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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can a linux distro be installed on a wireless dongle?

I wonder if a Linux distribution can be installed on a WiFi dongle (or at least run from it)? Last week we had in high school a workshop which was organized by a college and they introduced us to the ...
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Setup Puppy to save to HDD

Puppy Linux has a feature that will let you save the session to HDD when run from a Live-USB. BOOT FROM USB - While booted from CD or DVD, install Puppy to USB and use it for booting (see Setup in ...
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Final tails installation question

I'm following these instructions on how to boot Tails on my Mac using a USB: https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/usb/index.en.html I've downloaded the intermediary Tails on to my USB and can ...
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tor hidden_services on linux live usb

I want to set up an apache2 server on a Linux live USB and run it on Tor. I have no problem with apache2 but I have problem with Tor. Because I'm running Tor, I changed the /etc/tor/torrc file to ...
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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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Linux Mint 18.2 xfce persistent live usb failing to boot

I recently made a Mint live USB stick with persistent storage using Linux Live USB Creator. When I try to boot from the USB stick, it fine if I select the Grub option "Live mode" but fails if I select ...
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How can I multi-boot many Linux distros and Windows on the same USB drive?

I am in the process of making a "toolkit" so I can use when I need, wich consists of many Linux distros, Windows 10 and Hiren's BootCD. I know I can make the Linux part with Multi Boot USB but I don'...
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Can I set the default keyboard layout using kernel arguments while booting Linux Mint 17 Live USB?

I have a USB flash drive that I'm using to boot machines with. It can boot with several GNU/Linux distributions, including Mint 17 [Cinnamon]. The only annoying factor is that I always have to change ...
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NTFS Repair - chkdsk from Linux [closed]

How can I run Window's chkdsk.exe from my Linux USB Rescue Stick to fix an NTFS drive? This is for a media player. I'm long done with Windows, but am forced to hold an installation available on my ...
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How to get bcm4360 work on kali linux live persistent USB?

I have a problem with "Kali Linux 2017.2"; I installed it on a USB with live persistence however I cannot connect it to the internet wirelessly for some reason I cannot seem to get it to find the ...
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Error dding file to usb on Chromebook

I have a Snow Bara samsung chromebook, I want to use USB boot to boot kali linux, without messing up my computer. I used enable_usb_dev_boot to get it to boot from usb, but it has problems when ...
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Keyboard doesn't work when booting from USB drive

I recently installed/tried a lot of linux operating systems, now I have fallen in love with ArchLinux which is by far the most promising(even if I will need about 3 months to configure it properly). I ...
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How do I install opensuse using lubuntu?

I've been trying to create a bootable disc, first usb, then dvd, and even tried the over the net/no physical media thing. I want to try opensuse because some software just doesn't work properly with ...
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Define RAM disk size of a custom built kali iso when booted live

I'm building a custom kali iso and would like to define the size of the root / (tmpfs) partition when it's booted live from an USB. Is this possible? I've got 32G of ram, and the ram disk size is 50%=...
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Why is an OS installed on a USB thumb drive so much slower than a live OS running off the same thumb drive?

Running Fedora 26 in a live environment almost feels like native speed to me, but when I install the OS to a thumb drive and boot into it, everything takes forever to startup. Once things start they'...
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Can I remove the Clonezilla USB media while it is running?

I booted the Clonezilla live image from a USB stick and am currently in the proces of cloning my internal HDD from it. If this was a normal Debian live USB, taking out the USB stick during operation ...
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Resume interrupted Debian live build

I am using Debian live build to customize my own setup. The basic commands are simple: sudo lb clean, followed by lb config, and then sudo lb build. The problem is that if a build session is ...
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Kali Linux Persistence won't work [closed]

I am running kali on USB Persistence. I am storing many files in it, but I have problems with settings. My settings changes are not saved. I am trying to make a new account but not working. How ...
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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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Using a USB drive as the working drive/partition(s) on which I create Linux From Scratch? [closed]

I'm interested in going through the Linux From Scratch (LFS) book for an under-the-hood Linux learning experience. To do this, one needs an existing host Linux system from which to work. I want to ...
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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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Linux live system for headless rescue

I'm looking for a Linux live system which allows me to investigate boot failure via SSH for my server which is placed under my desk and doesn't have a graphic card for energy saving reasons. I ...
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Samsung NP900 won't boot anything from live USB

I made some Live USBs using both Tuxboot and USB Image Writer but I can't boot any of them. I've tried most of them on other computers and they all work. When I press ESC while booting I'm taken to ...
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Creating A Standalone Bootable USB Drive

I Have a 16GB USB drive. I found out that multiple partitions on USB drives are possible. I need to make two partitions, one that contains Linux OS and the other one for storing files. A system like ...
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Imaging an iso in a certain partion of usb-drive to make it bootable and Windows-compatible storage [duplicate]

I have a usb-drive which I want to use both as storage (for windows too) and as a (Linux) Bootable. So I have to image the ISO of the linux distribution that I have into a specific partition of my usb ...
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Append to sub-directory inside squashfs file

Suppose we have filesystem.squashfs, we can append to it by: mksquashfs somefile filesystem.squashfs which appends somefile to root of squashfs file. appending directory: mksquashfs somedir/ ...
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Deployable bootable USB image?

I'm trying to create a very lightweight server stack (this is for Ethereum mining so think single application + dependencies) that can be quickly and easily imaged onto a flash-drive and just booted ...
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Live USB version of Kali Linux GRUB issues

I have installed kali linux on a 32GB USB drive, and i have a 9GB partition for persistence. Also, the Macbook Pro i am running Kali on requires the AMD GPU to be disabled, so i am using this guide ...
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How to change the kernel on Kali Linux live usb persistence?

I am using Kali Linux on a bootable USB with persistence. I have updated it using all the update/upgrade/dist-upgrade commands. When I tried to install VMware I noticed a problem with the kernel. It ...
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Is there a live linux distribution with a specific set of softwares

How do I find a live linux distribution with a contain at least a specific set of software that I want? If you might be wondering, I am trying to find a live linux distribution (can be live dvd or ...