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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Convert an existing customised Debian 10 Installation to Live ISO

Can someone help please? I already did some research and found: Linux Respin completely messed up my system when trying to install dependencies (removed a lot of packages I needed) - at least I am ...
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recovering data from not persistent live usb

OK, probably the most stupid question. Is there a way to recover data from a non persistent live usb? I wrote some data outside any folder and
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elementary OS LiveUSB boots and runs but fails to install

A LiveUSB with elementary os works fine, but it fails to install to my PC, which has no OS now. An error message appears "faulty drive" or "usb is disconnected." That PC has two(2) ext4 drives and ...
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Creating a bootable Arch USB key, not appearing bootable

Question Hello all! Please pardon the fact that this is probably a very simple problem with a simple answer. I'm having some difficulty booting into a USB key I bootstrapped and configured Arch onto....
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dracut: Fails to boot on Live USB with 2 Partitions

Context: I have a USB drive with 2 partitions: the first one is a custom, non-persistent, image of CentOS 7.6 1810 (with GNOME) and the second one is an encrypted data partition. The objective is to ...
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What should be the bootable USB size to be a blackarch live?

I tried to make a live USB for blackarch with a 16GB USB flash. It boots up correctly, but the working after booting is much different. Like on right click, it doesn’t show the correct options. I get ...
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How to skip 'Please remove the installation medium then press enter'

I have a time-consuming program running in Lubuntu 18.04 Live. It will take around one day to finish. After the program finishes the computer shuts down. But since I am running Lubuntu Live, the ...
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Kali Linux LiveUSB does not find onboard WiFi adapter [closed]

I have a Kali Linux LiveUSB with persistence, but the OS does not detect my laptop's internal WiFi card. Also, ifconfig does not show any wlan0 ports.
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How to install linux on a laptop that doesn't recognise FAT32 bootable media in boot menu?

I recently bought an LG laptop, and im looking to install the latest UBUNTU LTS on it. I used rufus to create a bootable usb using FAT32 file format. It doesnt show up in boot menu list. It only ...
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How to modify the boot process of a Lubuntu liveCD

I am using a persistent Lubuntu liveCD image. Now I intended to disable the autologin and hide the original user (lubuntu) in the login screen. during a reboot it tries to create a new user lubuntu ...
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“Welcome to Neon” login screen appearing upon reboot of KDE Neon

I setup a persistent USB flash drive with KDE Neon 5.16.0. Being a persistent I wanted to experiment a little more with Neon before I decided to do a full installation. Besides downloading ...
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What could cause an ata4.00 error even without any harddrive when installing Debian 9.9 from a live USB?

I have a problem installing (running) Debian9.9 on my system. First my setup: ADATA M2 256G - The destination drive WDC Blue 2T - Data disk Samsung EVO 120G - Windows 10 drive USB SanDisk 16G ...
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USB Boot Flash Drive consolidation

I would like to consolidate a dozen small 2-4 GB sticks that were created to install Operating Systems (Ubuntu / Windows), as well as apps such as Clonezilla. The .iso files for each stick is ...
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Create new ISO for Live USB

From my understanding, live USBs don't tend to hold updates or programs you've installed during your session. I've seen a few posts that tell you to just "put the files you want to backup into a ...
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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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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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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 ...