieved what I ...
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Installing GRUB from scratch with a Live USB

I'm a Windows user but use Live Ubuntu occasionally to do some troubleshooting. I'm trying to learn a bit more about Linux, and I'm trying to just install GRUB on a USB drive (ultimately I would also ...
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After libc6 upgrade `sudo: account validation failure, is your account locked?` - What can I do before I switch off and repair from live CD

I have tried to install some packages (apache mariaDB) and something went wrong from my sudo apt install apache2 mariadb-server apt-transport-https At the end there was an error Checking init scripts.....
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Trying to install Fedora everything live media reboots the PC over and over

I'm looking towards moving to Fedora 35 from Ubuntu, but I'm trying to follow This guide to make a minimal KDE install via Fedora Everything. I've successfully flashed it with both Fedora Media Writer ...
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Boot live ISO from persistent partition

I've installed ArchCraft with a persistent partition on my USB key using Rufus. Now, when I boot from the live USB, I have an additional empty partition called "persistence", with just "...
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How to persistently install commands on a live kali bootable USB?

I will be using the live kali bootable usb for work as forensic tool to image systems using dc3dd. However, it seems that dc3dd is not installed by default on the latest release of bootable usb live ...
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Why Fedora cannot boot on 8GB of RAM from liveUSB (with rd.live.ram option)?

Recently when I tried to boot Fedora on another laptop (it booted fine before) it halted. Took me some time and several tries to realize it lacks enough ram. It booted on same laptop with 16GB of ram,...
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Not able to log in to cartain website

Something strange is happening on my machine: When I boot into USB-Live Fedora and try to log in to a certain website with Firefox I am able to log in only once. After closing the browser the login ...
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Nemo: why copy files (not move) when clicked and dragged in /root for liveUSB?

I'm now working booted from liveUSB made from Linux Mint 20.2 distro. In Nemo when I click a file in e.g Downloads and drag to subfolder copies the file, not moves it. It moves a file when dragging a ...
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Fedora liveUSB how to boot to ram?

I use Linux Mint mostly as OS. I wanted to try to use Fedora more. I wanted to boot liveUSB to ram, familiar toram option to pass to the kernel (although it is not kernel parameter, it AFAIK is passed ...
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GRUB install on Debian 11 live image failed to get canonical path of 'overlay'

We're building a Debian based product. To simplify building these in the factory, I'm trying to build a live disk that will install the main OS. We have an older product that uses this processbut was ...
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Safely eject USB live system asking the uesr to remove it

For my work I'm preparing a live USB with Clonezilla. It runs a custom bash script to clone disks. This USB is going to be cloned to several other USBs so they can be used in multiple machines. It's ...
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How to modify the live cd image to make it writeable

What to add to Debian live CDs (like here: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/) to make them writeable? I want to configure them for the school lab for running PICO-8 ...
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Why is the base system of Live ISOs for Linux distros usually stored with squashfs?

Why couldn't the Live ISOs just be a minimal Linux system with an installer? Is there any reason to use squashfs to hold the root of the filesystem? Is it just for better compression, or are there ...
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"mount: : wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on test_ovfs, missing codepage or helper program, or other error." with liveUSB

I'm running Linux booted from liveUSB now. I stumbled upon an error when creating overlayfs: "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on test_ovfs, missing codepage or helper program, or ...
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Is there a way to create a namespace to be able to unmount root folder (to uncover early boot environment)?

I'm on a quest to access /cow/upper when Linux is booted from liveUSB $ mount | grep over /cow on / type overlay (rw,relatime,lowerdir=filesystem.squashfs,upperdir=/cow/upper,workdir=/cow/work) ...
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Where is /cow for Linux booted from LiveUSB?

I wanted to see what files are added on top of ISO 9660 when LiveUSB Linux is running. When booted with persistence upper and work folders are on USB drive clearly seen. I run mount on Linux booted ...
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Use systemd-home on a live cd system

I'm configuring an archiso profile to correctly implement an user managed by systemd-home in its generated iso. User's home directory doesn't need to be encrypted. How can I do that? PS: it seems ...
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GUI Bootable USB Creator in Debian Stable

In debian stable, I'm trying to locate a package in the repository that will make a bootable USB from an iso file: apt-cache search 'usb' 'bootable' Output: debootstick - Turn a chroot environment ...
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Multi Boot Raspberri Pi and amd64 OS

How I can Multi boot Pi OS 64 bit with persistence for Raspberry pi (arm64) and ventoy with OS with no persistence on another partition, while the Pi OS is the default?
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How to access persistent data from Linux installation on USB pendrive?

I have installed Linux Mint on USB pendrive with universal usb installer. I have also specified size of the file for persistance during installation. Is it possible to access data stored on this file ...
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Configure a desktop shortcut during live media ubuntu 20.04 customization

Context Currently I'm creating a customized Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to be booted from live media (USB). I'm trying to create a desktop shortcuts i.e. for the shutdown command. I prepared a .desktop file ...
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"82635.080657" - secondary_startup_64_no_verify+0xc2/0xcb | Will not shut down

I am shutting down from a Fedora34 and the shut down process has been halted at [82635.080657] - secondary_startup_64_no_verify+0xc2/0xcb The cursor is not blinking but is showing. Now before I shut ...
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linux: why writable partition install logs folders are not seen when booted and mounted as /dev/sda3 to /var/logs?

Persistent USB is new thing to me. I've found several places where it is discussed how to make and amend one. https://askubuntu.com/questions/1181854/how-is-it-easier-to-make-a-persistent-live-drive-...
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Blackarch USB boot on VMware Fusion

I am trying to boot Blackarch from USB in VMware Fusion on a MacBook Pro (BigSur 11.6) as it does for Kali linux (https://www.kali.org/blog/vmware-fusion-kali-usb-boot/) but at the end, when I try to ...
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Dual boot EFI and legacy CSM system

I want to create a Live-Linux system on USB that can dual boot EFI and legacy CSM system. I know one distribution that can do that -- grml, but I want to know the tricks under the hood, and The ...
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Black screen during OS installation

I have a problem where I can get into the EFI boot loader screen of a distro but I cannot enter into the live iso. No matter whether I select "boot with open source drivers", "boot with ...
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Can't boot laptop at all after installing Mint 20 (GRUB messed up)

I am, forgive me, a total newbie, but two days ago excitedly installed Mint Cinnamon 20 on a Medion Akoya E2215T laptop. I made several changes as per some tutorials, like decreasing the swappiness, ...
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Fedora: How do I boot into the LiveOS from the .iso?

I have a custom USB stick with maybe around ~10 Linux Distros, and 3 versions of Windows for some reason. I just drop the .iso files into /Linux, and then use GRUB to boot into those .isos. Some ...
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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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