Debian :: Copying An Existing System To A USB Flash Drive?

Oct 21, 2010

I want to move my "currently installed Debian and its all settings" to a USB flash drive. I am wondering what methods are available out there. I looked into Remastersys but it failed on my system so I am wondering if there is another method available?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Copying Existing 11.04 To A Flash Drive?

Aug 13, 2011

I have successfully installed 11.04 onto my existing Windows laptop as files contained in the windows system and have dual booting.I would like to copy this installation to a 5gig fast usb stick so that I can retain all my settings etc

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Ubuntu :: Existing Rsync Running And Copying Info To Hard Drive?

Nov 30, 2010

I have a home network that includes a couple of computers {A, B, C, D}. currently, I have a cron jon that runs every minute and updates (using rsync) the hard drives of computers {B, C, D} with the contents of hard drive {A}. So far everything works great, as hard drive {A} barely has any information on it. Now, I am about to copy a lot of information (about 8 GBs) to hard drive {A}. Naturally, the cron job will run (as it runs every 1-min) and try to 'sync' the contents with hard drives {B, C, D}.

Given my network (100Mbit/sec), there is no way the cron job will be able to 'copy' the contents to hard drives {B, C, D} in one minute. It will take much more time. Does this situation create a problem? meaning, will cron re-run a new rsync instance 1min later, even though an existing rsync process is running and still copying information to hard drives {B,C,D}? Will my backups be hurt / slowed down tremendously because of this?

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Ubuntu :: Copying Files To USB Flash Drive?

Nov 6, 2010

If you use Ubuntu - when you copy files to USB Flash Drive, is your CPU 100% loaded? On Arch it is.

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Aug 5, 2010

I wish to create a bootable disk for my existing grub legacy. I do not have a floppy drive. Could this be done on a CD-RW or flash drive?

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Fedora :: Adding Second Drive To Existing System For RAID1?

Jul 31, 2011

I have an existing Fedora 15 system installed from scratch.I've ordered a harddrive identical to my SDA and want to add it to my existing system as a RAID1 setup.I've googled around and cannot find recent clear instructions how to accomplish this. I don't want to reinstall everything from scratch. It should be possible to create the RAID1 using the existing data disk and then mirror everything up?

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Red Hat :: Adding A Root Mirror Drive To Existing RHEL5 System?

Nov 9, 2010

I have a running RHEL5 system, which has two physical disk drives, but is currently running on a single drive of the pair. The single drive the system is running on contains a root/boot partition and a swap partition. I would like to be able to add a mirror drive to this existing setup without having to disturb the running system (much). That is, I don't want to have to completely dump, reinstall (creating the mirror on the way up), and reload from backup media if I can avoid it. I have seen procedures that go as follows:

- the "extra drive" (the one not being used as the current root/boot device) is first brought under LVM control as a root object with one physical mirror attached.

- the data from the running root/boot drive is rsync-ed over to the LVM-controlled half-mirror, and boot records added.

- System rebooted on newly created half-mirror.

- Original root prepped to be second side of LVM mirrored root, and is added in.

Can one boot from an LVM disk directly? There seems to be some question on this that came up in other lists I had read online.

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General :: Mount A Hard Drive With Pre-existing File System And Data?

Mar 23, 2010

I had a drive that kept kernel panic'ing so my data center recommended using the spare hard drive to reinstall OS on, and import the data from the old drive. (they checked the hardware, it wasn't the hardware) The new install is done, and I need to mount the old drive and get backups off it since my data center does not provide management whatsoever.

It's the same OS on both (Cent OS 5.4 32-bit) I'm an advanced user on windows, but linux gets me. I can ssh in, do basic stuff like setup IP ranges and restart services. I normally navigate the box through SFTP so I have a gui. WHM shows me my drives as such

Found Disk: hda
Found Disk: sdb

so I'm assuming SDB is my old drive and the drive I need to access. I attempted to follow instructions on

cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-adding-second-hard-disk-howto/

but I'm assuming FreeBSD would work differently and I wasn't totally sure what the labels of the file systems should be.

