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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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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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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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“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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How to change grub boot menu on a (formerly) live linux system?

So I converted a usb live linux install (Tails) from USB to virtualbox using VBoxManage convertfromraw. For it to boot in virtualbox, I need to remove one thing from the boot commandline (live-media=...
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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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SliTaz, usb stick, unable to mount iso or to find a filesystem on it rootfs.gz

I deleted every partition on my system, even the partition on my USB stick. Then I created a partition with SliTaz which I'm currently on. But then I found out that my USB stick didn't get discovered ...
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Qubes OS fails to boot from Live USB Drive

I'd like to test Qubes OS using the Live USB Option. I used Rufus in order to create a bootable USB, changing the image from ISO to DD after opening the iso image. Then I changed the Boot priority ...
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How to install Kali linux on to a specific (existing) partition on a USB stick

I'm endeavoring to put Kali linux onto a USB stick - I know it's already written up, but I'd like to use only a portion of the total space (the aforementioned link will use the entire drive space). ...
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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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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 ...
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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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UEFI + BIOS bootable live Debian stretch amd64 with persistence

All of the information I currently find on this matter is insufficient for my taste. It is either outdated, misleading or even wrong, seems overly complicated or not covering this specific question. ...
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Apt-get does not work in live-usb environment

I am working on a small project which requires Linux. So I made a live-usb for Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install g++ and some other stuff but the apt-get does not work. It shows that I have unmet-...
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Cannot boot into Linux off live USB

I am trying to dual boot Linux on my laptop (Dell XPS 15) which is running Windows 10 Pro. I did not have any problem dual booting the two operating systems on my desktop. I cannot boot up ANY Linux ...
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No sound card detected on Linux Mint 18.1 (& Windows 10) after dual-boot install on Asus UX410UQ laptop (Kabylake)

My soundcard is not detected on Linux Mint 18.1 (Kernel 4.4) after a fresh dual-boot install (only Dummy output in the sound control, and no soundcard detected in alsa). It also seems that it has ...
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Kali Linux fully installed usb boot vs live persistence usb boot

I am currently operating Kali Linux on a virtual machine with windows 10 as host, and would like to switch to a USB boot. Problem: I understand that Kali usually operates on root, and to perform ...
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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 to make grub-mkconfig work on a usb device?

AFAIK grub-mkconfig and grub-update/update-grub commands only run on the device that they are installed on. I want to run the commands on a usb drive, but I don't know how to install them on the usb ...
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Root access denied in LiveUSB of Portues

I am on Live Linux USB of Porteus linux and I copied it to RAM. I want to access root folder for making changes so that settings gets saved. but this is showing up
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Cannot install Linux because keyboard/mouse not working

EDIT: I should mention that my mouse and keyboard are wireless devices. I assume that doesn't matter since a Live version of Windows 7 had no problems with it, and the most basic part of my system (...
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YUMI Ubuntu 16.04 64 Bit USB to SSD

long time Windows user here. Last week I got fed up with Windows 10 and so I used YUMI to create a bootable Ubuntu 16.04 64 Bit USB stick. So far, I love what I see! I installed some software and ...
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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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How to restore casper-rw file to a casper-rw partition

New to Linux and using Mint 17.2. Started with persistent Live USB that ran out of space after a week. So made a backup of everything (entire filesystem) including the casper-rw file, created new Live ...
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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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Install Kali on USB for UEFI and legacy-bios simultaneously

Here is the prologue: I just purchased a new tablet, called Wintron 10.1, made by trekstor. It is shipped with a solded 32 GB ssd-similar harddrive and preinstalled Windows 8.1-Bing. I already have ...
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Unable to create a multiboot usb stick with MultiSystem

I installed multisystem on Ubuntu 14.04 for multiboot usb. When I start the MultiSystem GUI, it shows me the USB device being mounted on /media/usb0, but when I select and hit confirm, I get the error ...
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BusyBox on persistent USB Livesystem

I fiddled a bit with creating a Live USB stick for creating a LFS system on my new computer. To make this easier I wanted to store some persistent data on it as well (settings, GCC, make and such ...
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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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How do I partition a USB drive so that it's bootable and has a Windows-compatible data storage partition?

split from here I have a 16gb flash drive, which I want a live ISO to boot from (via unetbootin or something similar). It'll be some 32bit distro that I can plug-in and boot on whatever computer I ...
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Prevent usb pen drive power down while suspend

I have problems with resuming normal operation after suspending when booted from live USB pen drive (XUbuntu 16.10). I figure it's because the USB is powered down and the drive can't be connected ...
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Unable to install Kali Linux in Asus ROG GL552VW

I am trying to install Kali Linux 64-bit rolled version in UEFI mode so created a bootable USB using Universal USB Install, created /EFI/BOOT and copied .efi files to it. I turned off secure boot. I ...
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Computer wont boot with any media after installing wine on Ubuntu 13.10

Yup. I can boot into anything (meaning the os part), like a cd/dvd, a live usb, or the os on the HDD. I can boot into the first screen, which I think is called the grub selection screen and whatever ...
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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 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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“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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Customize grub menu label in Debian live build

I am trying to roll my own distro using Debian live, following this documentation. Everything is fine in that the compiled iso runs/installs perfectly, and has the name I have specified in the config ...
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Linux Distribution With good Multimedia/Programming support To Be Installed On a 7.5GB USB Stick

I can only afford a 7.5GB USB stick at the moment and with no internet connection. I'm looking for a suitable Linux distribution with good multimedia support (codecs for audio/video content) and also ...
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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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*Updatable*, Bootable, Persistent Linux Installation On USB Flash Drive

Linux Live USB Creator looks really promising, but mentions their persistence prevents updating the kernel and other system-level portions. Is there any way to install a Linux distro to a USB so it's ...
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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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Booting from usb fails as I try to install elementary OS on my PC

I'm trying to install Elementary OS Luna on my PC. The problem is that every time I try to boot from my usb, on which I've got the OS installation files, it fails. First I press F12 to get to 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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Unable to boot After removing old kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in the terminal. Then, when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system ...
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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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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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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 ...