Ubuntu :: Create Live USB With Persistence Without Usb-creator?
Jun 16, 2011
I've tried using usb-creator to create a persistent live USB of Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit, but the program is useless. There's a bug in the program that greys out the options to enable persistence (see here for bug info). I tried workaround #4 listed in that link, but that didn't work either. When I selected another .iso which I moved to the /tmp directory as stated, the "Make Startup Disk" option then became greyed out as well. It'll make a bootable live USB but I need persistence. Is there a good way to do this without using that program And I tried Unetbootin twice, and it wouldn't boot the live system at all. After seeing the Ubuntu splash screen it just stalled at a black screen forever.
First things first, you will need:1GB or larger flash drive rEFIt (Link at the bottom) A linux installation, virtual machine, or live cdA Mac OS X installation/installation disk Administrator permissions gparted (comes on most linux live cd's) hfsplus/hfsprogs for hfs+ support in linux Alright Step one (in linux):Format your USB key with an MBR partiton table. Add an 8MB ext3 partition named "GRUB" for simplicity. Add a 16MB hfs+ partiton. Use the rest of your disk as FAT32. Step two (also in linux):Mount your ext3 GRUB partiton Open terminal and do "sudo grub-install --root-directory=<mountpoint> /dev/myusb", of couse replacing <mountpoint> with the mount point and myusb with the correct sdX. If you get an error saying that there is no bios boot partition (which you shouldn't), open gparted and select the grub partition and select the flag "bios_grub". Close GParted if it is open and reopen it.
Set the boot flag on the GRUB partition. Copy all of the contents of your live cd iso or cd (including the hidden folder ".disk") to your fat partiton. Skip the following steps in the step two if you don't want persistence In terminal create a zero'd out file called casper-rw in the fat partiton with "dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/LIVE/casper-rw". Replace the /media/LIVE with the mountpoint again.
Now type "mkfs.ext4 /path/to/casper-rw" and follow the instructions if there are any Step three (in mac):Open the rEFIt dmg and copy the "efi" folder to the hfs+ partiton. Locate the file called "enable.sh" in the efi folder Open a terminal and type "sudo " and then the path to the enable.sh. (You can find it by dragging the file into the terminal) Step four:Reboot your computer holding the option key Select rEFIt on your USB drive (If it doesn't appear take it out and plug it back in or boot all the way up and then reboot again) Select "Linux on HD" that has a picture of a flash drive on it. You will now be at the GRUB prompt, so type the following:
root (hd0,3) linux /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper persistent initrd /casper/initrd.lz boot
Of course take out the persistent part if you didn't use the persistence file. [URL]
I just downloaded OpenSuse 11.1 64 bit live cd from it's official site.I have live usb creater in my xp box , with the help of which I successfully created live USB for fedora 11 earlier. Now the problem is whenever I try to create live usb using Opensuse live ISO image after extracting all files to usb , it gets failed.The same thing is happening with OpenSolaris 11 live cd iso image. Does this mean that live usb creater I have, was only foe Fedora distros?
I have an Eee PC with a dead Hdd. I brought it back to life by installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a 16GB SD card. It works 100% but is sluggish.Now I am wondering, from the standpoint of reducing SD card access and writes, would it have been better to create a Live Disc on the SD card with persistence options? What I am thinking is that a Live Disc is designed to run out of RAM, and would thus reduce the activity on the SD card. The only thing this netbook will get used for is the internet. It is a netbook, so the performance is limited, but as far as netbooks go, it is top of the line with dual core and discrete nvidia graphics.
Before going too far it may be simplest to answer the question "Does Live USB Creator create a working system for Windows 7?" If not then don't bother reading further. I have installed Live USB Creator on a 32-bit Windows 7 computer but when I run it I can't for the life of me get it to recognize any type of drive. I've read and tried the instructions of using the command line with the --force [drive]: but that has no effect Maybe I am misunderstanding this whole program. From what I read about it, this program will create a working Windows system, place it on a USB stick and then run Windows on a different computer. In my application I would like to run it on my work computer which has Windows XP. If this application should work then will I have complete access to all my computer drives and files and the network/internet? I imagine I would need to install all necessary programs so that I could use them in Windows 7 and would I need to install those programs on the USB stick or could they be on a local hard drive?
