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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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 ...
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Growing the Root Partition of a Live Boot USB stick

I've created a live boot USB stick using unetbodtin, in order to update a computer whose update tool runs exclusively in Ubuntu. The problem is, the update tool insists on unpacking its files in the ...
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How to revert a `dnf install`?

I have installed liveusb-creator using DNF on Fedora 24. These are the dependencies that were installed along with it: liveusb-creator.noarch 3.95.2-1.fc24 python-cssselect.noarch 0.9.1-9.fc24 python-...
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Booting Kali Linux from live usb, USB skipped

OK so I made a bootable USB with Kali on it and I've used it on two different laptops and it booted just fine, but when I try booting it on my laptop it just skips the USB and boots from the hard ...
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Should I erase previous Linux on a bootable live usb first when I want to create a different one?

I have an UEFI laptop. I've created a bootable live usb flash with a Linux and then decided I wanted to install another distributive of Linux. How can I properly create a bootable usb again: should I ...
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SD-card isn't visible to boot from

I've created a bootable flash SD-card. However, on boot it's not visible in the list of "Boot from". When I use a flash-usb stick, it's visible and I'm able to boot from it. What can be an issue?
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unetboot linux mint live drive boots grub2 instead of unetboot

I screwed up big time, I have installed linux mint live disk on my flash drive via unetboot on an virtualised linux mint of another computer. When I transferred the usb drive to my main computer, it ...
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Is there a way to split a usb thumb drive into 3 partition with different live distros

I've a small laptop with eMMc 32gb, and I want to keep it w/ windows installed. I've also 64gb USB 3.0 thumb drive, and is it possible to, split that into 3 partition with different Linux distros ...
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UEFI-support for Debian Live-build

I'm building a custom Debian using live-build, and after dd-ing the iso to the USB-stick it boots fine on BIOS-computers, however it does not seem to support UEFI, thus not booting on newer computers. ...
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FAT32 / NTFS + isofs on USB

I have a bootable USB disk: # dd if=/path/to/os_image.iso of=/dev/sdb (...everything OK...) # sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sdb dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) dumpe2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while ...
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Live/bootable Kali linux from partitioned USB Hard Drive (Mac/OS X)?

I'm trying to boot Kali on a Mac from an external drive's partition (GUID Partition Map). The drive has 3 partitions, and I have data on the other 2 (that won't fit on my internal drive). I want ...
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Trying to install a Linux Distro (dual boot) from USB (Windows 10)

I bought a 3.0 USB especially for the job but I'm about to give up for the day. I wanted to try basic Arch, then I tried makeiso, then antergos. I have 3 iso images all behaving the same way. Like ...
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How to access the internet with new usb kali linux live usb persistence

I have set the boolean in networkmanager.conf to true but I honestly don't know where to go from here. I was factory resetting Windows and it got unplugged so I've been trying to connect Linux (which ...
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How to Run `reinstall xkb-data` for Broken Installation in Live USB?

I would like to run the following command for the installation that has broken /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us. Editing the file, restarting, just puts the false parameters there back again and again. ...
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Redefining partitions from Ubuntu live usb

I created an Ubuntu live usb: $ dd if=/path/to/ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb I installed my distro. Now I want to turn my usb back for a normal storing use. $ lsblk sdb 8:16 1 15G 0 disk ├─...
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Does copying files to live usb damage the installation?

I've made myself a live Ubuntu stick (with persistence if that matters) but I can't boot into it from the PC I'm currently using (boot menu is restricted) Can I save files onto the USB without ...
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Trying to create a bootable usb drive for kali linux

I was wondering how I create a bootable usb kali linux drive for mac. And when I create one, is the usb drive a temporary os, like every time you plug it in it switches to kali linux and when you ...
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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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Using chroot to restore Kubuntu 14.04

I have accidentaly purged some system files and now Kubuntu 14.04 won't boot past the start up logo. I read online that I can perform changes on my system through my LiveUSB and the BASH chroot ...
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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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How to create a bootable usb stick to any distro linux using terminal

I am working with 'dd' command, and I have a Ubuntu Mate ISO, my stick is sdb, these are steps: umount /dev/sdb1 sudo dd if=/path/ubuntu-mate-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb but this does not ...
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Can't boot from live USB after Debian install

I've recently installed Debian on my old Itautec pc, from a live USB with a Jessie net install. Everything was working fine, but after trying to restore configurations from an old server, I ...
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Alternatives to Debian Live for persistent Debian system on USB

For the last six years, my main workstation has consisted of a pen drive running the Debian Live images with a persistent partition. The images were simple, brilliant and reliable, and the online web ...
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How to make bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in UEFI system?

