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patounet 06-02-2018 01:57 AM

Zenlive USB key

I'm a newbie on this forum, coming from Slackware.
Few years ago I used Zenwalk with complete satisfaction, and I was disappointed when I saw it was the end ; but now I'm glad to see that the project restart.
So ; I've tried to install Zenlive on a USB by netbootin , dd command, but with no success in both way.
If someone of this community can tell me of to do.
I must precise that, as I'm French, the answer is easier for me to understand in this language ( but I can manage with it otherwise).
Thank everybody.

Keruskerfuerst 06-02-2018 05:43 AM

Try to burn the iso to dvd.

patounet 06-02-2018 10:12 AM

That's what I wanted to avoid , but maybe it's a good solution to test my iso .

patounet 04-08-2020 04:04 AM

Zenlive 7.0 usb key
Hello every body !

After a long time I come back with this subject;Ive tried to install zenlive7.0 on a usb key. I've formatted the key as a fat32, and I used the command dd if= etc.... but when I look how is my key, it's said that the partition is unknown.
Does someone know how to install Zenlive 7-0 on a usb key ( 7-0 because my laptop is quite old so it's a 386, so...)
Thank for all, and have a good day.

patounet 04-08-2020 05:10 AM

Zenlive 7.0 usb key
I'm back again,

I've wrote the Zenlive 7-0 on a usb key as said before,; when I go to this key, there is a scipt , but though I run this script as rootI got the answer :

mkisofs: Read-only file system. Error opening boot image file './boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin' for update.
In the folder up the one where is zenlive ( on may usbkey) I find a file zenlive.iso which is only 34,0 Kio !!!!
Except crying I don't know what to do

theCapitain 05-11-2020 12:51 PM

Hello patounet,
my suggestion is to use the liveslak script made by Alien Bob. It allows you to put on the usb stick a more up to date version of Zenwalk. I succeed with both Zenwalk_8.0 and current.
The procedure I followed is the following (maybe not the most elegant, but it works):
1) make some changes to the make_slackware_live.conf file, at least:

  SL_VERSION="current" (or 8.0 or whatever)

2) extract the Zenwalk ISO on the SL_REPO local folder
3) change directories names according to the edit you made at the config file. The directory tree should be as follow:

            |- {DISTRO}64-{SL_VERSION}/|- EFI/
                                        |- {DISTRO}64/|- a/
                                        |            |- ap/
                                        |            |- .../
                                        |- isolinux/
                                        |- .../

4) add the generic kernel package (download it from a Slackware repository) to the a/ folder and edit the tagfile adding the row: kernel-generic:REC
5) Since the script looks for some other file not included in the Zenwalk ISO I had to manually add them to the {DISTRO}64-{SL_VERSION}/ folfer:


I suppose you can simply "touch" them, anyway I took those of the official Slackware.
6) Run and you'll get the iso in the tmp/ folder.
7) Run -i /tmp/your_iso_name.iso -s, insert the usb stick and you are done.

patounet 09-18-2020 12:16 PM

Zenwalk on usb
Always late to answer,but with a good new. Don't know how, why but I succeded on installing Zenwalk on a key,and ona laptop with no problem, and even with joy .
And I'am really happy to find back Zenwalk, a really nice and powerful distro>
Thank's to all the person around this distro ; real good job !

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