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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Make bootable flash drive that runs in any OS

Is there a way to make a bootable disk that runs on Mac and other operating systems? I found out that bootable drives not created in Mac will not be able to boot on a Mac. There is a special way of ...
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Unable to start GNU/Linux installation process while installing from USB

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0. I am trying to install it on my uncle's desktop-pc (running with Windows7 currently) from (bootable) USB. The scenario is: I plug USB stick, choose boot from USB, choose ...
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Trying to install liveusb-creator onto ubuntu

i tried following this tutorial: https://ifireball.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/running-fedoras-liveusb-creator-on-ubuntu/ , but i got this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Boot Kali with custom Filesystem

I'm trying to customize my "filesystem.squashfs" file, for my Kali live system. For modifying I used "unsquash" and for rebuilding "mksquash" without additional parameters. Now I replaced the old ...
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How to make Open SuSE - Manjaro usb key

I am trying making a Multiboot USB key with Open SuSE 42.1 Leap and Manjaro 15.09 but it doesn't work. I tried with XBoot, Multibootusb, SharpBoot and YUMI, but they all failed making the USB Key. ...
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“Boot-repair-disk-64” : boots from cd, doesn't boot from usb stick, why?

I want to use boot-repair-disk on my pc. This is a program that is previously burned in a removable media such as CD/DVD/USB stick, and then you boot on it (power off the computer, press the BIOS menu ...
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Unable to add persistence to a Kali Linux “Live” USB Drive

I am attempting to add persistent storage to my bootable Kali Linux 2.0 USB drive (instructions). The drive is 32GB and I'd like to use most of that for persistent storage. When I get to ...
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'Missing Operating System' Windows USB on Ubuntu Machine

So I created a Windows 7 Bootable USB on Ubuntu using 'YUMI' The USB was formatted to NTFS and ISO loaded on using Yumi. I am able to see all the files on there on the Ubuntu Explorer however when ...
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Linux USB Key - Only able to boot when formatted to FAT (Gigabyte motherboard)

I am able to a USB bootable memory stick (My motherboard is a Gigabyte EP31-DS3L see Fig 2) using either Universal USB Installer or unetbootin if I have formatted the drive before hand to FAT see Fig ...
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Manual GRUB installation on USB: Filesystem is unknown

I'm trying to manually install GRUB on my USB pendrive. I do the following steps: I check whether the partition table is correct: sudo fdisk -l I get the following output: ... Disk /dev/sdb: 2 ...
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Cannot reformat bootable usb drive on windows

So I made this linux live usb and I'm having trooble returning it to being a regular storage drive. I'm using windows 7, by using compmgmt.msc I can see the drive but I can't format it. usually when ...
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Iceweasel crashing on Debian Live USB?

Occasionally, the Iceweasel browser crashes to desktop on my Debian Live USB. This appears to be a RAM allocation problem. How do I fix this?
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Debian Live USB limitations: Is it safe to install adobe flash player?

I'm running a Debian Live USB and I want to install Adobe Flash. I want to know if this is a bad idea because I 'bricked' a USB once before when I installed an application on it.
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How to create persistence storage on a Debian live USB?

I want to create persistence storage on an 8gb Debian live USB. I am on a windows 10 machine, and Win32 Disk Manager is not an option because of malware warnings. The guides I've found say to use ...
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How to write Debian to a USB flash drive from a Debian live CD?

I’m new to Linux, and I want to create a live USB flash drive for Debian Jessie. I burned Debian to a CD in order to then create a live USB flash drive of it. Win32DiskManager doesn’t download due to ...
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Linux live OS determine current boot media(CD/USB) which is used to boot the kernel and rootfs residing on the same media

Is there a way to detect the current boot media used to boot a Linux Live OS? In a live OS system, I would like to uniquely determine the current boot media(CD/USB) that has been used to boot the ...
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Boot from live Tails SD card on Mac OSX El Capitan

Goal: Boot into Tails from an SD card on a Macbook Air running El Capitan. Specs: Macbook Air, 8Gb RAM, i5, Running OSX 10.11 "El Capitan". Solutions tried and problems with each: Follow Tails ...
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Cannot login to Kali Linux

I just created a Kali 1.0.6 live USB using a tool called "Mac Linux USB Loader" and everything seems fine up until the point where you are supposed to login. At the login screen I'm greeted with the ...
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Red Hat live USB creation

I am trying to install Red Hat OS on my laptop. I tried to create live USB disk from .iso file in Ubuntu 14.10 by using Startup Disk Creator, but I am not able to select any other .iso file than ...
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Fedora-20 not booting from Live USB stick

I tried to configure my USB with the image file for the latest Fedora-20 release using Image Writer. When I try to boot the installation from it in my PC the boot-loader is showing up but the load ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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Live USB wont boot even though it works before

After break Ubuntu I decided to reinstall it. I lost my old liveUSB but burned a new one. The new one works on another laptop but, even after enabling legecy, the USB won't recognised by the boot ...
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Can't boot from USB in UEFI mode

I am trying to install Linux on my Asus notebook (Asus K45VM). But I cannot make it boot in USB mode to do so... At first I was unable to make the USB option show up, tried for a day of hard research ...
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“Login incorrect” when booting from fedora

I created a Live USB of an ISO image, using Unetbootin and the Fedora 22 distribution. When I boot from the USB, I receive an "prefdm respawning too fast stopped" error, and it hangs. If i then ...
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YUMI is unreliable

I'm using YUMI by Pendrivelinux to make a multiboot flash drive, but it seems to be unreliable. I have a USB 3.0 64GB flash drive and I can get it to boot, but I've had problems. Seemingly ...
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Getting “premature end of file /syslinux/vmlinuz0” during Fedora 22 installation

I am trying to install Fedora 22 64 bit using an USB. I have created the bootable USB stick using Fedora live USB creator. When I start the boot, I get this error. error: premature end of file ...
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Fedora Live Usb won't boot

I have written the fedora 22 32-bit iso to a 32gb usb thumb drive with the dd command in ubuntu 15.04. The terminal stated the write was successful. I have verified my iso isnt corrupt with the ...
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How to reset a lost root password in SmartOS

I'm running SmartOS version joyent_20130405T010449Z off a bootable USB. Long story short, the root password is lost to the ages. I tried "root" as the password, no luck. I tried no password, didn't ...
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how can I fix a Windows XP comp which has BSOD at startup through Ubuntu liveUSB?

My uncle has an old netbook with XP. It won't boot somehow. I already tried safe mode, the result is the same. While loading, it restarts with BSOD. I can not read error message. I tried to boot it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Sylinux 5.x and YUMI - “no default or ui directive found”

I'm on Ubuntu 14.10 and I'm trying to create a multiboot USB with YUMI. the usb is formatted with fat32 I have installed on the usb a couple of live linux ( ubuntu, archbang ... ). When I try to ...
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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 ...