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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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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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Cannot get partition to boot

I partitioned a 64 GB USB drive to make a Kali Linux live USB, but it's not booting from my MacBook Pro. The command I used to write the iso into the partition is: sudo dd if=kali-linux-2017.1-amd64....
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How to change the boot kernel of a usb live w/ persistent running Kali

First, the issue that I'm having is being unable to run VirtualBox on Kali 2.0. I set up a usb live with persistence running Kali 2.0, which at the time had the 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 kernel. I have ...
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I'd like to make the ultimate bootable USB with several distributions on it. How? [duplicate]

I have a USB key attached to my keyfob, and I'd like to turn it into a toolbox where I have bootable images on it (DBAN, Clonezilla, Kali, Ubuntu...) Is there a way to have all these images on the ...
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Wireless not working on Linux Mint Live CD, I need internet connection to fix python because I removed it in Linux Gnome

This is was the actual problem at first Now I booted with Linux Mint (my broken OS is Linux Gnome) and still no internet connection. I need it to repair python and get my OS up and running again. ...
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Is there any CLI multiboot ISO USB creater in Linux?

I use multisystem as multiboot ISO USB creater in my Ubuntu. I don't know whether it has any CLI interface. I find this CLI tool because most of the CLI tool is more powerful than GUI one. And when I ...
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Multiple OS boot usb

I have created a multi boot USB stick with a couple of distros, everything is working fine. Now i want to add Win 10 to the stick somehow. It seems most Apps like multisystem multiboostusb and yumi ...
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How does copying the Debian iso directly to a USB drive work?

I downloaded a Debian DVD and following the docs mounted a USB and simply did this: cp /dev/sdb mydebiandvd.iso sync After running these commands I ran lsblk and found the sdb thumb drive said it ...
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How to make an Ubuntu flashdrive portable to different computers? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on my USB stick and everything works as expected on my main PC, but when I connect the USB stick to my laptop and try to boot it gets stuck in a boot-loop at the loading screen. ...
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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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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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Backup data of a live USB

I have a USB (8.0 GB, kingston) and inside it a Kali Linux image. I often used it in live mode w/ persistence, and I have some data there (plus config of the whole system) that I obviously don't want ...
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How to format a 16GB pendrive to store only 2GB

I need to produce a custom live Lubuntu version on a 2GB pendrive. But don't have the pen right now, so I need to test it with the 16GB that I have at hand. The system won't start the live version if ...
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Can't boot on bootable USB with Manjaro 17.0 Community Edition i3

I would like to try this distribution. I made a bootable USB drive that I was able to use on my laptop, but I can't make it work on my main PC. Here is a screenshot of what's happening at boot time....
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How to setup SSH access to Arch Linux Iso (livecd) booted computer?

How to setup/configure the Arch Linux bootcd (live-CD, ISO) so I can login to it using an SSH client? And which password is by default set for the (automatic login) root account?
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Unable to create a bootable USB drive using Linux Mint

I'm trying to use a 64-bit Linux Mint machine to make a bootable Windows USB drive, but it's not working correctly, so I think there's a problem with the imaging process. I downloaded the 32-bit ISO ...
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Recover files from a running live Linux USB

I have a live Linux USB (Elementary OS) that became unresponsive after I tried to download a huge file to disk. The screen is now permanently in sleep mode and moving the mouse or keyboard won't wake ...
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Is it possible to install Fedora 25 or newer without GUI from USB?

I have an nvidia 1070 graphics card and the Fedora GUI is painfully slow and mouse pointer is invisible. I've had similar problems installing Ubuntu, although it wasn't that slow I think. This makes ...
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Is it possible to run pacman on a hard drive install of Antergos Linux from a Antergos Linux 'live' usb?

I'm having video issues - When I boot into Antergos I get a movable mouse cursor but no logon 'dialog'. Booting from an Antergos 'live' usb video is fine. Wasn't able to find help specific to my ...
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How to use a usb drive both for bootable linux and windows data storage

I am working on a Windows 10 computer and have a 64 GB USB drive here. I want to install tails on this drive, then on the same drive another linux distro but in another partition so that from this usb ...
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Live-Usb: udev requires hotplug support not started

I tried to run kali from USB on my laptop, I clicked run from USB. At the kali menu -> Kali live. Then the system started to load things allot of Lines.. Then an Error occurred: "udev requires ...
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Fedora 25 LiveUSB can't boot on Dell XPS 13 (9343)

I have a Dell XPS 13 (9343) and I would like to try Fedora 25 from live USB. I prepared the USB drive using unetbootbin on Ubuntu using this file: Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso (if I ...
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I have cloned my main diskdrive by dd but

Step 1: I have cloned my main diskdrive by dd cmd: bash -c "dd if=/dev/sda |pv| gzip > /media/disk/sda-backup.gz" Step 2: Now I like to make the cone work running from USB stik. I have a 120Gb usb ...
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Live USB does not boot

So, I installed another Linux OS on a USB 2.0 drive with the dd command. Checked it then with gParted whether it is bootable, and it is. However, I cannot seem to boot it therefrom. I went to BIOS ...
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Write bootable image to USB and have an usable USB

I wrote a Linux Mint 18.1 image using the Linux Mint USB Image Writer utility and everything went fine. However, my original usb had a capacity of 64 Gb and now only shows 1.8 Gb (the size of the ...
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Install Fedora 25 no UEFI

I've seen this question: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/75022/install-fedora-22-x64-in-legacy-mode-without-uefi/ but this doesn't help me. I can only boot from USB stick when UEFI is ...
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How to install Linux to a USB which copies itself to RAM on boot and then again flushes the changed data to USB on shutting down?

