Questions tagged [liveusb]

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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USB flash drive not formatting

I'm currently trying to format a usb drive to be used as a Win10 home boot drive. It has previously been a Fedora workstation and Fedora Server boot drive. I used the DISKPART utility in the windows ...
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How to mount /run from a Linux live usb in order to chroot?

I have a system dual booted with Windows 10 and Linux on it for some reason I'm getting "You need to load the kernel first" error on the grub menu so someone has advised me to boot from a ...
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Can I use a bootable Ubuntu like a regular Ubuntu?

I need to do some cuda (gpu accelerated) computation with tools only available on linux. I could install a second OS on my machine but since I've never done it I'm sure I'll just destroy my current ...
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How to boot with “toram” option while starting from my debian liveusb stick?

In ubuntu I was able to hit F6 and manually add toram option to the boot command. In Debian if I hit ESC in boot options I'm taken to screen which says boot: and I'm unable to run any command there ...
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LiveUsb - PfSense Installation on USB Key

Is it possible to install the PfSense software into a USB key, configure it through the computer and then plug it to the router ? Might it work? Please give me a concrete answer or maybe another idea. ...
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Does Windows/Linux running from USB leave traces on internal disks?

I am a person that is constantly on the move. Therefore, I usually carry USB sticks with operating systems that I can easily run without leaving any trace on the host system. Usually, I just run Linux ...
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How to prevent formatting a USB drive partition?

I have installed Ubuntu on my USB drive. Currently, it holds 4 partitions: /dev/sda1 - fat32 mounted on /boot/efi /dev/sda2 - swap /dev/sda3 - ext4 mounted on / /dev/sda4 - ntsf for working with ...
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Boot menu blinking and not booting

So I have external HDD with 70gb of storage. I've installed Persistent Live Ubuntu 20.04 on it with Rufus. When I try to boot from it on my ASUS Transformer Pad, I go to Boot Menu and when I select my ...
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How can I make an EXT4 ISO either from a bootable drive or from ISO9660?

I really need to be able to do at least one of two things: Convert an ISO file which is in the ISO9660 format to an ISO that uses the EXT4 format. Transform a bootable drive which is in EXT4 into an ...
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How to use Linux Live Kit with Ventoy?

I'm not sure whether this is an issue with Ventoy or Linux Live Kit or somehow Mint, but here's what I did: I customized Linux Mint by making an ISO of my hard drive using Linux Live Kit. It ...
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How can I clone a drive using GParted?

I installed Ventoy onto a 16 GB USB stick (really like 14.something GB but it's called 16 GB). It put Ventoy on the second partition of 32 MB at the end (FAT16), and kept the whole rest of it as a ...
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Triple boot Ubuntu, Kali and Tails from USB with persistent home directories

I would like to have a USB flash drive from which I can boot live systems of Ubuntu, Kali Linux and Tails OS with all of them having a persistent part, where I can save settings and files to. If it is ...
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How can I get Linux Live Kit to work?

I'm just testing Linux Live Kit to see how to get it to work. I'm doing this while running a Linux Mint 20 with Cinnamon ISO in live mode while in VirtualBox, which is also running on Linux Mint 20. ...
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How can I boot into a live stick out of a running linux?

I have problem that might be very rare. I want to boot into a live stick out of a running linux (Unbuntu in my case). Doing it the normal way, like rebooting and choosing the stick in the boot options ...
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Is it possible to make HD / SSD with Windows 10 from an old PC bootable on USB?

The motherboard of my laptop died, so I decided to buy a case for the SSD I had in that laptop. That SSD has Windows 10 in it. I have opened it on another PC to retrieve my important files so now I'm ...
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Trying to boot from a windows installation USB and I get a multi-coloured screen

I have been trying to replace my ubuntu OS with windows. I have created a bootable windows installation usb. At first, I created the disk using windows creation media tool on a windows system and I ...
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Can a USB stick with malware/virus installed on it effect an unmounted drive?

