Making Linux boot from USB Stick
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 13, 2004
Can anyone help me please.....
im trying to boot my usb stick... ive been through the forum and tried all the examples that ppl have posted but still cant get it to work...and my bios does boot from usb.
if someone can please tell me how to first format the stick and then make it bootable. ive got a 1gb usb stick and trying to boot linux from it.
im running knoppix live cd to do it....
if someone has managed to put linux on the usb stick can u please advise me on how to go about it, for some reason everything ive tried doesnt work.
boot to asus eee pc 901 (linux) via usb flash drive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 5, 2009
trying to boot Ubuntu (netbook version) from usb flash drive onto asus eee pc 901 (linux)
I used my imac (os x 10.5.7)
to download the img file - followed instructions and I think it's on the usb flash drive.
when I plug into my mac and click on it:
I found this "jaunty" folder under dists folder:
I assume this means jaunty is on there.
so It's only a matter of getting the asus to cooperate??
or am I totally in the dark here??
.... on to the asus
at one point, I put the usb in (asus) and hit escape
two sandisc cruzer (usb) options come up - the first:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Atheros AR8121/AR8113 PCIE Ethernet Controller v18.104.22.168 (2008/01/13)
CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 23 54 3C )D AF
Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Problem boot usb linux while one ubuntu install on system
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 14, 2010
I have a macbook5.2
Install snow leopard for firmware update and ubuntu 9.10 as main os.
Recently i install a crunchbang linux on a usb pen drive with rEFit.
The pen drive is able to boot on normal pc and able to boot into os if i remove the harddisk in macbook.
I could see the rEFIt on the pen drive when press option and able to see the linux on the pen drive .
But when i boot into it , i would boot into ubuntu 9.10 which is locate in the harddisk.
Any idea how to make it boot into pen drive.
And another question , thinking about boot into ubuntu auto without pressing option .
Thanks in advance.
Boot an run linux on USB flash drive possible?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 20, 2005
I would like to get a link to a detailed howto for booting a linux system (preferably debian) from USB flash drive. Well it'd be better not just to boot it (the installer) but also being able to have a running and functioning basic system (just simple tasks: c compiler, ssh, no graphical interface at all) on it.
Theother thing what I was thinkong about is a bootable CD-ROM what creates a ramdisk after booting where the system runs. I'm intrested in that one too.
Any help would be great!
Can I use an Ubuntu USB to enable a Linux Mint USB to boot itself?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 31, 2012
I presently have Ubuntu 11.10 installed on an USB and Linux Mint 12 installed on a second USB. I can boot into the Ubuntu USB directly but cannot do so with the Linux Mint 12 USB (it returns a message to the effect that there is no such device). However, I can boot into the Linux Mint USB via the Ubuntu start-up menu. From Ubuntu I have tried 'sudo grub-install /dev/sdc' (sdc being the Mint USB) in order to try to get Mint going directly and although it claims that the installation process was completed and without error, it is still not possible to boot the Mint USB directly. Is there anything else that I can do with the Mint USB from Ubuntu in order to get the Mint USB booting up itself without the aid of Ubuntu?
"Installing nondistro Linux on USB key" or "Using syslinux to boot a jffs2"
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 9, 2006
I have a 2GB Apacer USB Flash Drive (i.e. sda) and for the last few days I've been trying install Linux onto it. I have already tried distros such as DSL, Feather and Puppy (on that specific key and it went ok), but they're all just so ... static, even on writeable USB drives. But I was looking for the real thing, not just some compressed derivatives of LiveCD's, and couldn't sleep because of it, too!
What I'd like to ask of you is - how do you manually install a Linux distribution onto that key so that at any time there will be a jffs partition residing somewhere on there without being on a FAT partition in a compressed form (such as knoppix)???? I'm talking something along the lines of FlashLinux, but I need one that'll use syslinux to boot(why? read on) and not GRUB.
My AmiBIOS recognizes my key as "USB RMD-FDD" and for some reason ("FDD") it ignores the key's MBR completely and just looks for the first valid FAT/FAT32 par
Can't boot any linux from usb flash drive (black screen = monitor turns off)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 8, 2014
I've got a problem.
I made my bootable usb flash drive with Universal USB Installer.I've put there Ubuntu 12.04.4 -64 bit.
There problem is when i boot it, it show's me the ubuntu background with some strange icon, then my monitor turns off.
I got the same problem when i tried with Kali linux when finished with loading my monitor turns off.
The problem is not in the usb, cuz i tried it on another pc and it works.
But on my home pc it won't work.
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?
[SOLVED] Linux boot from USB flash drive
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 3, 2010
I need to boot Linux form USB pen drive
wrt : http://www.freescale.com/files/32bit...ote/AN3217.pdf
for booting linux from u-boot from USB flash I need
1. USB Host controller support in u-boot support to detect ped drive
2. initial small & simple RAM disk.
3. USB stick with actual Images kernel & rootfs.
4. First kernel will use initial RAM disk & then actual rootfs from USB.
My question is
1. How will initial RAM disk (initial rootfs) come into picture :
As at the beginning pen drive will not be detected (without any fs).
And there will not be any on board NAND flash.
Is it the case that u-boot understands VFAT formatted pen drive
Linux live usb boot to android phone [closed]
location: linuxexchange.com - date: June 12, 2014
I have installed backtrack 5 r3 in my 16GB usb drive in "persistent" mode.
Now, I want to take a boot of backtrack in my Android phone via OTG. Can I do that? Any ideas how it can be done?
Note:I have already installed BT in my USB.
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