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Old 01-15-2016, 03:48 AM   #1
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create live usb / boot installation on linux


I have made usb stick in windows and installed Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (jessie)on my computer. How can I create a usb for another distro from in Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (jessie)? I looked in synaptic package manager for Unetbootin but did not find it. Thanks
 
Old 01-15-2016, 05:49 AM   #2
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ok I went to http://unetbootin.github.io/linux_download.html and clicked 64-bit binary button, and that downloaded unetbootin-linux64-613.bin to my downloads folder.

The page I mention above says...

To run these binaries, download them and run the command chmod +x ./unetbootin-linux, or go to Properties->Permissions and check "Execute"), then start the application by running ./unetbootin-linux


I can go in my downloads folder and right click the file then properties then permissions and the drop down for execute I can click anyone or owner or no one. if I put it on anyone then what do I do next?

what do I open it with? or how do I run it?
 
Old 01-15-2016, 08:00 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.


Post #7 details the procedure using the dd command to create a bootable USB drive from a downloaded .iso image in Linux:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ss-4175563817/

***You must be aware of the risks when you use the dd command, which for good reason is called the disk destroyer.

NB This method deletes all existing data present on the USB drive.


An alternative route is to install VirtualBox in Debian, then install other Linux distros inside VirtualBox:
https://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox

Either way, you first need to download (to Desktop or Downloads) the .iso image for your second Linux distro.

Example:

Linux Mint 17.2 MATE 64 bit:

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=192
 
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:13 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ.


Post #7 details...
Thanks for the good information. I appreciate it.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 09:04 AM   #5
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My favorite way to boot a linux .iso is to use the Rescatux CD, because it is so quick and easy, and you don't have to burn a DVD or USB.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 06:29 PM   #6
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There are a few ways to create a usb linux install.

One is to use one of the many Live to Usb programs. They take the special image file and place it on a usb in a manner that is between a live cd and real install. Many people like it.

Another is to use a hybrid iso image as stated above and use dd command. Many of the distro's come don't even bother to mention the iso is a hybrid image.

The way I tend to make a usb is by using a free virtual machine. On any host common OS you can install a vm. Create a vm client with no hard drive. Boot to some iso in the client and then attach the usb drive and then install the distro like normal.
 
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There are a few ways to create a usb linux install.

One is to use one of the many Live to Usb programs. They take the special image file and place it on a usb in a manner that is between a live cd and real install. Many people like it.

Another is to use a hybrid iso image as stated above and use dd command. Many of the distro's come don't even bother to mention the iso is a hybrid image.

The way I tend to make a usb is by using a free virtual machine. On any host common OS you can install a vm. Create a vm client with no hard drive. Boot to some iso in the client and then attach the usb drive and then install the distro like normal.
I think this sounds like a great way to do it and I will try it, if I ever get my second monitor to work. Right now I am feeling hopeless that I will ever get my second monitor to work. I posted about the problem ...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175563992/

Thanks.
 
Old 01-16-2016, 12:24 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the help.

I would love to get my monitors working...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175563992/

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