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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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Cannot run shell scripts in a Debian live environment that is made by debian-live-12.1.0-amd64-gnome.iso

I created a Linux live environment similar to WinPE on USB disk A. I inserted USB disk B containing rootfs.tar.gz, bzImage, and Burning.sh into PC and used USB disk A to enter the live environment. ...
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Trouble booting off USB

I am having difficulty logging into my Linux Lite desktop, because it randomly decided to enforce a password. To fix this issue, I created a bootable USB. My first attempt was to access the BIOS and ...
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I have two bootable flash drives with different linux distros installed on each, both started malfunctioning within a 24 hour time frame

I could use some detective work. I've taken to installing linux on USB drives. I've managed to break Windows a couple of times while repartitioning my main drive. I've had a 128 Gb USB drive I've been ...
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Debian did not work on USB

I have been facing difficulties reinstalling Debian using the legacy and MBR approach on a GPT USB. Previously, I used to install Linux distributions on USB flashes and create a dd image for backup ...
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Is it possible to boot a Full Installation of Fedora on a USB Drive with Ventoy/Multiboot Software?

I've been using Ventoy for booting live environments from ISO files. I want to create a full installation of Fedora on a USB drive, not just a live USB. To my situation: I have a friend's pc, my pc ...
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Ubuntu and other software completely unable to detect a usb drive

I was attempting to flash a USB drive so that I could install Windows on a different HDD, but in the process, it became completely unreadable. So now whenever I try using it it does not appear in any ...
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Fedora Live USB in a partition?

I want to have with me a Fedora Live UEFI boot USB for emergencies, but I do not want to carry two USB drives. So I want a USB drive with two partitions, one for Fedora Live boot, and another for my ...
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Live USB hanging

Kali linux 2023 snapshot (usb persistent built ON USB DIRECTLY in qemu) ASUS VIVOBOOK (16 GB RAM 19MB FRONT SIDE BUS) Trying to setup a kali live usb to run fluxion (so i have to use kali more or less....
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How to remove APT and dpkg from a Debian installation?

A couple of years ago I made a live-image for personal uses (a mixture of use cases) using debootstrap, chroot, and squashfs-tools Now i want to re-design the distro, update the software in it, add ...
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HD: Reformat - Device or resource busy (udisks-error-quark,0)

I am trying to reformat a Hard Drive from LiveOS. I am using the partitioning GUI tool. I am stuck on this error: Error formatting volume Error erasing device. Error opening device /dev/loop2 for ...
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storage issues with live boot with kali issues with or w/o persistence. installer issues too

okay so when i boot up my live boot with my drive (64GB) everything works fine but i only have 5.5gb left there storage or so. When i go to /run folder there is 1.1gb left there when i go to /run/live ...
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Persistent Arch Linux USB installation only (automatically) bootable on USB 2.0 ports

Short form: Booting Arch Linux from USB Device is possible without problems using a USB 2.0 port. Some custom persistent Windows Installation from another identical USB Device also bootable without ...
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Cannot modify /lib on Gentoo live image

I am trying to install Gentoo on my laptop. The wifi included is not supported by the Linux kernel, so I found a driver for it. When I went to install the driver to /lib/modules/..., I got the error: ...
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Installing Linux on HP Pavilion 360, preventing loops that eat all resources

When installing a Linux OS (e.g. Mint) from a live cd (now more likely: from a live USB stick, or using Ventoy), editing /etc/default/grub does not solve the problem. You can add or edit a line like ...
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Fedora Live - Encrypted Persistent Overlay

I set up a live fedora on a USB stick with overlayfs. I've been prying into the files to see what goes where. I would like to have an encrypted overlay (everything's out in the open at the moment), ...
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What's the difference between CD/DVD and USB image?

I am trying to install NetBSD on my laptop, but there are two download links for the amd64 architecture, one for NetBSD-9.3-amd64-install.img.gz and one for NetBSD-9.3-amd64.iso. FreeBSD does the same ...
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Can you use one Bootable USB Drive on two different OS devices?

When you install a distro on a usb can you run it on two different OS's like Mac and Windows without any issues on any device.
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Linux mint not installing from USB

I created a Linux Mint Drive on a USB and have successfully installed it on one of my laptops (using this guide). When I try to install it on another laptop, the installation proceeds as normal (no ...
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Create a custom live USB that can generate an encrypted persistent volume on first boot?

I was wondering if there was a way to create a bootable USB that could: At first boot, prompt for a passphrase Create an encrypted volume with the given passphrase Allow one to edit files on this ...
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On live boot USBs, where is the required filesystem label configured?

I could probably find this on google if I knew the verbiage to search for. When booting a live USB, the bootloader always (at least for the distros I've used) looks for a filesystem with specific ...
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How to replace linux distro ISO on bootable USB keeping extra data partition intact and accessible?

