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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kali linux live (amd64)

I use kali linux live (amd64) and i know it resets after restarting the pc. Can i get infected with the virus from windows host system in my usb? Does windows or linux viruses that i accidentally ...
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manually verify the result of the creation of a Debian installation USB drive

Let's assume we produced a Debian installation USB flash drive via dd if=debian-live-11.2.0-amd64-gnome+nonfree.iso of=/dev/sde bs=4M; sync as recommended, where /dev/sde is our USB drive. Sometimes ...
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How safe is it to install chrome OS flex in a usb without affecting your main system?

So I have windows 7 (Ik, I have ancient PC), I have installed Kali Linux through a bootable USB before. I installed chrome OS using their official site and following the instructions but my whole PC ...
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Hirens Interesting Issue

I am a huge fan of Hiren's Boot PE, I cannot recommend it enough to technicians if they have not already tried it. I have been using it since it came out in 2018. Unfortunately, I was using it last ...
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I want to save my settings to blackarch bootable usb

I want to save my settings to blackarch bootable usb. No matter how many settings I set up, as soon as I reboot, the network, x11 keylayout, and other settings I wrote to the usb are initialized. How ...
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Linux or Windows on the go to change permissions

Can I boot into Linux or Windows on the go and change the permissions for one folder in Windows? Would those permissions be reflected on the OS once I booted as a normal user? As it is I can't paste ...
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How to unlock drive that has been locked by Windows 10 fast start up from outside windows

I have been using this windows 10 laptop that used my credentials from my former workplace to log in (it's not a managed computer though). Today those credentials expired and I'm trying to access some ...
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SD card OS work environment useable on many machines

I am looking for a way set up an Windows 10 on an SD card, that I could use with different machines. How I would like that to work: SD card and all the data is securely encrypted I plug it into a ...
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External SSD is recognize only with lsusb

I've an external SSD with an encrypted mx-linux-19-live on it. When i boot on it, it's ok; but when i am on my installed mx-linux system, i can't mount the usb drive. lsusb diplay it : (device 009) ...
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Making a bootable usb that automatically moves files to windows, from the usb stick

The goal is to make a usb stick i can boot from. Once it boots, the files I put on the usb stick, when making it, are automatically transfered to the computer in questions windows partition. I thought ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755 refuses to boot to USB

A relative loaned us a Toshiba L755 which was upgraded to Windows 10 home. I installed Ubuntu on it in a dual-boot configuration for some older relatives to use. Now that we are done with it, I have ...
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Is there a Windows live USB similar to Ubuntu Live USB?

I'd like to have a Windows live in my USB to use on public computers. I use Ubuntu Live USB but I'd prefer Windows. Any pointers?
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How to remove Ubuntu and install Windows 10 on Thinkbook 15 G2 ITL?

I have Lenovo Thinkbook 15 G2 ITL 20VE00FTTX and I am trying to remove Ubuntu and install Windows 10 instead. I made a Windows 10 bootable USB using Windows tool on a different Windows PC. The problem ...
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How to resize casper-rw from live CD?

Situation: Ubuntu booted from a live USB drive (specifically made with YUMI). It has a persistent storage partition which is filled up. I'd like to increase said storage partition's size without ...
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PC will not turn completely off

Hello my Laptop does not turn off, no matter what OS I am using, nor what USB Live utility I am shutting down. Windows, Linux, Live, doesn't matter. This is a Lenovo 2014 i3 UEFI, 64-bit. When using ...
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Maximizing compatibility for bootable USB flash drive

I wish to have a set of bootable USB sticks in my EDC/travel kit. I have a small case in which I can carry a few tiny USB sticks. What configurations should I opt for in order to maximise ...
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save files to a non-persistent bootable drive

good morning / good evening everyone. being a neophyte the question below might seem a bit obvious but I hope it will be useful to others as well. in an USB I installed a Linux live distro (Kali Linux)...
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Is it possible to run Windows 10 entirely from a USB drive in 2021?

I am in a class that is requiring a "lockdown browser", which is a shame, but I am still really interested in the content of this class. But I do not have a Windows machine, and given ...
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I've made a 32GB Kali live boot on a 64GB usb but I can't see both partitions

When i plug in the USB I can only see and access the kali live boot partition and transfer files in and out like normal. But i want that partition to be hidden and the other 32GB partition to be ...
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How to get casper mount home-rw from a luks encrypted partition

I am building a live system using casper. It is supposed to mount a luks encrypted partition labeled home-rw. The luks partition is unlocked early during boot by means of an entry in crypttab. After ...
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Why doesn't my Compute Stick boot to a live USB?

I'm trying to boot a newer-generation Intel Compute Stick to a live persistent Linux USB stick so I can clone the Compute Stick's hard drive to an .img file for later use. I don't want to use ...
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How do I determine properties of disks from a live USB?

I'm currently using Clonezilla to restore previously-created disk images (Windows) to a variety of small computers - an Intel Compute Stick (two versions) and an Asus Vivo Stick. Obviously the image I ...
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Can't make a live USB using Linux subsystem

I'm trying to install Linux-lite Tried Rufus but uefi option didn't show up in boot sequence. So I thought I would use the dd command using Linux bash on Windows. Obviously lsblk doesn't work So I got ...
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Gparted: the boot texts appear but GUI does not

I had an issue with booting Windows10 cause somehow I lost all my partitions on the SSD where my windows was installed. I am trying to recover that using Gparted live USB. The boot process starts with ...
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FreeDOS Boot File - My BIOS Requires Exact File

Dell's Alienware BIOS requires that you specify an EXACT FILE before allowing you to add a bootable entry (what a pita, but that's a different matter). Anyhow, I don't know that much about the boot ...
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How to Create an ISO Capturing a Windows 10 Installation

I have installed and customized Windows 10 on my desktop computer. I want to create an ISO that captures this installation, including all its settings and installed software. I plan to load this ISO ...
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Windows/Linux dual boot PC fails to boot after power cuts out when removing the Linux partition

I have a Windows PC, but I dual booted Manjaro (Linux) on it to speed up development. Now that I'm done, I want to remove Manjaro and return the PC. I deleted Manjaro partition, but we got a power cut ...
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USB stick with two partitions, one with a Debian image, won't boot

I have a 16 GB USB stick that I split into two partitions using gnome-disks. The first one is an NTFS partition that I use like a normal USB stick for storage. On the second one, I installed the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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