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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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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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Cannot Boot New Linux From USB

Recently, I got a new laptop, the MSI gx60. I grabbed a usb and loaded the Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon image onto it, tested it on my old laptop and desktop, where it worked. However, when I try it on my ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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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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Kali Linux USB Live Boot Not Working

I downloaded the Kali Linux ISO 64-bit off of this page: http://www.kali.org/downloads Then, I used the Kali Linux Live USB Install Procedure on this page for Windows. I boot my computer from my USB ...
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badblocks and “end_request: I/O error” in output

I have 500GB disk in my toshiba laptop, I tried to do backup of files in this HDD but it failed few times (ubuntu just closed copying operation or unmounted disk during copying files). So I boot my ...
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Clonezilla won't boot up

I'm new to Ubuntu, and trying to make a backup with Clonezilla, but I can get only to the Clonezilla menu and after that I get a blank screen. I tried different USBs, but with no result. I also tried ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to boot Linux Mint from USB drive via Grub2

I am trying to install Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit on a USB drive so I have a portable desktop wit persistence. I am trying to do this manually because I haven't fount a program that does this ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop working during debian live installation

I know there have been similar question, but neither applies to my situation. I want to try/install debian. I downloaded a couple of live disc images (debian-live-7.8.0-amd64 with various desktop ...
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Multiboot USB drive using relative paths with Syslinux (or another bootloader)

I want to make a multiboot USB drive with Ubuntu, Backtrack and Mantra-OS on it (all Ubuntu variants as you can see). Those are the steps I've done: sudo su unmount /dev/sdb1 ...
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Chromium OS says “Your system is repairing itself. Please wait” and then reboots

I downloaded ChromeOS-Vanilla-3851.0.2013_03_17_1641-r7af8fe3d.zip from chromeos.hexxeh.net, then extracted and "burned" to a 4GB USB drive with dd if=ChromeOS-Vanilla-3851.0.2013_03_17_1641-r7af8fe3d....
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Does “persistence” slow down boot and shutdown on a USB linux?

Essentially, my question is: how does casper-rw (IIRC) work? Every time it boots, it copies the entire file? Every time it shuts down, it recreates it? Also does its size affect the speed? RTFM ...
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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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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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Debian live boot fails to initramfs shell, saying “unable to enumerate USB device”

When trying to boot the latest live boot from Debian with the 4.17 kernel, the boot fails and kicks me to an initramfs shell. I cannot find the USB device that I am trying to boot from in /dev, which ...
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Manually configuring GRUB2 on a bootable USB install media for Windows XP?

I am having a heck of a time trying to make a simple Windows XP installation USB. I am running Ubuntu 16.04LTS, and am attempting to dual-boot install Windows XP Pro X64 on this same machine (using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Customized distro to live-USB

Need to run lubuntu in several workstations, but can't replace the existing distro. Also need to have Octave running, but it's not included in lubuntu. I would need to install Octave and the scripts ...
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Live OS freezes while copying files

I was trying to backup many files (~10,000) from a hard drive on an OS-less notebook to an external 500 GB HDD, so I booted up the Fedora 22 Live XFCE spin using a USB, started the copy and after 5 ...
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Unable to set luminosty with a usb boot

When I boot from a live USB I can't adjust luminosity. I need to plug a VGA screen to my laptop in order to be able to see the screen. I managed to fix that when I installed Ubuntu with the ...
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Live USB - Tails tries to boot but ends up booting into Kali Linux

I have a bootable USB drive with Tails and Kali Linux on it, among others. Kali boots fine. However when I try to load Tails, it manages to get past the Tails loading screen but then the Kali logo ...
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saving file to usb stick while using linux boot stick

I am using the instructions in this youtube video to install CentOS 7 on a new computer that is running Windows 8. The tutorial uses UniversalUSBInstaller from PenDriveLinux, but the installation is ...
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how to make GRUB find modules on multiboot Linux LiveUSB?

background (skip to header=problem if you're expert on LiveUSBs, ISOs, GRUB2, etc) I'm setting up a multiboot/multiISO Linux LiveUSB as detailed here, which I intend for use on multiple hosts (I.e., ...
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Linux liveCD file-SIZES structure

I want to create LiveCD/liveUSB iso with basic linux cli tools. No X-server at all. With both i686 and x86_64 architecture (to boot on older and newer computers). And to be as less as possible size. ...
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Install linux on a usb without rebooting

What options do I have if I'd like to install manjaro on my usb-stick without having to reboot my maschine. In that manner I can do my work while Linux installes. And when the installation is finished ...