I've completed the creation of a Live USB 9.10 install/configuration. I'm booting from a 16GB Flash USB now, with just about everything working, audio, video, wireless, etc. I'd like to remove some of the "live" features of the OS now, to make it more a bootable 9.10 full install. The first step, is to remove the auto-login feature of the live setup. I tried setting a password on the ubuntu user, but it still auto-logins.
I copy the debian-live-7.6.0-i386-standard.iso to the usb. Now i can live boot into the usb.
I also follow the guide "10.3.1 The persistence.conf file" to make /dev/sda2 my persistence partition. When it boot up and i add the parameter "persistence" it will works. But i want to know how to make it automatically boot with the parameter?
My guess is that i have to make my own live cd then copy to the usb again. If that is it, any tutorial how to make live cd from the live cd i already downloaded?
I have created a Fedora 15 live usb using LiLi-Usb with a persistence file of 2048mb, on a 4gb flash drive. What I would like to know is two things, will this allow me to update Fedora 15 on the flash drive?, and later, if I chose to install to the hard drive, will the updates cross over?
I am trying to make Liveusb with persistence i downloaded live gnome version which is in .iso format i also downloaded win32diskimager mentioned on this page Live USB stick - openSUSE but it only .img files i also tried unetbootin ,there is no option for 11.2 version my laptop doesn't have cd/dvd drive so to install on hardisk i have to do it by usb,so i thouht of going for live usb. are there any alternatives
why another slackish distro? Mine (will be) better than most Please try it before you criticize it It is quite unique in many ways I really did it to show how easily one can make their own 12.2 install into a live distro So, it is a proof-of-concept thing Desktop: My own JWM creation heavily based off Vector's JWM Display manager: Slim from Slackbuilds Packages: All pkg's are 12.2 slack, sbopkg's, and slapt-get/gslapt from Slacky, some others converted from absolute/salixos/source. I custom built the JWM desktop, systray-volume-control, and many from-scratch scripts.
The most confusing line is "Warning: cryptsetup is unavailable" - I took a look into the scripts, it checks if cryptsetup and askpass is executable if not this message. But:
I mounted the hdd-img file local and took a look: all binaries there.
So I tried a lot getting it working on boot time. I tried it with live-tools from testing, from wheezy and last but not least installed and pinned live-tools to unstable. Always the same. askpass isn't executable on boot time before mounting the persistence.
and yes, cryptsetup is inside package-list (otherwise live-persistence from within running machine with crypted partitions would not work). Live tools I used for last run is 4.0.3-1 from unstable, before tried with 4.0.2-1 from testing.
I was recently trying to use unetbootin for linux but no luck. i want a program that can create a live usb from a cd image i have on my computer, what is it called and where can i find it (it has to work in pclinuxos)
If I use Ubuntu's (10.4) Startup Disc Creator app to create Debian (Lenny) start up USB I just get (when using it on a separate machine) a black screen with the text "boot:" If I press Enter I get a pale blue screen but nothing else, some text if I press the TAB key, but it will do nothing. Is this because I use Ubuntu for a Debian OS or is there some other problem? I've noticed that the disc creator in Ubuntu only really likes Ubuntu related OSs. But since it recognised it when I created it I would have thought it'd work!
I searched but couldn't find this specific error. I'm using a Toshiba with Windows7 and a new 2 gb USB.
Fedora-13-i686-Live.iso selected Verifying filesystem... Verifying SHA256 checksum of LiveCD image... Error: The SHA1 of your Live CD is invalid. You can run this program with the --noverify argument to bypass this verification check.
I need aufs support/patch for kernel 220.127.116.11 as i i need to create a live linux distro for my organization and linux live scripts (the scripts which I am using for creating live linux distro) require aufs and squashfs support. There is a directive for squashfs in kernel configuration file but nothing for aufs and the patch available at linux-live site seems not to work.
