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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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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 [duplicate]

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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SOLVED Accidentally removed /etc/pam.d How do I reinstall packages in my arch from a live usb

I have Antergos installed on my Notebook. I accidentally deleted the folder /etc/pam.d, so I cannot use any root command, or access my user session. I thought about reinstalling the packages which ...
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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 change the kernel of Debian live ISO?

I made a custom kernel, a .deb file. The kernel is almost the same i enabled a value in the make gconfig menu, and i filled the field of that value. And i added a driver in linux-source-4.9/drivers/...
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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 ...
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Prepare Live-Stick WITH extra data on 2nd partition

I have a USB Stick of 64 GB. I have a debian ISO. I can make myself a bootable USB stick with sudo cp debian.iso /dev/sdb Problem 1: I cannot copy various files to the stick preventing them to be ...
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General question about `dd`, iso images and linux devices

I have an iso image (it's a windows installation disk), but I do not want to burn dvd. I want to create a bootable usb flash drive instead. And I want to use linux tools to accomplish this task. I ...
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Access other files on Slax flash drive from within Slax

I've made a bootable Slax flash drive in Windows by copying the slax directory to a USB flash drive and running bootinst.bat in slax/boot. It works as expected as I can boot to Slax from the flash ...
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Try install linux from usb, os load and computer reboot

i try to rescue a old computer win a broken winXp (not rescue the windows ... juste make a full install linux ... ) i try different thing, with alwayse same result. Put iso on ubs stick with etcher.....
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Able to boot Chromium (CloudReady) but unable to boot into linux

My system Acer One S1001 came with installed windows 10. I want to wipe off the Windows OS and installed Linus OS. I have used Etcher, ImageUsb and Rufus to create USB bootable Linux (Ubuntu/OpenSUSE/...
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Automated Custom install of different distributions

I spend A LOT of my time setting up linux servers/workstations/mining farms etc. and I need some way to store and automate the process for each of my varying systems as it gets so frustrating. I have ...
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Linux Mint live USB boot flash drive not found

I am attempting to get a live USB boot of Linux mint Cinnamon 18.3 onto my Lenovo Y510P working. When I perform the boot from USB, linux successfully initializes, but then outputs many errors of the ...
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Install Fedora from Fedora Live USB?

I've got a Windows 10 laptop that is successfully running Fedora 27 via Live USB. I'd like to run the Fedora installer from that Fedora 27 Live USB to repartition the laptop HDD in order run Fedora ...
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Kali Cannot Boot [duplicate]

My PC has no HDD. I've installed Kali onto USB stick located in USB port 1 (/dev/sda). Kali installation media was in USB port 2 (/dev/sdb). Installation was successful. When I put my USB stick with ...
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invalid magic number when booting to CentOS 7 USB

I get invalid magic number When booting to CentOS bootable USB. The way I made the USB (on Ubuntu 17) is: Download CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1708.iso dd if=CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1708.iso of=/dev/sdc ...
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Remove bootable USB after live-booting from it

I have a bootable USB (ADATA Superior Series S102 Pro 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (AS102P-16G-RGY)) with MultiBootUSB (multibootusb.org) with non-persistent Ubuntu, KALI Linux, ParrotSec OS, Arch Linux, ...
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Debian LiveUSB created with `Rufus` (windows) works but not when created with `dd`

I am trying to create a bootable USB using the hybrid iso image of debian from https://cdimage.debian.org/images/unofficial/non-free/images-including-firmware/9.3.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/ ...
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linux for AMD Sempron 2800+ on 1GB RAM [closed]

My first try of Linux is on old AMD Sempron 2800+ (with 1 GB RAM) that works on WinXP, but I want to install Linux. . I've tried (32-bit) Lubuntu, Linux Lite, Bodhi, LXLE. (lubuntu-17.10.1-desktop-...
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How to create a live USB of FreeBSD 11.1 from Arch Linux?

I'd like to boot a live USB for FreeBSD 11.1 in my UEFI firmware. I tried creating a live USB using: dd if=FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M status=progress && sync Then ...
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Error booting Ubuntu Based OS

Whilst trying to install Pop, I used universal USB installer, I got text scrolling up the screen, and windows was corrupted. Later when trying to install using etcher(via a USB) as per the instruction,...
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Run Python script along with OS boot

I'm booting my system with a custom Fedora 27 Workstation live OS which is containing a python script apart from the regular OS files. I want this enable_settings.py scripts to be executed along with ...
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How to create a windows accessible (Portable Virtual Box) linux USB with persistence?

I've been tasked at work to create a USB portable linux virtual machine, that can be used from within windows and has persistence. This is for demo purposes. There are several constraints to the task,...
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Live-Build doesn't make iso

I'm trying to make a Debian live image with live build here's the switches which i'm using with lb config --mode debian \ --system live \ --interactive shell \ --debian-installer live \ --...
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How to customize Gnome3 during chroot? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a live Debian with customized Gnome3 ,But i don't know how to customize Gnome3 during chroot (Add Menu ,change Background ,...)
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creating Debian live disk with customized gnome3 desktop

I'm trying to make a live Debian ISO with live-build I installed gdm3 by installing task-gnome-desktop. That is the metapackage which I found in the live-build manual page to install all the gdm ...
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Can not see partitions in gparted after imaging iso

I have imaged 64Gb usb stick with kali linux iso as explained in official documentation. Then I have created persistence partition with parted in accordance with official docs as well. But even ...
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Let CentOS 7 on live-USB won't reset to default settings after reboot

I've downloaded the LiveGNOME iso for CentOS 7 and use rufus to make CentOS 7 Live-USB that I can boot a Centos 7 with it. But after I boot it I've set up some settings, then I shut down it, later I ...