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Old 03-22-2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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how to install Linux from USB


For some reasons I have to install Debian via ISO from a USB stick can some one tell me how should I proceed for that.
 
Old 03-22-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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A good start would be
http://www.google.be/search?q=instal...ient=firefox-a
 
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:24 PM   #3
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If you have the ISO on a usb you would need to boot it. You can boot it via grub4dos or grub4nt I think in some situations. See pendrivelinux.com for the multiboot page. Not all distro's work.

The normal way it to boot the computer from cd the iso after it has been burned to a CD. Most distro's offer a way to use liveusbcreator or nebootin or other means to install to a usb flash.

I guess it would be possible to boot to another live cd and use the iso but that get's a bit out of reach for newbie's.
 
Old 03-22-2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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This
http://blogs.koolwal.net/2009/02/25/...rom-usb-drive/
is probably one of the better guides to follow.

Cheers,

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Old 03-23-2010, 12:17 AM   #5
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See people do not come on forum to listen to this please give some valuable suggestion.That helps.I am very well aware of installing a bootloader on USB and copying kernel images to USB to begin installation.There are a lot of better people out over the forum who can suggest me more towards the process.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 12:19 AM   #6
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This
http://blogs.koolwal.net/2009/02/25/...rom-usb-drive/
is probably one of the better guides to follow.

Cheers,

Evo2.
Thanks a lot.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 01:39 AM   #7
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Just get Unetbootin and it will create you a bootable USB stick. Then just boot from your usb device.

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
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Just get Unetbootin and it will create you a bootable USB stick. Then just boot from your usb device.
Unetbootin is a great project, but last time I checked it didn't work with Debian installation media:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=563738

Evo2.

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:50 AM   #9
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I have had no dramas with Unetbootin and the associated ISO for several different distros,
including Debian (Lenny was the last I used)
 
Old 03-23-2010, 03:01 AM   #10
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I have had no dramas with Unetbootin and the associated ISO for several different distros,
including Debian (Lenny was the last I used)
Interesting. What version of unetbootin are you using?

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Old 03-23-2010, 04:07 AM   #11
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When I did that particular one I was at work so on windblows xp and used unetbootin-windows-372.exe
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:08 PM   #12
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This
http://blogs.koolwal.net/2009/02/25/...rom-usb-drive/
is probably one of the better guides to follow.

Cheers,

Evo2.
Well the method given on the blog is not able to utilize full capacity from my USB drive it is a 8GB USB and I can not access to the rest of space after

zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdb1

I have to download a Business CD from Debian site which I do not need I have already downloaded 4.2 GB media.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 04:12 PM   #13
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So what's your point? You ask for help, people help you, and you say you know how. I don't understand what you are asking. Maybe someone could come over and do it for you?
EDIT: Please clarify.

Last edited by brucehinrichs; 03-25-2010 at 04:14 PM.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 05:06 PM   #14
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See pendrivelinux.com for many guides.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 12:30 AM   #15
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If you have the ISO on a usb you would need to boot it. You can boot it via grub4dos or grub4nt
Thanks this worked.

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