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Bootable Linux USB

Discussion in 'Linux - General discussion' started by kgtrain, May 24, 2007.

  1. kgtrain

    kgtrain Regular member

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    Hello to all,
    I have a bootable Linux ISO program on my computer which I would like to load onto a USB flash drive & make it bootable, instead of a CD. Is this at all possible and if so what would be the best way to go about it?
    Also could I still use it as an everyday flash drive & transfer information between computers with the bootable Linux ISO program still stored on it?
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Cheers
     
  2. krj15489

    krj15489 Regular member

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    why wouldnt you want to boot from a cd?
    it's really easy
     
  4. DMW

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    Download DSL, boot it from the CD and use the install to USB pen optoin. In about 5 mins from boot to re-boot you set to go from your USB pen drive.

    Hell of a lot slower boot time than using a CD, but easier to carry around.
     
  5. kgtrain

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    Thank you DWM it has worked. Ya I knew it would take longer but I hate carrying around cd's & the flash drive is on my keyring.. so much easier!
     
  6. DMW

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    Glad you got it sorted, it is a hell of a lot more convenient having it on a keyring, always there, just incase.
     
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    KGtrain,

    Once you did all that, did your linux ISO program automatically run from the thumb drive also? If so, this is exactly what I need to do as well. Only my linux-based ISO is on a CD and I want to put it on a thumb drive. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks a million!
     
  8. DMW

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    DSL (Damn Small linux) was the only one I have booted from a USB drive, simply because the option is built into the live disk and it was an easy operation.

    If you have a specific distro you are trying to get onto USb you could try looking at http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ as they give some easy to follow tutorials.

    Hope it helps.
     
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    no DSL is not the only one dude... theres a linux out there called Slax Kill bill edition it uses KDE desktop and it is nice for when harddrives crap out so u can serves them
     
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