I tried making a bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in order to dual boot Kali Linux with Windows using Rufus on my laptop. I am using GPT drive and UEFI system. But Rufus gives the error that the ISO ...
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Can't install BlackArch on Live USB

So I have the following problem. I want to install BlackArch on an USB. I downloaded the Live ISO (64Bit) and used PowerISO to make a bootable USB. I am on Windows 8.1 so I hit Windows + C, went to ...
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Boot Menu won't boot USB for Debian install

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga II. I created a usb using UNetBootin with the ISO image, and when I start my laptop with the usb in, the "Boot Menu" comes up, it gives ...
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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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Update non active linux installation

We have several linux (Centos) live usb drives and I was wondering whether it was possible to just mount and update them from a linux desktop (running from a HDD) instead of booting and running yum on ...
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Install a Linux distribution on a USB stick

I'd like to install a full Linux distribution on my USB stick. I already tried Lili USB Creator, but it did not boot correctly (I had the option "Install" and "Try", but after that I had a black ...
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Boot from live usb with persistent option

I have a "live cd" copied to a USB stick, which successfully boots on a PC, including the persistent that uses a casper-rw partition. But now I wish to boot this, including the persistent option, in a ...
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How to load an openSUSE live USB?

I've followed the instructions here: Create a Live USB stick using Windows I've managed to get the openSUSE loading screen up. One of the options is to install openSUSE the other is to boot from HDD,...
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Installing Kali on a Dual partition USB [duplicate]

I have a 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB and I want to do the following: -1 Partition to boot kali linux -1 Partition to be used as data storage (for kali and windows) -I want to give Kali the size it ...
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Install linux on USB drive, using single USB drive

Setup: a PC with working linux (Ubuntu in my case), one USB drive. No other removable media available (i.e. no CD/DVD drive, no SD card, no other USB drive...). Task: install a linux (Fedora in my ...
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Portable linux with disk-encryption: Which type of storage is better? SD-CARD or USB-STICK

So, as stated above, I mainly address some people, which may have made some experience with a portable os and various storage-types. As we know, the good old HDD are the most durable types of disks. ...
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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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USB flash drive formatted as “Linux Live CD” keeps the CD-ROM name after re-partitioning

I have an USB flash drive that I formerly used as installation medium for Linux Fedora. The stick still has the "Fedora Live USB" installation files on it. When I insert it into my olde laptoppe, it ...
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Booting CentOS from live usb on OSX El Capitan

I have been trying to set up a live usb to use to study for the RHCSA/RHCE certification. CentOS launches and gives me the launch page I choose the standard option, I have not tried text mode etc. ...
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Debian live USB has no EFI boot driver and cannot be installed on an Acer laptop

I have created two live USBs in two separate pendrives: The first one has an ISO image of Debian. The second one has an ISO image of Fedora. Equal conditions My laptop: Aspire V11 Touch (aka V3 ...
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Cannot start Kali in Live mode

I have created a bootable usb with the latest Kali version (2016.1), and it works. In the boot menu (see gif below) if I choose Live (amd64) or Live(amd64 failsafe) it starts doing something but then ...
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Create a UEFI bootable USB stick from an ISO image with GParted

I am aware that the issue of creating a UEFI-bootable USBs has been covered far and wide. However, from the first round of research I ended up feeling that the information gained is either hyper-...
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Debian Livestick with additional software

I've got a bunch of USB-Sticks with Debian for teaching young students HTML, PHP and MySQL alongside Linux. Because it has been decided (not by me) that I'm not allowed to install Linux on our school ...
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How to install ubuntu on live USB stick that I booted from?

I have a old netbook with single USB port and broken harddrive. I've somehow aquired a 16gb lubuntu 15.10 willy live USB. I want to use this as primary OS on my netbook. Since I don't have access to ...
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Copying “live usb” install from USB stick to portable Hard Drive

I have a bootable install of Linux Mint on a usb stick (ie a "live usb" install). It has a writable partition so that i can have persistence between one session and the next. I've copied off the sdb1 ...
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How to make Elementary OS persistent?

I have Elementary OS on my 2 GB USB Stick. I burned the ISO file on the USB Stick using Rufus. Unlike other softwares, Rufus doesn't have Persistence option. Now I want to use the remaining space to ...
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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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how to run a script start-up on live distro?

I'm using a live distro installed on usb drive (persistence mode) Is any way to run a script automatically when machine starts?
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Kali Linux 2.0 live USB updates not working

I can boot from USB drive to Kali Linux, but when I reboot the system, all previous updates and files saved just vanish. I have done almost everything the Kali Linux official documents tell me to do, ...
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Making wifi work

I'm running Debian Jessie 8.2 from a live boot, from a USB stick. It works; I can boot and use it normally, but I can't connect to WiFi. I've read that I probably need non-free drivers, (but right ...
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Remount Arch Linux installation CD to download some additional packages

According to this post I can: Start the livedisk again, remount your drives archroot into your root partition and then install the packages you need and everything should work. However, I ...