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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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Can't boot from USB, and can't open OS, any suggestion how to install linux on this computer?

I have an old computer that does not load from USB for some reason, the bios does not detect the USB drive in the boot menu and the OS (windows 7) does not open up. I'm trying to install linux lite on ...
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Gigabyte H110-D3a won't boot from GRUB USB running Arch

This issue seems to be pretty common on the web, but I can't seem to get anything to work. Basically, I've created a persistent Arch USB that's set up for mining. It boots and runs fine on my PC and ...
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Windows 10 died suddenly, can't access hard drive

I'm having a kinda bizarre problem right now. First of all, just to be specific, the problem is with a MSI GV62 laptop that came with Windows 10 preinstalled. To be completely honest, I didn't mess ...
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Having trouble making a live windows USB

I've been attempting to make a bootable windows USB and keep failing miserably. I formatted a brand new 32 gb USB to fat32. The first thing I tried was Windows Media Creation tool. It got through ...
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I'm not able to boot into windows as well as Live USB is also not working

Recently I was trying to dual boot my windows with Linux mint. After installing Mint from Live USB I removed my USB before it was prompted to. As the result I found 5 entries in the grub menu : 1. ...
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How to fix “mount: wrong fs type…” error on liveUSB?

I have a 64GB SD card with a live install on it (Solus 3), but when I try to boot it, I get the following error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or ...
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Install/run-live ISO images from HD partition

I want to partition my HD this way: some partitions to install OS (e.g. Windows 7 x64 and Linux or even OSx86) and the remaining for data. I want the data partition to be NTFS and bootable with a ...
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Can't boot to SystemRescueCD liveUSB

I'm trying to boot my computer to a live USB. My goal is to clone my hard drive onto a new one. I'm trying to use SystemRescueCD so I can clone with ddrescue. I followed the instructions on that page ...
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Kali Linux USB Live after booting keyboard&touchpad are not working

I have a strange problem and I have no idea what is going on. I made a Kali Bootable USB Drive. It works properly because I can boot the system and I can choose how I want to run Kali(Live or Live ...
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Bootable USB showing operating system not found

Good Morning, I have been trying to format my PC from yesterday and when i boot from USB,it shows a black screen and nothing happens after that. The same USB i tried on a laptop and the windows ...
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Checking a MacBook for hard disk for errors when it multi-boots into Windows and macOS

I haven't dealt with macs, but was asked for a help with a MacBook being super slow. Looks like a MacBook is ‎2008-2009 year edition. It has two OS's installed on it - Windows and macOS. I was able ...
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Creating a live usb with presistence

What I have Ubuntu 16.04.4 64 bit iso Virtual Box Linux Live USB Creator A 16 gig USB I tired creating a live usb with LiLi but that created a standard bootable Ubuntu Usb which does not save data. ...
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Launch debian 9 installer from live session

I've just burned debian-live-9.4.0-amd64-gnome to a usb pen drive. Then started the live session and now I want to start the installer. I have to go into the live session because I have to manually ...
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Add Secure Boot Key to Live Distro

I wanted to ask if it was possible to load a key into my live persistence distro in order to get past Secure Boot without disabling? I imagine the answer is probably no, but I felt like asking anyhow.
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Make Live UEFI BIOS Compatible?

I recently created a live Kali Linux image on my flash drive. It seems, however, a couple of my other computers come from the BIOS days... when I try to boot from my flash drive, it says “No operating ...
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cannot boot linux usb without uefi, but uefi option not present in boot menu

I have two Dell laptops: one a Latitude E6430, and the other a Vostro 1015. For both of them, the BIOS settings indicates they are in Legacy mode, not GPT / UEFI (apologies if any of my terminology is ...
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Ubuntu: keyboard and mouse not working (Mac)

-Ubuntu 16.04.4 -(Mac) -(Live USB with persistence) -(Created with UNETBootin) First boot, the home screen shows up and i see the cursor at the center of the screen but nothing works (neither mouse ...
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Clone Windows XP cd to usb pen drive using dd command

How to make an exact copy of Windows XP bootable cd using dd command in linux to an usb flash drive so to be able to use the flash drive to install XP in a netbook.
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Kali Linux Live USB doesn’t work (Mac), freeze mouse, blue screen

I’m using a microSD adapter. I mounted the ISO with UNETBootin, the bios shows up and i tried to select Live system and Live system (with persistence), Linux starts but in the “home screen” the ...
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Boot Ubuntu from SD Card on Macbook Pro

I've a MacbookPro and I'd like to boot a live-usb Ubuntu 17.10-amd64 (the latest one till today) from SD Card. I tried to burn the iso (downloaded from ubuntu web pages) with Etcher like suggested ...
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otg undetectable after using it as boot disk

I have a 16 SanDisk Ultra Dual 16GB USB 3.0 Pen Drive I used it create bootable USB of Windows and then Ubuntu. Converting it to Windows Boot Disk. The disk was fully function on PC but visible on ...
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What to repair? Not booting, grub not accessible, first hard disk not booting from different grub

I am unsure how to repair my computer. First, I thought it would be about GRUB2, but I'm not sure anymore. I can: access BIOS. Booting from Live USB works fine. (It's EFI) access the F12-menu, ...
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Is there a way to turn removable drives into fixed ones in windows 10?

