linux boot usb
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 25, 2012
Hi all i'm new here, I have a question that bores me to some time.
Why some distro do not boot from usb? i mean to install.
I can boot (to install) from usb: ubuntu, mint, mageia, fedora, arch, debian, crunchbang, slackware and others..
I can't boot (to install) from usb: CentOS, puppy, damn small linux, snowlinux, bodhi, os4, backbox, ariOS, and a lot more..
Someone can help me with that problems? thank you and sorry for my bad english
[HOWTO] Install Linux to USB on Mac
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 21, 2010
This is a tutorial on how to install linux to usb on a Mac
To do this, you will need:
An ubuntu disc or ISO (I used 10.04),
A Windows installation disc or windows already installed (I used windows 7 64 bit),
A linux installation disc for any distro (tested with linux mint).
An intel mac (note that this will not work on powerpc)
The OS X installation disc which came with your mac
A wired keyboard and mouse to get linux set up (you can use the bluetooth keyboard and magic mouse in linux)
What we’re going to do is install linux to an external disc, and then wubi to the bootcamp partition, which will find the external linux distro, and insert an entry into wubi’s grub menu, giving us a quad boot of OS X, Windows, Ubuntu (Wubi), and another linux distro.
So what we’re going to do first of all is install windows using Boot Camp. You can skip this section if you have already got windows on your mac.
To do this, you go into utilities, then run Boot Ca
Asus Eee PC 1005PE won't boot linux live usb
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 17, 2012
I'm trying to install linux on someone else's Asus Eee PC 1005PE netbook.
Processor: Intel Atom N450 Pineview
Intel GMA 3150 GPU (integrated into CPU)
Win7 Starter Edition
I've tried to let it boot a Linux Mint 13 live usb stick, a Xubuntu USB Live USB and a Kubuntu Live USB. All these usb setups boot fine on my own laptop (Asus K53SJ, see signature). I changed the first boot settings in the BIOS (*all*, I went trough the whole BIOS and checked all possible settings!). The computer then boots until the blue screen with "Start <the linux distro>" or "Try <the linux distro> without installing'-screen and I selected that option and pressed enter. After that the screen turns completely black and it stays that way forever...
I'm really desperate as I tried Asus's own Linux Live USB creator program (downloaded from the Asus 1005PE page on the Asus website), Unetbootin and the Ubuntu create startup disk utility...
Install Linux via USB onto a MAC!
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 21, 2011
I cannot get this to work. I tried with an SD card, and it did not work. i tried with an external optical drive, and it did not work. Now I got a hold of a USB stick, and it does not work. I am EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED, so I am really sorry if I sound petulant or rude.
Only 2 things happen:
- Booting hangs forever
- I get an error "Missing operating system..."
Here is the steps I took to put Arch Linux on a USB stick.
- Installed rEFIt
- Downloaded core install .iso
- Inserted USB stick
- Partitoned USB stick as free space with Disk Utlity
- ran diskutil list in the Terminal to find out the disk ID (dev/disk1)
- ran diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1
- ran sudo dd if=~/Downloads/archlinux-2010.05-core-x86_64.img of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m
- Restarted computer
- Selected USB stick in menu
- "Missing operating system..."
Why does STEVE JOBS make it so hard to USE A USB STICK?
-> I never ever want a MAC again.
Booting linux from USB when BIOS cannot boot from USB
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 8, 2006
Moved to general linux questions (doesn't belong here, just put it here by accident)
Dual Boot Linux On A Mac Mini
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 4, 2009
I am planning to dual boot Linux on a Mac Mini. This Mac should work OK with any current Linux OS since it is an Intel CPU. I need to know whether or not Mac's Boot Camp Boot Loader will work with Linux. I know it works with Windows. I could easily switch back to the older PC that I used, but I rally like this computer, but not OS X. And it uses only 190 watts compared to the 500+ watts that the PC uses.
I am thinking both "green" and personal preference here. I have a major project going that needs the Mac iLife programs. Once that is done, I want to go back to using Linux as my primary OS. I've been using the Mac for a couple months and really miss Linux. Switching from Linux to Mac is not an easy change to make - to me it seems like a major step backwards in usability. Compared to Linux and (choke) Windows, the Mac is not in my opinion anywhere close to being user friendly.
I know that I will have to use something else like Acronis Disk Director or whatever to do the
Boot into floppy to load Linux off USB?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 29, 2011
This is my first post here, and I'm hoping that someone will be able to help/guide me with the following issue.
One of my computers is an old Pentium-75 with 128MB RAM, running Windows for Workgroups 3.11 on a 1GB hard disk (you read that right!). It has two floppy drives (3.5" A: and 5.25" B: ) and a CD-ROM drive. Neither the CD-ROM nor any USB device can be set as a boot device in the BIOS.
I would like to repurpose this computer for use in a distributed computing project (I recognize that its contribution would be modest), but without affecting the installation on the HDD. Therefore, I would like to know if it is possible (and if so, how) to boot into some version of Linux via the floppy, to then direct the system's attention to an installed Linux on a USB stick.
I could then install a Linux version of the DC software on the USB stick, and write to the stick, bypassing the hard disk completely. This would avoid the complications of partitioning the HDD o
Trying to boot from an SD card to install Linux on a Mac. Not working.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 17, 2011
I am trying to install Linux with an SD card via an internal SD card reader on my MacBook Pro. When booting and pressing 'C', the system hangs forever. When booting and pressing 'Option', the same thing happens. Doesn't seem to be working.
linux boot problem on dual boot mac mini
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 11, 2007
I have an intel mac mini that I've had for a few months. Back when I first got it I installed FC6 as a dual boot using bootcamp to repartition, and rEFIt to pick the OS on boot. I think I'm also using grub, but I don't remember. This worked beautifully until last night when something odd happened with Linux, and I did a hard reboot. Since then the boot process has not worked for linux (although Mac OS still boots ok). When I choose linux from rEFIt, the screen goes blank and nothing happens. I tried upgrading to the latest version of rEFIt, and then it booted one time to linux just fine, and then not again since then. I also tried booting from some linux live CDs through rEFIt, and by holding the "c" button on startup, and it worked only once, but not any other time. This whole time, Mac OS has continued to work flawlessly. Any ideas?
why do i have to have usb plugged in during linux boot for it to work
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 8, 2009
the wireless network usb device isn't configured unless its plugged in during bootup? help; i need it to work without rebooting.
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