I'm a Kindle DX owner and I normally download some free PDFs from the internet, but I prefer to read then using the PRC format. As I'm a Linux user, I can't use Mobipocket Creator, then I want to ask for a alternative.
I would like to be able to create my own live Ubuntu 9.10 CD. Ad a couple of utilities like gparted and AIR-2.0.0 and then remaster the whole thing to create my own simple utility CD. Is there any instruction links out there for creating a live CD?
i have just receive a 4gb USB flash drive in the mail today. And I was wanting to make it into a live usb. when i first put it in my pc it mounted. So i tried making it a live USB by using the Startup Disk Creator in the System>Administration folder. I select the ISO and select sdh1 and hit create. After it got created it. whenever I stick the USB in it never mounts the USB. Also when I try to boot from the USB it just bypasses it and goes to the hard drive.
So I formatted it and tried doing a live USB via Unetbootin same thing happened again. I have an 8GB usb that works when I did it, but not this 4GB i just received.
I am creating an application using Gambas. I want to create my own Ubuntu Live CD and have this application on the Desktop. Is there a fool proof, easy, point and click application that will allow me to create this type of Live CD? I think all I need on the CD is gedit and open office and firefox.
im trying to make a live usb with ubuntu 11.04 but i cant get it to start up. when i boot from the usb it all looks like its going well, the ubuntu letters come up with the 5 dots below that go from white to orange...then after a few minutes it disappears and my screen starts scrolling numbers. it looks kind of like something out of the matrix intro.
i have an eee pc 900 running an older version of the ubuntu netbook remix. i tried making the usb from the built-in start-up disc creator and i tried it also using unetbootin. same error both times. i also tried redownloading 11.04.
i have made a lot of live usb's before with various other versions of linux using unetbootin and never had any problems. whats going on?
I'm sure this is possible to do, but how do I create a Ubuntu install cd that uses my current config. Ideally I would like to be able to install exactly what I have on my system now, without user files. Wine, Ccsm, amarok, audacity, themes the whole nine yards. I tried using a program called Ubuntu Customization Kit, but it wouldnt let me mount the normal ubuntu install .iso file. This would avoid the hour and a half post-install config every time I screw Ubuntu up as well as stripping off many of the programs I don't need...
I want to create a custom live cd of off peppermint os one. I want to add specific software, and delete some packages i don't really need. How can I do this Reconstructor is not what i want, because i am forced to use Ubuntu or Debian, remastersys doesnt work for me since I see no option in using peppermint one as a live cd.
I'm attempting to create a persistent live USB. My flash drive is 32 GB, so I plan on creating a 8 or 16 GB ext casper-rw partition for my persistence (as described here.) I would like to have the remainder of the space available as an NTFS partition. However, most of what I'm reading indicates that only FAT32 is possible for a bootable Ubuntu USB.
I've been told that if I simply installed to USB drive as if it were a regular old HDD, it would be bootable and I could simply format the rest as NTFS. I'm wondering if this is true and why all these utilities I've found (Linux Live USB Creator, Universal USB Installer, etc...) insist on FAT32. Persistent (>4GB) bootable usb, with the rest of it a windows-recognizable NTFS partition?
From the following link I have downloaded "Ubuntu 11.04 desktop i386" in rar form but when I unrar it I cannot find the ISO file to create a Live CD as the only one that can be burned with Nero is the rar file stated above.Or else wubi.exe or USB creator .exe.
I'm working to setup an small PC as a kiosk, I was able to create an USB pen drive with ubuntu 10.10 with a persistent area and I made all the changes I need, everything works but if the PC loss power in most of the cases the file system is corrupted. Now I'm trying to generate a non persistent USB drive, but I'm having some problems. I was able to install remastersys and create an ISO image of my system (dist) but when I tried to create the USB drive using different Programs, in all cases I get the boot menu but it never complete the login, it just try to keep booting. The only messages I saw when I create the iso image is a bunch on chown operation fail from remastsys, I'm not sure if it is part of the problem. how to create an USB read only from a persistent one ?