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Old 01-26-2019, 10:51 AM   #1
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usb boot with Linux Live Kit


I need a little guidance.

I'm working with the Linux Live Kit to make a redistributable distro I'm working on.
Linux Live Kit found here: https://www.linux-live.org/
I use_linux_iso.sh to create linux-x86_64.iso and it does that just fine, but where I need guidance is the USB portion.

I use these commands to setup the USB after I have the linux-x86_64.iso file created.

plug in usb thumb drive
fdisk -l
to see where usb is located
to burn iso to usb drive
dd bs=4M if=linux-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb

This copies files over to the USB but it does not make it bootable.
What do I need to do to make this a bootable usb? I must be missing something.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-26-2019, 12:55 PM   #2
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To make your ISO bootable from a USB drive you need isohybrid.

https://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Isohybrid
 
Old 01-26-2019, 03:39 PM   #3
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To make your ISO bootable from a USB drive you need isohybrid.

https://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Isohybrid
Ok, Iíll look into that, thank you.
 
Old 02-06-2019, 06:52 PM   #4
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If using live kit there is no need to dd the iso to usb, simply copy mounted iso's content to fat32 usb and as root issue command "syslinux -s /dev/sdx" where /dev/sdx is your usb, may be /dev/sdc1, etc.
You can use Unetbootin also.
Plus if you dd it I dont think persistence will work either.
Also, what distro are you using it on? Debian? Slackware?
 
Old 02-06-2019, 09:45 PM   #5
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If using live kit there is no need to dd the iso to usb, simply copy mounted iso's content to fat32 usb and as root issue command "syslinux -s /dev/sdx" where /dev/sdx is your usb, may be /dev/sdc1, etc.
You can use Unetbootin also.
Plus if you dd it I dont think persistence will work either.
Also, what distro are you using it on? Debian? Slackware?
Iím using Debian.
 
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Whic version of Debian? Also, did it work for you using unetbootin or manually copying to usb?
 
Old 03-16-2019, 07:33 PM   #7
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did you do this from the website you linked?

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To make bootable USB, unpack the generated TAR archive (also from /tmp) to your USB device and run bootinst.sh from the boot sub-directory.
 
  


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