Assuming I have a USB with virus/malware installed on it. I want to to the following: Boot my laptop via a live USB Unmount the hard disk on which my normal OS is installed on (the only hard disk on ...
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Not able to boot from USB on Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 Desktop, F12 not working (trying to install linux/ubuntu)

I want to install Linux/Ubuntu on this desktop but cannot boot from the USB to do so. I am not concerned about dual boot or partitions. The Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 Desktop is not booting from the USB....
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Unable to boot or repair corrupted Kali Live USB flash drive due. It just automatically unmounts

I have a bootable USB flash drive which had Kali Linux with persistence. It was working fine but suddenly it started to gave me errors when i just ran the command: sudo apt update I thought it would ...
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How do I create a multi-partitioned Live USB?

I'm planning to create a USB thumb drive with both a Live installation of Linux Mint and a storage partition on it, the problem is however is that I don't have any previous experience and have been ...
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Debian live-boot squashfs file system discovery

I am building custom lightweight EFI only debian live-boot flash drive. I prepared debian filesystem using debootstrap with installing required packages. Then I packed filesystem to squashfs. I am ...
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Is it possible to use the second partition while Live USB is in use

Is it possible to use the second partition (storage) of a USB flash drive while the first partition containing a live OS (to be specific Linux Mint) is running?
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Unable to boot Windows 10 USB created with Rufus

I've read this post I'm unable to boot my Windows 10 installer USB in UEFI mode? The Windows 10 .iso file was obtained via the Windows MediaCreationTool and selecting the ISO file option. These ...
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Boot from USB device

I'm trying to boot from a USB-Stick. The legacy support of USB Mass Storage is enabled, but the devices are not listed in the bios under "*** USB Mass Storage Device Boot Setting ***" On ...
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How to rename interface in squashfs for a live system?

I am running a custom build Debian OS. I have tried various methods to rename the Grub standard wlp3s0 to the more usable wlan0 in a live system in unpacked squashfs, including the widely suggested ...
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How can multiple users be defined in live boot Linux?

How can multiple users be defined for a live system, with one user treated as the default environment? When I tried this with more than one account present at .iso build, it booted into the wrong one ...
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How can an SELinux filesystem be relabeled in an unpacked squashfs filesystem?

I am trying to configure selinux for a live boot Debian system. SELinux is inoperable due to copious changes during build and system configuration and requires the entire filesystem to be relabeled. ...
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Is there a way to add a new windows user from a linux live usb?

Is there a way to add a new windows user from a linux live usb? Specifically how would one create a new windows user inside a linux environment with the windows partition mounted from linux, and not ...
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Windows to Go - Slow boot speed on 'fast' USB 3.1 drive

Unfortunately the SSD in my Surface Laptop has failed completely - those of you familiar with this device will know it's completely unrepairable, so in my efforts to continue using it I have created a ...
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Invalid Partition Table when trying to boot from USB

I got a usb with "hiren's boot cd" flashed to it. Partition scheme is MBR / BIOS (or UEFI-CSM). When I boot I get the error message "Invalid Partition Table". I checked BIOS if ...
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Fedora Workstation live with more than 4GB persistance overlay

I’m looking for a live OS to boot from a portable SSD with persistance capability, and Fedora looks like a good fit. It says it can update as well so that’s great. I made a live USB from iSO so I can ...
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Cloning a laptop drive with bootable Windows installation

I have a laptop (Acer Swift 3) where I am trying to replace its 123GB M.2 drive with a larger 256GB drive. Ideally I want to clone the drive, including the Windows 10 installation. Since the laptop ...
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Cant find boot menu

I Have an old laptop and tried to install a new OS using a bootable USB but it just boots to the grub menu (using a dual boot). System: SAMSUNG product: 300E4C/300E5C/300E7C version: 0.1 ...
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Backup YUMI Multiboot Kali Live USB

I have a 128GB USB with YUMI Multiboot. I have a few Linux distro including Ubuntu and Mint. I also have AVG and Comodo and a few others. Most importantly, I have a Kali Linux Live USB with ...
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How can I boot a Live CD on laptop with broken internal hdd?