USB sticks are getting larger. I'd like to store data in addition to having USB bootable. And I know how: 1. write ISO to USB stick 2. Add partition via Gnome-disks (both GUI). Now I want to be able ...
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How to make a bootable iso file of Manjaro OS from a folder using genisoimage?

I am working on an application that customizes your OS installation file by mounting the image, copying it, making changes and repackaging it into a .iso file. I am stuck in the last step that is ...
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I have a linux installation on an external drive. How can I plug it into a desktop and have it boot?

Hardware: Laptop [ Daily driver ] Desktop [ Server - Normally has Windows installed ] USB Thumb Drive [ Linux Installation Medium ] External Drive [ Linux Installation Destination ] Situation: ...
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liveUSB/ISO, terminal in GUI: user is not allowed to execute as root; works before startx

I've created new test user (sudo adduser test), added to sudo via sudo usermod test -G sudo. Then I switch to other terminal (Alt-Ctrl-F2), login as test, sudo echo a: "a" - ok, but startx, ...
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How to boot directly into USB Live (Linux Mint)?

I've been trying to let Grub automatically boot into Linux Mint Live ( Using rufus with persistence ) but even though I've tried to edit isolinux.cfg (in USB folder) but it's still does not boot ...
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USB Bootable gparted supporting Secure Boot

I want to be able to move and resize partitions on my systems, so I wanted to make a live GParted USB, thing is, it doesn't support Secure Boot, Ubuntu is overkill and takes long to boot (and ...
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Most Linux distributions do not boot after install

I have an interesting old Intel 64-bit computer in which most Linux installers fail to install the bootloader, making booting after installation impossible. When I turn on the computer after ...
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update-initramfs on a Kali Linux Live external USB with a LUKS encrypted persistent partition

I'm running a KALI Live System on an external USB device which includes a persistent encrypted partition (luks). When I try to update the initramfs using sudo /usr/sbin/update-initramfs.orig.initramfs-...
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How to make NON-persistent Linux Mint liveUSB stick in 2022?

Some time ago I've noted my favorite distro Linux Mint newer versions when liveUSB booted in "default" mode creates persistence partition on USB stick, something before that I knew Ubuntu ...
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Is there a way to auto-update a live OS?

I'm currently using a Debian installation for a DIY router. In the interests of security, I'm wondering how I might switch to a non-persistent installation in order to defend against any persistence ...
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Create image.iso from the current linux (Fedora) and install this image to USB

Currently, I am working with fedora, I did some changes to the system and added add pyenv, and installed some programs. I would like to install my current system in USB flash. To able to start up the ...
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Change wallpaper in SLAX

On the SLAX website there is documentation for changing the wallpaper. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. After creating the module as instructed I moved it to /run/initramfs/memory/data/slax/modules/ ...
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can't install iso linux from eays2boot usb stick

i set up a usb with easy2boot to try live or install iso's from it, copied some iso's to the stick in the linux folder, but when I try to install a live system of debian, it starts briefly and then ...
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How to forward X over SSH to configure a desktop manager within cubic remotely

I want to configure menus,windows,decorations,taskbars positions of the wanted desktop manager in real time inside cubic because I find it very comfortable to do while I'm inside cubic virtual ...
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Booting from 'USB: USB SanDisk ... ' failed; verify it contains a 64-bit UEFI OS

I installed Debian on a USB drive using the regular install. When I tried booting from it it says on a black screen and won't let me go further: Booting from 'USB: USB SanDisk ... ' failed; verify it ...
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No WiFi found on numerous Linux distros (testing Linux distros)

I've been noticing a really odd pattern when I'm testing Linux distributions that I may consider installing in the future. I'm unsure how to exactly put this due to its nature: but for every Linux ...
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Not a regular file, you need to load the kernel first - mkusb

I'm using mkusb to make an install of TinyCoreLinuxPlus. I used mkusb-dus, selected the option for a persistent live drive, chose my coreplus.iso file, and cloned to the drive as usual. However, ...
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I need to access encrypted disk

I'm trying to save all data from neighbors computer. OS: Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon I can't access disk because like on image is encrypted. I need to find a way to decrypt it or find a passphrase to ...
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How can i create a bootable iso of my current installed system?

I'm on debian stable and I'm looking for some tools to create a bootable iso of my system, with attached apps installed and personal files, so that I can replicate it on multiple machines. At the ...
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Reset system loop after installing any debian based distro

I am trying to install Linux (Ubuntu). The installation process is fine. At the very end when it asks to restart computer, I restart my laptop and the message Please remove installation medium, then ...
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How to remove usb live boot?

I tried the delete partition, delete volume, and formatting the usb but it didn't work. Every time I turn on the PC it makes me choose if I want to use Ubuntu or Windows. How can I delete Ubuntu and ...
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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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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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