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Sep 23, 2010

Did anybody tried installing the latest adobe flash named Square for amd64 systems? I was interested in knowing whether there is any improvement in the performance. I also want to know how to replace my existing 32 bit wrapper based flash on 64 bit browser and install this 64 bit flash.

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Debian :: Convert Ext3 To Ext2 On A Existing System ?

Jan 24, 2011

How to convert all ext3 partitions to ext2 on a existing Lenny without damage a system?

Code:

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Debian Configuration :: Transfer Existing System To CF Card?

Apr 18, 2010

I have a lenny system up and running, my CF-card reader is supported and I can mount a 1GB card. My PC _can_ boot from CF cards, I verified... My Linux resides in sda3 (other partition is XP). How would I transfer the partition to a cf card? I tried using dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/dev/sdb1, but as that doesnt work I have the feeling there's more to do... Maybe install GRUB on the CF-Card? Change some paths after copying?

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Debian Configuration :: Squeeze Adding Two SATA Drives To Existing System?

Apr 21, 2011

Is there an easy way to add SATA drives to an existing system and have them m automatically at boot?So far I've been able to create a partition and format but they never mount at boot.What do I have to put in fstab so it will work?Also, since RAID doesn't work in Debian, is it possible to make two drives mount at the same folder

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Hardware :: USB Flash Drive Not Booting On One System?

Mar 11, 2010

I have one new laptop that doesn't see one usb bootable device. The usb is a 1G with Mint8 on it that works on plenty of other systems. This is a newer HP laptop core i7 that see's two other flash drives and tries even to boot to my older flash install (only has syslinux no other files) but doesn't show the newer one in bios boot order or boot order choice F9.

It will work correctly under windows so the system does see it.

how to that that single drive to show up in order to boot to it?

Did power down, remove all usb except this one, tried to see if it fell under hard drives instead of usb.

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Ubuntu :: Put A System _install_ Medium On A Flash Drive?

Oct 1, 2010

I've read plenty of tutorials for this kind of thing, and they all seem to be about putting a full fledged OS on your flash drive. All I'd like to do is put the install medium (slackware dvd) onto my 8GB flash drive to install it to my old desktop's HDD.

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General :: Install Ubuntu On USB Flash Drive For Another System?

Jul 2, 2010

I realize Ubuntu Desktop comes with a simple tool that makes "installs to a USB", but isn't that a bit different from REGULAR Ubuntu installation?

So: If I boot the Ubuntu CD installer, and choose my Flash Drive as the destination, will it configure things specific to the hardware I am running on, so when I swap the flash drive to another system, there will be problems?

BTW, I've actually done this a couple times and it's worked, but I'm just wondering if those were flukes or if it is like this always.

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May 2, 2011

I want to copy a windows operating system dvd to a usb flash drive. (I want the flash drive to be bootable under windows).

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Debian :: Format A Bootable USB Flash Drive?

Apr 18, 2011

I'm afraid I am going to expose my age here.

I remember being able to format a 3.5 inch floppy using MS DOS. The command was format a:/s

("a" was the drive letter and the "/s" was to add the bootable system file.)

HOW can I do that in LINUX, specially Debian 6.01 (my current version) I googled it and found a bunch of sites all offering answers.

NONE worked for me, I saw an option in a Slackware installation with a "make bootable USB stick option".
(It can be used as a rescue USB Stick also) We don't have that in Debian. How can I do that with my current Debian install?

I have several Debian USB installs on flash drives, They work great and give the user an opportunity to run and experience Debian with modifying their set-up. I am trying to set-up one that will NOT only boot and work as a live install, but will also allow me to install on the host machine right from the working USB Flash drive, if I choose to do so.

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Debian :: Create A Net Install USB Flash Drive?

Nov 20, 2010

Is it possible to create a Debian Net install USB flash drive? Instead of just burning the ISO to a disc...

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Debian :: 6 LXDE - Wont Detect Flash Drive ?