My laptop’s internal hard drive is broken, and while there is an SSD, it is 22GB capacity and is also not the boot drive. Whenever I try to boot from a Live CD (ParrotOS) it loops an I/O error (...
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Is Windows to Go Live USB isolated from the main drives of the PC?

If you create a Windows10 "win to go" portable flashdrive with the official ISO file from Microsoft's Website, and then boot from this UEFI USB, will this "portable" Windows10 system be entirely ...
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How do you access the BIOS if your machine boots too fast for you to enter it, but your OS is broken?

This is purely hypothetical and technically OS agnostic, but I usually see issues like this suffered by Windows 10 users who have got truly fast machines and have turned on Fast Boot. The process goes ...
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Tails on live USB flash drive freezes

I'm testing Tails 4.6 on a Terra USThree 32 GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The host system is an IBM ThinkPad R60 with 3 GB RAM. When loading multiple script-heavy websites on the bundled Tor browser or ...
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Security difference in using Linux by live USB vs. by VirtualBox?

Can an expert please explain me which of following three methods working with an OS is technically considered more "secure" - and why (pros/cons)? Security I mean aspects like: preventing any ...
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Can't use live USB

I'm having troubles with USB bootloaders. I tried two kinds of them but after loading files, it's stuck at windows logo (the first boot image is windows installation, the second one is Minitool power ...
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Cannot normally boot Tails from USB on Clevo N857EK1

I cant normally boot Tails on my laptop.It start freezing when I press button Start (See photo) or when choosing Wi-Fi. Please see my Bios setting.I try with different settings but it doesnt help.Also ...
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Issues about using an external USB HDD for multibooting & data storage [closed]

I’d like to use a 5TB external USB HDD for multibooting GParted, Ubuntu Studio 19.10 and Windows 10, while still being able to use it as my data storage drive. I know I could buy a 16GB pendrive for ...
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Why there's no DD image for Windows 10 UEFI+GPT+NTFS [closed]

I'm currently installing an Windows 10 and realized that, it's so difficult to create a windows 10 bootable installaion media. Since installaion.wim is larger than 4 GiB, FAT32 is not working. I ...
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How to know if the hard drive is corrupted or the iso or the usb?

I had deleted all the partirions of my internal hard disk and created an unallocated space for the clean installation of windows 7. I also have a bootable usb of windows 7. But when I boot from it, it ...
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Flash drive file system is different depending on device?

I have a Samsung 64 GB USB 3.1 flash drive, that was previously used as a Kali Linux Live OS. Recently, it has been formatted to exFAT, and it is used to hold all my personal files for projects and ...
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How can a drive appear in lsblk but not in the file manager?

As the only internal storage medium, I've recently installed a new and totally blank internal M.2 PCIe SSD in my Lenovo Ideapad. The Amazon link appears to give more information than Samsung's website,...
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How do I make a Kali Linux live USB with persistence

I bought a pretty large USB drive to turn into a live USB to use to boot Kali Linux on. I am doing this on my Chromebook, so I used the tool "Chromebook Recovery Utility" to flash the file (...
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Multiboot USB with OTG Windows

How can I create a multiboot USB with Windows On The Go as 1 of the boot options? Ideally with MultiBootUSB. Maybe I can create Windows OTG ISO from original one? Tried to find answer from Creating ...
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How do I get my USB back to its original settings after using as a live usb?

For your information, I'm using windows 10.The problems started after I used DD method with rufus to create a live Fedora usb. I'm not able to format it or create a drive letter or anything using ...
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How to get legacy bios to load uefi bootloader?

I have a liveusb, it currently works on an uefi computer. I encountered more and more computers which are uefi only and which are configured to boot only from gpt with password locked bios. But in the ...

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