Live Portable USB stick w/writeable partition
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 28, 2008
OK, basically, what this application (available in windows and linux) does, is it downloads an ISO of fedora for you, enables you to select which USB stick you'd like to put fedora on, and then installs it for you.
After this, you can reboot, then select your USB stick and you'll have a fedora setup with a writeable partition that you define the size of within the first setup and bingo - a portable USB OS stick that even a novice can setup for!
Possible with ubuntu?.. I should thinkso.
[SOLVED] Debian LIVE on USB stick
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 13, 2011
Howto install Debian LIVE on USB stick, to take it everywhere.
BTW I mean NOT Debian Installation on other hardware from this USB stick.
How to remove usb stick U3 partition
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 4, 2012
Hi. I want to make a slackware usb install stick. I have a 4GB usb stick. Somehow it has a partition U3 which contains some windows stuff, 6.9MB in total. I cannot erase it. I cannot write to it.
gparted does not see this partition. I just used gparted to wipe out all data on the stick and then create an empty FAT32 partition, but the U3 partition survived that! Where the hell is it?
I can use the slackware usbimg script to write to the stick. But on boot, the bios sees the U3 partition, and not the usbslack boot partition.
How to kill U3, remove it, take control of my usb stick?? Can I dd it dead??
No longer able to write to USB stick following partition delete
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 6, 2015
OK, so, I had 2 16Gb flash drives with various utilities on them. One containing Hirens, the other parted magic.
Anyhow, I no longer had need for those, so thought I would return them back to blank devices ready to use as portable storage devices.
So I followed this guide http://www.pendrivelinux.com/restori...key-partition/
Ever since then, I haven't been able to write anything to either of them.
That other OS says they are write protected, although neither has a read only switch.
Gpart shows this:
Ubuntu bootable USB stick with private partition
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 17, 2012
In my company we have one development team under Linux, they need a bootable usb stick with 2 partition, one public partition and a private partiton (not visible before call a c program)..when the system boot, syslinux or grup call initrd, then init call a binary file that request a password to user, after this, if the password is correct, mount the private partition, and load the os (i think to use squashfs)...One of our developers made binary files.but can someone explain to me how to all of that??
Tnx in advance
[SOLVED] ASUS x501a How to boot Ubuntu live usb stick
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 29, 2013
I bought an ASUS x501a laptop in March 2013.
It has no optical drive.
It has American Megatrends bios.
It has Windoz 8.
I want Linux.
I have a Kingston DataTraverler usb stick.
I tried to get the bios to recognize usb hdd (usb stick) - nogo.
A BestBuy guy showed me what to do.
And I pass this info on to you.
Make a bootable usb stick. Mine has Ubuntu 12.10.
Insert your bootable usb stick into PC.
Log into Windoz 8.
Select the following:
On the right side I scroll down to Advanced startup and select Restart now.
(The following may differ if you are using a different PC brand or model.)
Use a device - Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD.
Use a device, UEFI: Kingston DataTraverler 109PMAP
GNU GRUB appears with 4 selections.
1. Try Ubuntu without installing.
2. Install Ubuntu
3. OEM install (for manufacturers)
4. Check disc for defects
I selected the first one
and it WORKED.
This is a bit
Making one partition of a USB stick bootable Ubuntu install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 15, 2012
I'm trying to prepare a USB stick to install Linux/Ubuntu from and I follow this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
And I have already made a bootable Ubuntu install USB stick.
But now I'd like to make another USB stick which has these 4 partitions on it:
# fdisk /dev/sdb
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdb: 15.9 GB, 15912140800 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 2048 4000000 1998976+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 4000001 8000000 2000000 83 Linux
/dev/sdb3 8000001 12000000 2000000 83 Linux
/dev/sdb4 12000001 31078399 9539199+ 83 Linux
it's a 16GB USB stick and for Ubuntu install only about 4GB is enough Therefore I'd like to use only the one partition of about 4GB for the Ubuntu install and the remaining partitions must be preserved.
But the program called usb-creator-gtk doesn 't seem to make the Ubuntu install in only one partit
Fastest partition type for USB stick
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 24, 2009
I am going to use a USB stick in addition to a Linux based notebook (Dell Inspiron Mini) to extend the SSD storage.
Which partition type should I use in the USB stick to reach the best performance (read / write) ?
Ext 3 ?
Ext 2 ?
Multiple live systems on a big USB stick
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 3, 2008
While researching on installing System Rescue CD on USB stick I came across Pendrivelinux.com. It was clear from reading the various posts on the site that the ability to boot from usb isnt restricted to a few distros and can be applied to a lot of distributions out there.
This led me to wonder if we could load multiple systems on a USB stick and then use GRUB to boot into a specific system. More precisely, we boot with GRUB and then chainload a distro from the grub menu at boot time.
Is this possible ? If so, how can it be achieved ? Can someone share their thoughts in this matter ?
Portable Virtual Ubuntu on pendrive/usb stick/etc
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 13, 2008
Scenario: I want to use Ubuntu, installed to an external USB drive, on a PC running a Linux OS. There are limitations:
Target PC cannot boot on USBI don't possess super user rights/administrator privilegesThe PC also won't boot on CD
So a solution I'm thinking of right now is a virtual machine that runs straight from the USB. So far, I found that only QEMU runs without requiring install. But the binary I downloaded from the homepage (http://bellard.org/qemu/download.html) needs to be unpacked to /, which is impossible due to limitation no. 2 stated above.
What are the possible options then?
Btw, these threads have been referred:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...&highlight=usb (no reply so far)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...&highlight=usb (introduced QemuPuppy, which is exactly what I want, but I tried and it didn't run. The output window is blank)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...&highlight=usb (no answer)
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