Mar 24, 2011

The other day, I installed Debian 6 XFCE on my old pc. It was using a lot of my poor little amd k6-2's ability. I couldnt run any programs without it lagging. So today I reinstalled debian 6, this time with the LXDE desktop. The processor situation is fixed and my ancient HP is quick with its old cpu.

Although I love LXDE, there is a problem, when I plug in my flash drive it wont recognize its there. (The XFCE desktop did) I have tried rebooting and all 2 of the usb slots, lol (1.1), and it wont recognize them.

I have tried formatting them in FAT and FAT32, is there a certain format that it needs? Is this a common problem?

Oh, and my mouse is USB and it works just fine.

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Apr 12, 2011

I am trying to install Debian Live to a 4 GB flash drive. I am using UNetBootin to extract this (debian-live-6.0.1-i386-gnome-desktop.iso) file to a FAT32 partition on my flash drive. It installs fine, and shows me the SysLinux menu fine, but when i choose live(or anything else) it says"Invalid or Corrupt Kernel Image". I also tryed these other installers. pendrivelinux's Universal USB Installer. It gives me the same message. win32diskimager gives me a different Debian menu, but the same problem. Does anyone know what is wrong, and how to fix it. It is driving me nuts!

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Jun 16, 2011

whenever i plug in my flash drive i get an error message saying that it was unable to mount the thumb drive and some other stuff

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail  or so

what do i have to install or configure for this to work we need to be able to mount our thumb drives on this machine it's crucial

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Ubuntu Security :: Run Debian As Live Version From USB Flash Drive

Jun 4, 2010

I want to run Debian as a live version from my USB flash drive. Does this provide the same amount of security from hackers as installing Debian as the only OS on my netbook. Windows ce would still be on my netbook?

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Jan 2, 2011

I've installed Debian using the boot.img.gz file onto the jump drive, as well as Linux mint and crunchbang with unetbootin all to no avail; pressing F9 at bios startup refuses to show the jump drive. Booting from the drive is enabled (as far as I can see) in the BIOS.

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Ubuntu :: File Copying Freezes - Flash Memory Card

Jul 3, 2010

Using 10.04 Netbook version. I am finding on my Asus EEE 901 that sometimes file copy just seems to freeze - seems to happen usually when copying from the built-in SSD memory to the plug-in SDHC memory card. I have tried reformatting the card and using a different card. It is not just this computer since I found the same thing on my last Asus which was the 900 model.

I am told that there are issues with Nautilus. Is there anything which can be done to improve this or is there anything else which I can install besides Nautilus? I am assuming that there is some issue related to Ubuntu's handling of SDHC memory cards.

It is becoming annoying because it seems to work sometimes and then not. When it happens only option seems to be to turn the netbook off and on again. Even if the file copy is cancelled the card seems to be unaccesible until rebooted.

Also after a certain point it seems that when I try and copy new files to the card, they appear to copy ok but obviously are corrupt in some way - when you try to play videos for instance they are faulty.

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Mar 7, 2010

I've already went through the regular process of installation, adding the backports repository and doing the debian way installation, but somehow the system isn't assuming the plugin.

I've rebooted the web browser and even the entire system, but still the plugin does not work.

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Ubuntu :: Image That Flash Drive To Another Flash Drive?

Mar 29, 2010

I made a persistent install of Ubuntu on a flash drive. I made changes to that installation. The software (Unetboontin) sets this all up. I think it partitions it for you. How do I image that flash drive to another flash drive?

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Apr 20, 2010

Is there any possibility to move my already installed ubuntu linux to the usb flash and make it bootable. So that it would boot on the other machine?I have an installed ubuntu karmic linux installed on my machine. I want to make it portable, to move it with all installed packages and tuned software to a usb-flash drive.

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May 9, 2011

I want to copy my /home to a USB thumb drive recursively. I've wrestled with this for a few hours now and continue to spin my wheels.The device is listed in my Disk Utility as /dev/sdc. However a little further down it is listed as /dev/sdc1 ? Anyway, I relabeled the volume as usb stick and formatted it to Ext4. I mounted it at /media/usb stick Do I have to enter this drive into the fstab? If so, how? what do I write? Using the command : cp -R (what follows... I want to copy /home recursively to the usb thumb drive.)

