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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Clonezilla Live - mix command line and wizard

I am running Clonezilla Live from a USB drive. I would like to start the backup process using the wizard, then goto the command line (mounting the "partimag" folder manually) and return to the wizard ...
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Arch Linux fails to tty

I'm trying to boot Arch Linux from a USB drive, but I cannot open pacman or whatever. I've downloaded the Arch Linux .ISO file and put it on a USB using Rufus, but it fails to load properly. I am ...
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Tails “clone” LiveUSB wont boot

I'll try to be as clear as possible. I did install Tails to a USB, then I cloned it over another USB and thats where the problems started. The "clone tails usb" won't start in my laptop. I did try ...
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Create a Mac OS X 10.9 bootable USB flash drive on Ubuntu 13.10

I have an ISO of Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and I want create a bootable USB stick with it, I have a USB with 16 GB. I already did it on Mac OS X, and it was easy, but today I need do it on Ubuntu 13....
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Booting Clonezilla from a live USB on a MacBook running Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on a MacBook Pro 5.5. It's using rEFIt to allow Ubuntu to boot via GRUB despite the Mac's EFI. For backup purposes, I'd like to clone it's hard drive using Clonezilla. I ...
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Trouble installing openSUSE 13.1 via live USB

I downloaded the 32-bit KDE iso for openSUSE 13.1 from software.opensuse.org/131/en. I am attempting to install, from USB, to a computer currently running Debian/Fedora. After downloading the openSUSE ...
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How to lock away hard drive filesystem from USB booted Kali-Linux

I've currently got Kali-Linux installed and running on a USB drive. I recently realised that I can access all the files from the hard drive on the Windows and OSX partitions from file browser. I ...
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Live disk based computer

So while I am waiting for my terabyte external hd to format I figured it would be worth my time to double check if the project I have planned for it is likely to work. My plan is to load an os (that ...
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Combine serveral images into one Live-USB [duplicate]

I wanted to know if it's possible to combine at least two systems into one image : Example : I have a Debian image (.iso) and a Clonezilla image (.iso) and I want to make one image and the GRUB (...
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kali live usb not persistant

I've been searching a lot but can't find the answer to my problem. I made a kali linux live boot flash drive. I am using an UEFI system so I made the drive boot-able using this tutorial http://...
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UEFI BIOS won't recognize USB

I recently tried to install Kali Linux from a live USB. This didn't go too well. I used Rufus to create a live cd on my USB from the Kali Linux ISO. Then I rebooted, and went into BIOS to boot from ...
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Booting USB with LiveCD GRUB

Under VMWare Player, I cannot boot directly Ubuntu 14 from an USB drive, so I would like to start with the LiveCD and boot from GRUB, issuing a custom command. Is that possible? What should be the ...
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Multiboot on usb with syslinux

I'm trying to make a multiboot usb with Ubuntu, Backtrack and Mantra-OS on it (all ubuntu as you can see). Those are the steps I've done: sudo su unmount /dev/sdb1 # unmount ...
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Laptop as *primary* display for desktop PC via LAN remote desktop

As the title says, I want to use a laptop as the primary display for a desktop PC. There's a few added challenges to this, however: The desktop PC does not have a display device of its own. By ...
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How to create a virtual machine from a bootable USB?

I need to take a live USB, that has Ubuntu 12.04 and a ton of customization on it, and create a virtual machine in Virtualbox from it. I ultimately actually want to get this installation up to Google ...
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Should I format USB sticks and SD cards to FAT, FAT32, exFAT or NTFS? (Windows files, live Linux distors)

Does it depend on the media size which one to chose or on some other parameters? In Windows 7 FAT16 is the default. In pendrivelinux.com's Universal USB Installer FAT32. Which one to chose? How about ...
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bootable USB key cannot boot in legacy mode?