I am a School Student where the Computers are not assigned to individuals and instead keep switching them up. We can only bring a USB Drive to transfer the programs that we created a the end of the ...
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How to make a USB bootable if there is a partition table that have to be kept

How to create a bootable usb if I want to keep the partition tables of my usb? A simple dd on the subpartition (e.g /dev/sdb1) is not going to work. Example: I have the partition # lsblk /dev/sdb ...
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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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Arch USB will no longer boot - '/dev/disk/by-label/' device did not show up after 30 seconds

While I was configuring this first (well, third to be honest) Arch install attempt, I neglected to edit the default boot entries created after installing GRUB2 beta with pacman. So of course when I ...
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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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Linux distribution with out-of-the-box exFAT support

I have to create a live USB media I can boot a machine with that has no network devices. At the same time, it has to be capable of writing to/reading from exFAT formatted devices. I had to find out ...
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Boot Windows-10 live USB from grub

I've made a small mistake when trying to install kali on a smaller partition and erased my windows 10 installation and I can't get back to my win10 install. I've made a bootable USB to try and get ...
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Is it possible to run a Kali 32-bit from USB in a 64-bit Windows system?

I have tried to run a 32-bit Kali from a USB in a 64-bit Windows 8.1 but I get an error saying that the boot failed (any more details). I formated the USB device with FAT32, with an allocation unit ...
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Quickest and simplest way to “ live booting ” a freshly compiled vanilla kerel ?

Assuming that I have my vmlinux ready, what is the quick and easy way to create a live cd ( or usb disk image ) to try and test my new kernel on a machine without installing it ?
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Startup disk creator not reconizing arch linux iso

I've been trying to install arch linux on a usb using startup disk creator, But whenever i try to select it, it never works. Is there anybody with the same problem? I downloaded the torrent directly ...
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installing Kali linux in iball compbook excelance [closed]

I've got iball compbook excelance with windows 10 pre-installed. I want to install kali linux in dual boot with win 10. However i am not able to boot using kali live USB. I have used the same live USB ...
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Computer halts when trying to install any Linux distro?

This is a follow up a post is initially created in AskUbuntu I have tried to install Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Fedora on a MSI GL62 6QF-632NL with Intel Core i7-6700HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M to no ...
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unetbootin and dd command does not work when booting the usb, stuck on black screen with underscore

after creating a live usb with kali linux, both "dd" command and "unetbootin", the USB does not boot in my other computer in which i have kali linux installed as well. When I select the USB from the ...
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How can I run 2 dd in parallel writing on the same device

I am looking for a way to put zeros and burn myiso.iso in parallel. The command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb && (sleep 1; dd if=myiso.iso of=/dev/sdb) should be ok since the speed at which ...
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dd not using entire disk space

I am trying to create a Live USB using the dd utility. The first thing I did was wipe the USB using the following command: ~ $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 The 8GB USB has a total ...
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USB boot recently stopped working

Not sure where to post this, so if I should move it somewhere else, please let me know. I recently got a new laptop, Dell Inspiron 7559 i7 64 bit CPU. I stripped out the Dell stuff by reformatting ...
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How to download an ISO and directly create a bootable USB

How can I transfer an .iso file to an USB in parallel to the download of this file so that downloaded data gets directly on my USB without passing through my hard drive.
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Where can I find an updated list of all Free GNU/Linux distribution iso? [closed]

I want to test several linux versions. Is there any database that is constantly being updated where I can find this list of iso? I thought about mining in the source code of an iso USB installer if ...
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Creating a 4 partitions Linux/Windows USB drive

I want to create a single 16GB usb drive with the following: (A) 4GB FAT32 Partition usable in Windows (not installing Windows at all, just shared space) (B) 4GB Linux live distro (C) 4GB ext3 ...
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Deleted file still remains same in the media device i mounted

Deleted file still remains same in the media device I mounted. I am using Parrot Security OS live mode, where I have mounted a partition to delete a file. Now I am not able to delete it. Option is ...
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Cloning a bootable USB drive to another stick with same size

I have 20 identical (in size) USB drive where I need to put a bootable Ubuntu version on. The drive I use have a capacity of 4GB. I partitioned the drive into two partitions (GPT, FAT32), so I have ...
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Fully functional, architecture agnostic, portable desktop Linux distribution? [closed]

Crossposting it here after advice on the askUbuntu site; my hard drive just died, my network connection is very slow (typing it over Tor under Tails probably doesn't help), so I want to be 100% sure I'...
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GRUB2 with FAT32 filesystem on External HDD ? Any other filesystem options?

I have created a bootable External HDD using GRUB2 by following this article. However, I am having some problems: Many times I have to copy a single file of size greater than 4GB, but FAT32 has a ...
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Running KVM on Linux Live Stick

I have built a Debian Live Stick using this guide and Jessie instead of Wheezy. The reason being I want to have a Live Stick with Cuckoo Sandbox and KVM/QEMU installed. I also had to switch syslinux ...