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May 22, 2010

I accidentally wiped my 120GB external hardrive clean ( it was at about 95% capacity ) and I was able to recover 111.80GB back using ddrescue and all of those files now sit in a Recovery.img file.

1 ) I know I have to mount this file... yet every time I try to mount it back on my external HD permissions jump down my neck, and to add to it when I try to give my user full permissions for that drive it never works and resets to how it was.

2 )I have tried copying to .img to my drive so I could jsut worry about it later and free up some local HD space yet I don't have those permissions as well...

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Jul 1, 2011

I recently ran across a client that wanted me to set up a new IDE Drive in his existing Red Hat Server. I reluctantly agreed to try. I am completely uneducated in Linux and could use some input. The server itself appears to be set up in text mode as all that I see is text after the initial boot up screen goes away. It, at present is set up in an old dell machine on a 3 Gig drive and all he wants is to be able to add a secondary drive to extend storage capacity. What do I need to do to prepare the drive and OS to accomplish the task? The secondary drive is 120 Gig. I reformatted the drive, as a fat 32 and installed it into the machine. The board sees it. The network does not

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Jul 29, 2010

Due to the lack of a CD burner (at least one that works properly) I've been trying to install Debian on my laptop from a USB drive. I extracted the ISO contents onto my drive, made an entry in GRUB (on the flash drive - I'm booting from it) and can successfully begin the installation, but when it tries to mount the CD-ROM, obviously it can't, as there isn't one. I tried mounting the flash drive partition with the ISO contents to /cdrom manually, but I don't seem to be able to do so. I either get "No such device" or "Invalid argument". I CAN, however, mount the FAT32 partition of that flash drive (which oddly enough I cannot mount in Windows - go figure). The partition I need to mount is ext2. All of the partitions show up in /dev as well as /proc/filesystems.

Also, I'm using the netinstall to save space on my flash drive. ( http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...86-netinst.iso )

Why can't I mount my ext2 partition?

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Jun 20, 2009

I am thinking about using aida to nuke my drive and then I'll re-partition it with gparted. I don't want to lose my 15 GB installation of Fedora Core 10 in the process and have an external 80 GB drive. How could I back up Fedora to this drive with the intention of copying it back to my internal drive?

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May 6, 2010

I had a script before my machine broke recently that would allow me to select a folder then randomly copy MP3's from that folder to a USB drive. I cannot seem to find it again, the closest I came to is one called 'Randomcopy 0.6b' which has been modified for iPod Shuffle, and also the non-iPod version of the same script which appears to run fine but copies a bit too fast and nothing is placed on the device.

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Mar 27, 2010

I've got a problem I've been trying to work out for a while. I have a 160gb drive, and only 15gb dedicated to Ubuntu's installation because of a screwup. I have very little resources at my disposal, as I'm using a netbook with no optical drive, and I can't seem to get the liveusb to work. It just stalls after the menu with an error message. I have no way to connect my machine to the internet, and I've been forced to transfer files from a friend's computer. I'm running out of ideas, but one I thought of was to copy the install partition over to the larger partition. I'm not sure if it's possible, or if it would make a larger install or just a copy of the same size. I just want some clarification on how I would solve this issue, even if my idea doesn't work.

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Nov 15, 2010

I've got two external hard drives, a 2TB and a 320GB. I've recently come from Windows 7. On Windows 7 I wrote a batch file which checked whether both hard drives existed and then copied a couple of folders from the 2TB to the 320GB without overwriting. I've been trying to work out how to do the same under Linux without much luck. I've tried rsync but it looks like it overwrites. Does rsync overwrite?

If it helps, the batch file I wrote in Windows

if exist D:320GBDrive (if exist H:2TBDrive (xcopy H:2TBDrive* D:320GBDrive /I/E /-Y < C:decline_copy.txt))

Which basically checks for drive D:, checks for drive H: and then copies the contents of the folder on drive H to drive D and says no every time it asks to overwrite.

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