I used the netbootin to generate a Mint 17.1 live USB on a EFI kubuntu system. It can be boot in computer with UEFI mode. However, if I change to legacy mode, the live USB cannot boot at all. Is ...
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NTFS Partition on a USB Stick shows up as FAT32 and is unaccessible in Windows 8.1

Hi I have the following Problem: I installed Tails on a 16GB USB Drive (Kingston DataTraveler SE9 G2) and then created an 8GB NTFS Partition (also tried FAT32) and then created an 4.6 GB encrypted ...
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Can rootkits and malwares affect a live ubuntu usb with no peristence?

Can rootkits and malwares affect a live ubuntu usb with no peristence ? Can any malware possibly persist and affect all the sessions ? Also, can it affect current session if it cannot persist ? I am ...
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NEC computer won't boot from USB - I have tried everything I can think of

System hangs after 'Verifying DMI Pool Data.......Update Success" I have tried: Set boot priority (USB boot supported) Reset BIOS Search for BIOS update - none available Booting from CD - this ...
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Windows won't boot after trying to boot linux live usb

I've created a Linux Tails liveUSB with YUMI, and tried to boot it. I got to the main screen where you get to choose which distro you'd like to boot (since YUMI makes multiboot usb) but I chose the "...
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Difference between a live cd/usb and bootable cd/usb

What is the difference between a live cd/usb and bootable cd/usb? Most of the times when I have a live cd (in general of Linux distributions), I have the option of installing from it as well.
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What are the drawbacks of using linux on a usb flash with persistence? [closed]

I've been interested in installing a linux distro on a 64gb flash and using it as a portable os. I've heard many of the pros, such as the obvious portability, but haven't really heard about the cons. ...
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Linux Mint doesn't boot properly

I created USB flash drive Linux Mint 17.1 using Linux Live Usb (Lili - link) with persistence storage. When I boot my laptop with my USB flash drive, it shows the page that says "Try Mint Linux live" ...
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External video card prevents liveUSB bootup

External video card prevents liveUSB bootup Whenever I attempt to boot any Ubuntu liveUSB with a PCI video card installed, I see the initial ubuntu screen then it reverts to a text screen with the ...
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Install Vector Linux 7.0 from USB

I am using windows, I have downloaded ISO of Vector Linux 7.0 (VL7.0-STD-GOLD.iso). I don't have a CD Rom, How can I create a bootable USB of this Linux to install it on my system. Unetbootin don't ...
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Missing Operating System message while booting

I just erased my whole disk drive and I created a single unpartitioned space to my hard drive using GParted(http://gparted.org) usb stick (which proves that this system can boot from usb). The problem ...
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Live USB flash drive with a persistent user home directory [duplicate]

I want to be able to create a Live USB flash drive that I can run Ubuntu/Xubuntu on and be able to keep my configs intact. And maybe install some extra stuff. Tried using the USB flash drive creator ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot from USB

I have emachines e732g, SSD with windows 7 64 and HDD, on which I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I try to create liveusb with help Universal-USB-Installer and unetbootin-windows-608. But my BIOS does ...
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How can I create an Ubuntu 14.04 live CD from a persistent live usb stick?

I have installed some apps on the usb stick. The usb works wonderfully and I simply wish to transplant it onto DVDs. I created an .img file of the USB stick and burned it onto DVD, but it didn't work. ...
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linux live on SD card - booting with persistence automatically

i am running a live debian distro with persistence off an SD card with linux live. this is all working fine, but in order to boot with persistence, i must currently press TAB and manually type in ...
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Kali linux throws ' isolinux.bin missing or corrupt ' error using USB 3.0

I'm having a problem with a Live USB Kali Linux with Encrypted Persistence. I've downloaded kali-linux-1.0.9a-amd64.iso from the www.kali.org for my 64bit machine. And I've make sure with the checksum ...
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Bootable GRUB partition

I have a customized live Fedora 12 USB flash drive which is working fine. What I want to do is to make a partition of my hard disk drive bootable so that my customized Fedora can be run from the hard ...
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Is there Linux Live USB that works with Snow Leopard macbook pro from 2010 april

