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Old 12-12-2010, 03:47 AM   #1
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Centos Live USB

Hi all.

This time the question is very simple. I have heard about liveusb and the idea really clicks me. Is it possible to have liveusb so that i can boot up my system (whether windows or linux) to liveusb linux, and then access the contents of hard disk ?

Can someone point me to a like which explains the process of accessing data at hard disk in detail ?
Old 12-12-2010, 06:36 AM   #2
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Yes, it is possible. There are several tutorials on how to create a bootable USB. The directions can have some distribution specific items (e.g. Suse has some custom scripts that are used to create a USB boot from the live CD) in them so you will want to find (google) some for your install. You mentioned CentOS in your subject: here is a link.

Once you are running your 'liveUSB' you will very likely have access to the hard drives automatically via the file browsers. If you do not, you can manually mount them and even add entries to your fstab to make the mounts permanent.

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Old 12-12-2010, 07:05 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot sir
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Dear sir, from the link you provided, following is the quote

A persistence feature is not being utilized in this tutorial so you will NOT be able to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots

What does the above mean ? does it mean i cant save data on my pc hard disk ?

Kindly guide me
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Take a look at for ways to add in persistence. If you want it may be possible to add that file to the hard drive but most people do not.


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