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Old 12-04-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Downloading .iso and making a boot-able usb drive


My goal is to make a live usb of gparted from inside Mint 12.


I could not find gparted through the app manager in Mint 12 (can I uninstall that app manager and install another?)

so I went to SorceForge. After reading around I decided that I would use Tuxboot to make the live image on the usb and pretty much without thinking I copy/pasted the highlighted text (in the ping attach) into a terminal Terminal tells me I don't have git installed and then gives me the instructions how to get git. The result was the output in the pdf and a file folder in my Home Directory.

I'm stuck as far as how to get Tuxboot installed and then have it make a live copy of gparted on a usb flash drive.

I know you guys aren't school teachers. I don't know any other way to start - I tend to break things - alot. So did I break something? What would have been the right way?
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:58 AM   #2
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If you've already downloaded the gparted iso why not just use unetbootin? I don't see the advantage in using tuxboot, or am I missing something here?
 
Old 12-04-2011, 04:10 AM   #3
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If you've already downloaded the gparted iso why not just use unetbootin? I don't see the advantage in using tuxboot, or am I missing something here?


nebootin
 
Old 12-04-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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try unetbootin it works extremely well
just download it from sourceforge locate a .iso file and the usb disk will be created within seconds. if you are trying to make a linuix image options are included in it andf if you want any other image to be made, just select the 1st option and select the iso file and make the usb.
installing via the terminal:
sudo apt-get install unetbootin
enjoy
 
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pendrivelinux.com has a few ways to do that. Either a multiboot install or a grub4dos boot to iso's might work.

You could also do real installs to the usb but it would have to be a larger usb. The tuxboot uses the compressed filesystem that the live cd has to it can be put on a smaller usb.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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How does this help to clarify anything?
 
Old 12-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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No need to use unetbootin

linux mint dvd has an app to create a live usb called 'Create Startup Disk'
 
Old 12-04-2011, 07:39 PM   #8
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How does this help to clarify anything?
From the GParted website:


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CAUTION: Unetbootin creates a different boot menu.
Therefore it is recommended to use method A or B.
If you already have Unetbootin installed on your computer then skip to the next step (2).
Otherwise download and install Unetbootin on your MS Windows computer.
Download the GParted Live iso file.
From Windows, run the Unetbootin program and follow the instructions in the GUI to install GParted Live on your USB flash drive.

Windows Method D: LinuxLive USB Creator

If you already have LinuxLive USB Creator installed on your computer then skip to the next step (2).
Otherwise download and install LinuxLive USB Creator on your MS Windows computer.
Download the GParted Live iso file.
From Windows, install then run the LinuxLive USB Creator program and follow the instructions in the GUI to install GParted Live on your USB flash drive

I guess it didn't clarify anything. I was just looking at the warning not really understanding it. So I thought I would try Tuxboot. My mistake.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #9
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No need to use unetbootin

linux mint dvd has an app to create a live usb called 'Create Startup Disk'
I found it Larry - I haven't quite figured out how to download and install except through the repositories. I'm coming from a Windows point of view and am used to going out and finding a program I want and clicking install. It's a little different and can be confusing until you do it once or twice.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 07:48 PM   #10
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pendrivelinux.com has a few ways to do that. Either a multiboot install or a grub4dos boot to iso's might work.

You could also do real installs to the usb but it would have to be a larger usb. The tuxboot uses the compressed filesystem that the live cd has to it can be put on a smaller usb.
Yea I know how to do it in a windows box, but I haven't quite figured out the process in Linux. I get it, don't get impatient with me - I'm coming from being a consumer of what Bill and company pushed at me to being doer and having to think with a different set of tools. What was confusing me was going out to SorceForge grabbing the iso and then not knowing how to use the commands to combine into the flash drive - I was trying to do it by command line instead of letting Unbootin do it for me.

I still haven't got it into a flash drive but is this (Knoppix) one cool os or what!

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #11
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to create a bootable usb you don't need to install anything, just open a console and type
Code:
fdisk -l
you will get your actual partition table with all the mounted disk.
Search for the usb disk you wanna use for your .iso image (you can recognize it by its size and/or file system) and note its mount point (should be something like /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc).
Now, assuming your mount point is /dev/sdb, type
Code:
cat /path_to_iso/image.iso > /dev/sdb
and when this process is done type
Code:
sync
et voilá, here it is a bootable usb..

it is actually very simple, much more then it looks like in my explanation..

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