I was searching for a long time for a Linux Live USB that I can boot my MacBook Pro from. Is there such a distro I can install on Snow Leopard or Windows 7? Update: I've found this: "isohybrid" ...
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Looking for an encrypted, persistent and live Linux distro preferably with Tor [closed]

I am looking for a live linux distro (for installing on a USB flash) that is encrypted and provides anonymity and is also persistent so that I could install apps on it. The best I have found so far is ...
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Can I update a Mint 14 Debian-Edition persistent Live USB System

I've installed Mint 14 Debian Edition on an USB-Stick (actually a SDCard in an USB card reader) with the help of UNetbootin, created an additional ext2 partition called live-rw and added the '...
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Trying to access laptop's internal HD from live USB

What's the most straight forward way of accessing a laptop's internal HD from a live USB? I've tried a damn small linux live USB drive, and then tried mounting the internal HD, but fdisk only finds ...
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Will the usb disk wear out when it is set to read-only

I'm aware that usbs' have a limited read/write cycles. What if, I put a whole linux installation, about 4Gb, on a usb and set the usb to read-only. Then set a ramfs for those apps that needed a ...
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Wlll reversing boot order in Win 8.1 provide a measure of safety when attempting dual-boot install of Ubuntu 14.04?

I am brand new here please notify me if I am not properly styling my question, thanks. I am ready to install dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 from LiveUSB but I am appalled by how many people have problems ...
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Linux: locking root filesystem to read-only

I have an industrial computer (read: no keyboard/mouse/monitor except during maintenance) which will control some machinery. The operating system will be Linux (I would prefer OpenSuSE, but it's not a ...
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What might cause a bootable USB to trigger a not a bootable device error?

Having created a bootable USB and checked that the bootable flag is set it nevertheless triggers a "not a bootable device" error on everything I try it on. What might cause this to happen? The USB is ...
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uefi: linux live cd/usb blackscreens

I have a Medion Akoya P2310 D PC with Windows 8 pre-installed, and I have been trying to install Ubuntu alongside it as well as making a third partition for data storage. After struggling with UEFI ...
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Is there any only-terminal linux live usb distro? [closed]

I was looking for distro with not GUI that I could use in a live USB. The idea is that when I turn the computer on and choose to boot from the USB I could get only a terminal from which I could ...
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Error “usb 4-5: string descriptor 0 reado error: -22” when booting into Ubuntu

I'm assembling a computer to use as an HTPC/small home server. Here's the hardware I have: Motherboard Asrock FM2A88X-ITX+ CPU AMD A10-7700K (3.5GHz) Black Edition RAM Kingston 2x4GB DD3 1600MHz ...
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AMD Radeon video card/display only works with UEFI Fedora

When I was using my onboard graphics, Intel HD4600, I was able to set up a dual boot on my SSD with a legacy BIOS Windows 8.1 64-bit installation and legacy BIOS Fedora 20 64-bit installation. I put ...
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How to adjust the size of the root partition on live Arch Linux system? (/dev/mapper/arch_root-image)

Summary: I created a bootable usb drive with a live Bridge linux (ARCH based) on it. Everything works fine. The live system mounts a device called /dev/mapper/arch_root-image as its ext4 root ...
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Where is target folder on USB booted Debian?

I need to fix some stuff on my debian sitting on my hard disk. So I booted from an USB, as it has its own ash shell. The file system is mounted to /target (so it says), but there is no folder called ...
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OS Installation order

I have a laptop with a blank hard drive and I want to install Windows 8.1 Pro along with Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-boot) Which should I install first?? But before I install anything, I'm going to split the ...
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How to set up a Live CD or USB with GParted?

How do I set up a Live CD or a Live USB to run GParted? Alternatively, how can I install GParted on my already set up Linux distribution? This is a Q&A blog-like question to refer any ...
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Is a bootable OSX USB stick live: can try, to test an app?

I want to test my OSX app on an older version of OSX (10.8). Will a 'bootable install USB stick' (official from Apple) be live? That is, like a Ubuntu stick that offers the choice of 'install' or '...