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    bootable usb flash

    Hi,

    I am novice in linux and
    I have to make bootable flash drive to boot linux distro from it.
    It will make ram disk so I'll need somewhere to save data.
    What i must do 2 partition one for boot and one for storage and how to make them
    Pls help me

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    Re: bootable usb flash

    Both Unetbootin and Startup Disk will do this. They install the O.S. then create an ext2 partition for persistence. A limitation of the 'liveUSB' is that the O.S. cannot be reliably updated. Here is one discussion of live USB compared to full install:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1480144

    Here is another though it's Fedora so terms are different:

    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=221719

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    Re: bootable usb flash

    10x for fast answer but i work with server platform and i dont know comands for Startup disc creator

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    Re: bootable usb flash

    Quote Originally Posted by nikibg View Post
    10x for fast answer but i work with server platform and i dont know comands for Startup disc creator
    I don't know what's installed with on a server install. I can launch USB creator from a terminal with this command:

    Code:
    usb-creator-gtk
    I doubt this would work if gtk is not installed. Unetbootin is available for both Linux and Windows if that is a better option.
    Last edited by kurt18947; September 1st, 2012 at 03:07 PM.

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    Re: bootable usb flash

    You can use dd if you're on a headless server. Info here.

    Or use LiLi if you have Windows access (my favorite program for burning bootable media).

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