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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @vidtek,

    Thanks for sharing your solution :-)
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @vidtek,

    I'm glad that at least one of my tips works.

    I'm afraid, that the problem with unplugging might be due to things happening in the computer's early boot sequences, for example that the...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @vidtek,

    If you made the persistent live drive with mkusb-dus (not mkusb-plug), the file system where grub.cfg resides is writable, so you can mount the partition and edit it. Add the extra boot...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I have made a jammy version of ppa:mkusb/unstable and of ppa:mkusb/ppa (the stable PPA). See the attached screenshot.
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    Re: Next Ubuntu release named 'jammy'

    The first iso files are published at the ISO tracker. I zsynced the Lubuntu iso file and it works live and persistent live. I have made a jammy version of ppa:mkusb/unstable, that works too. See the...
  6. Re: Any Linux distributions targeting mobile laptop computing in 2021?

    I'm asking the following questions in order to find out what kind of help you want from us.

    - Do you need experience from fairly new hardware (max 3 years old)?

    - Do you need experience from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Booteable USB for Legacy and UEFI

    Thanks @yancek :-)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Booteable USB for Legacy and UEFI

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Please specify which link and where we should expect details about the bios_grub partition.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Booteable USB for Legacy and UEFI

    @santy4tas,



    You must replace ESP by the actual mountpoint, where the ESP partition's file system is mounted, and if not mounted you must mount it.

    Do you know how to mount a partition with...
  10. [all variants] Re: rsync - restricted backup - include files failure

    I would separate exclude and include patterns into two separate files called via



    --exclude-from=
    --include-from=


    An alternative is to use the crude filter rules with + and -, but I think...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Computer won't shutdown

    - Maybe the file system need repairing and maybe some file is damaged. (Pulling the plug can cause such problems, even if there were no problems earlier, so there could be two reasons for checking...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Booteable USB for Legacy and UEFI

    The following links show ways that work to create an installed Ubuntu system, that can boot both in UEFI mode and BISO mode (alias CSM alias legacy mode).

    - How to Create a Full Install of Ubuntu...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Today (2021-10-16) I tested that mkusb can create working installer drives from a Windows 11 iso file



    $ dus Windows11_InsiderPreview_Client_x64_en-us__22000.iso
    dus 12.7.1
    live system or...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu partial install so i can use usb livedisk iso only

    mkusb can create persistent live drives from Ubuntu Desktop iso files as well as iso files with the Ubuntu community flavours. I would suggest using a flavour with a small footprint for your computer...
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    Re: How to check disk encryption LVM

    Like TheFu, I cannot see any LUKS containers. Is there a reason to think that there is encryption? In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS there were two alternatives, 'disk encryption' with LVM and LUKS, and 'encrypted...
  16. Thread: Inspired

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    Re: Inspired

    I've been absent from this thread for quite a while, but I have been corresponding directly with our team leader for the Ama-gi project, MAFoElffen.

    Anyway, in the meantime I have thought about...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: How to turn off all the bells and whistles/ basic mode/adjust for best perf.

    If you still want a graphical desktop environment, you can select Lubuntu or Xubuntu instead of standard Ubuntu Desktop.

    It is most efficient, if you make a fresh installation of one of those...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Persistent live server

    mkusb can clone most Linux iso files but can make persistent live drives only for Ubuntu Desktop, the community flavours (Kubuntu, Lubuntu ... Xubuntu), Debian live and some...
  19. [lubuntu] Re: Restore default terminal instead of qterminal?

    In standard Ubuntu Desktop gnome-terminal is the default terminal. The name of the program is the same as the name of the package for installation, so you can install it with the following command
    ...
  20. Thread: Inspired

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    Re: Inspired

    I tested the current version of the system-info script in two computers, one with version 18.04.5 LTS and one with 20.04.3 LTS and it works well :-)

    You may consider some further comments from us...
  21. Re: Enjoying Puppy Linux after many years on frugal install of Fossapup64 9.5

    I never used Puppy regularly, but I have tested several versions, and I agree with you that it is a nice Linux distro. Barry Cauler has continued with Easy OS. Have a look at it if you didn't already.
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    Re: Questions about cloning

    That is how it works. But if one drive is made for UEFI mode and the other one for BIOS mode, you must also switch boot mode in the UEFI/BIOS system. Many computers (but not all) can be set to select...
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    Re: Questions about cloning

    Are you booting in UEFI mode or BIOS mode (alias CSM alias legacy mode)? Check with



    test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios


    In BIOS mode there is no risk. In UEFI mode, there...
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    Re: Questions about cloning

    1. Computers can be different, but I think most computers can boot from the second drive, where it is sitting already. No need to swap the position. But I am sure there are exceptions, where you...
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    Re: Questions about cloning

    I agree with both previous replies.

    I want to add something about Clonezilla. It can clone, but also create an image. This 'Clonezilla image' is a directory with a number of files. The big files...
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