I want to run windows 10 off a live flash drive and I need a page file. It doesn't matter how effective that page file actually is, it is only required to fill a virtual memory requirement for ...
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Live boot USB username/password doesn't work KALI LINUX

I've made a live USB of Kali (latest amd64, using RUFUS), and it boots up fine and everything, but when I try any of the LIVE versions (I can install it fine, I would much more like to have it live ...
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Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H hangs when booting FreeNAS USB

I am attempting to install FreeNAS 11.1 U1 onto a USB drive to use with a homebuilt NAS system with the following specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H (BIOS revision F7) CPU: Intel Core i3-530 @ ...
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Wipe hard drive on old windows xp laptop - no CD Drive & no USB Boot support

I need to wipe an old laptop (one pass, all zeros will do). The laptop is ancient and has: Windows XP Professional installed as its sole os. no USB boot support no working CD drive no hammer/drill ...
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Windows 10 and Qubes USB

so I have a Desktop running Win 10 Pro and everything worked like a charm. Then I started occasionally booting into a Qubes R3.2 installation on a USB stick and that somehow caused my Windows to ...
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Boot from USB if connected else boot from Hard disk

I recently loaded a persistent and live kali on my USB. I want my system to boot into kali if the USB is connected else continue on and load grub( I have setup dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows). Can ...
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Can I boot windows 7 from a USB WITHOUT installing it?

I'm considering making my Linux PC able to dual boot, but frankly don't have the storage or patience for that. Can I make a portable version via USB drive, boot that, and not install it? Or will it ...
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How to put FAT32 for Windows and Debian Live on a USB flash drive?

First, from time to time I need to transfer data between arbitrary computers with Windows 7 or later (and, in seldom cases, from/to Mac). I prefer to use a USB drive with a FAT32 partition for this ...
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Mac: Questions about Live Disk

Ok, I will try and list everything as I can because when it comes to this I am a noob I am not sure if this is the right place but I will show you how I came here: Firstly, I have recently got into ...
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How to flush changes back to live usb when booting into ram with persistence?

I've got a bootable usb drive with a live linux distro on it. We set it up to support persistence, so normally the changes make are kept between reboots. Booting into ram seems to make linux a lot ...
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is usb booting safe and will information go to hard drive?

I would like to boot from usb but is my hard drive totally safe if I am booting from usb drive and can viruses get from usb drive to hard drive?
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unetbootin failed to write Debian live system to the USB drive successfully

I have a usb drive in which I managed to write a hybrid xubuntu image using dd. Now, that I have decided to boot Debian live usb, and used to format the drive using 'EaseUS Partition Manager', then ...
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Graphics Issue Installing Kali Linux from Live Boot

I'm trying to set up a dual boot windows/kali linux system. I'm able to live boot into Kali without much trouble, and have done all the necessary partitioning. Now that I've done that, I need to ...
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Keyboard not working in FreeBSD installer on MacBook Pro 2017

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE on my 2017 MacBook Pro (the touch bar one). It boots the bootloader screen fine, and the keyboard works perfectly there. However, as soon as I select a boot ...
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Can I remove the Clonezilla USB media while it is running?

I booted the Clonezilla live image from a USB stick and am currently in the proces of cloning my internal HDD from it. If this was a normal Debian live USB, taking out the USB stick during operation ...
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Ubuntu first boot showing error, 'failed to start: show plymouth boot screen'

I have a dell Inspiron 5558 laptop with nvidia graphics card, and genuine windows 10. I tried to install ElementaryOS dual boot from bootable pendrive. But when i boot, it is showing only boot log ...
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Can I make a Windows 10 recovery drive by running a program from a Live USB?

My computer will blue screen soon after logging in, so I can't make a recovery drive from within Windows. I tried making an image of my recovery partition with Clonezilla, but I didn't understand what ...
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xtrlock with live Ubuntu and no password

I'm using a live USB with lubuntu to copy between external ext4 drives and wanted to try xtrlock so the 6+ hours process is not interrupted by my cats. But now can't unlock! I type no pass at all in ...
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How to make a USB with a storage partiton and a live linux partition?

I've been wanting to make a USB stick that can both function as a normal USB storage device, as well as a linux live USB drive. I've been looking around and I can't quite seem to find a clear answer. ...
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Does HP Pavilion 512n Support USB booting?

I bought this (https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-512n-c-1-4-ghz-monitor-none-series/specs/ ) old PC from a garage sale for around $4 because I thought I could get it to do some cool stuff and ...
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Cannot run VMware on Kali Linux

I am running kali linux using persistence USB and I was trying to install VMware. After installation when I open VMware I get this error: "C header files matching your running kernel were not found. ...
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Difference between a full install on USB and Live USB of any linux OS

I want to know the difference between the Full Install on USB and Live USB. Specifically I'm confused about the thing that which runs directly from the USB without installing it on Computer's HDD ...
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How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick using Ubuntu?

I have erased the entire HDD and I'm trying to install a dual boot of both Ubuntu and Windows. First I made one bootable USB drive using an Ubuntu .iso file. I set the boot order in BIOS correctly. ...
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Grub2 chainload other gpt partition on stick

I'm searching for a way to chainload another bootable partition from my USB stick, where a windows10.iso contents is resided. My partition layout in GPT looks like the following: - bios_grub raw (...
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How can I clone my entire OS to a bootable USB stick?

I'm running Ubuntu and using about 45GB of HD space. I also have a 64GB USB stick. I know how to make a bootable / live USB stick. What I want to do is export my Ubuntu OS in its current state (...
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Windows 10 non-persistent installation (live ISO)

We've got a Windows 10 installation running in an environment where it can occasionally lose power and restart. However, this sometimes leads to corruption of files. I've had a look at Windows "To-Go"...
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Kali won't start from USB?

A verified Kali ISO has been dd'd onto a 16GB USB. Holding down the options key on my mac whilst booting, and choosing EFI, I have had the following problems in this order: Kali loads from Live (...
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Dealing with the CS24-NV7

I just recently bought one of these to make a homelab. I was going to buy more but it seems whatever I try it will not work, I’ve tried booting ubuntu server from USB (one setup through a uui and ...