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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Not so important. I was just doing some trial and error experimenting. This was just a curiosity I had never noticed before.

    Both...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Yes that is the file.
    Oops, it looks like this is normal with the template images.
    The FAT32 boot partition can be moved, but it can not be expanded or contracted, at least the usable space can not...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Minor problem with mkusb_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_fat32_4GB_use-in-windows.img.xz
    I am unable to resize the ESP partition.
  4. [Fedora] Re: trying to reinstall latest fedora (32) alongsite ubuntu but the live USB isn't

    Gnome-Disks will do everything Etcher will do.

    - Select the Disk you want Ubuntu Live on.

    - Select the icon with three lines upper right.

    - Select Restore Disk Image.

    - Click Image to...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot Ubuntu 18.04 from external hard drive.

    You can make the install to USB drive pretty much fool proof using a Ubuntu image file.
    Sudodus has made some good ones.
    See...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: How to install windows from ubuntu without an external drive

    UNetbootin can make a frugal install to a corner of the hard drive.
    https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/wiki/installmodes
    - Select "Disk Image, ISO and the Windows ISO file.
    - Select Type:...
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    Re: Create bootable iso image

    Was that old or new 'usb-pack-efi'?
  8. Re: Booting Windows only if USB flash disk is plugged in.

    The method many Linux users use to only boot Linux when a USB stick is plugged in, is to install Linux on a USB stick.
    With Rufus you can install Windows to Go on a USB stick. Windows to Go is a...
  9. [all variants] Re: How to get further with the boot problem of groovy - looking for workarounds

    I have tested 16.04.x LTS, 18.04.x LTS or 20.04.1 LTS many times with mkusb_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_fat32_4GB_use-in-windows.img.xz. with great success.
    (I thought this was a Groovy...
  10. [all variants] Re: How to get further with the boot problem of groovy - looking for workarounds

    Sorry, I had put this as an edit to my last post:

    On the Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7-5775R, (UEFI), computer the error is

    initramfs unpacking failed
    decoding failed

    This happens with both the...
  11. [all variants] Re: How to get further with the boot problem of groovy - looking for workarounds

    Testing the latest mkusb_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_fat32_4GB_use-in-wins_2020-09-07.img.xz ISO boot template with today's Groovy daily. Direct booting of the ISO file works okay in BIOS mode...
  12. Re: Long term effects using a OS on a flash drive?

    SD cards come in different qualities.
    I do not think the military gets their SD cards from Amazon or eBay.
    I own at least a dozen bricked Flash drives, SD and micro SD cards.
    I can't blame any of...
  13. Re: Long term effects using a OS on a flash drive?

    This was my thought when trying to use a Lexar Micro SD card as a movie server for the house while I was on holidays

    The first time I just used a persistent install and did not save while I was...
  14. Re: Long term effects using a OS on a flash drive?

    There are many types of flash drives, from SLC NOR good for 1000000 writes to TLC NAND only good for up to 1000 writes. I have a 4GB that I use almost daily for over 13 years, for testing different...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: USB stick suggestion for installing a full Ubuntu in it

    I find lots of RAM more important than the USB stick. I understand that Ubuntu runs mainly in RAM once it gets going. My 15GB USB2 Fit seems just as fast as my 32GB USB3 Fit as long as I keep the...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: OS disk failed - questios concerning reinstall otions

    I use Grsync to copy my home directory from an old install to a new install.
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Attempting to create bootable Flash Drive for general use

    https://phillw.net/isos/linux-tools/uefi-n-bios/dd_unb_ubuntu-20.04_15GB_2020-06-26.img.xz

    This is what I would try first, The download is only 2GB, But I also have never touched a Mac. My...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Yes thank you sudodus.
    It is not so difficult to extract the .img file before using Etcher.
    It is probably better to use Rufus when working in Windows.
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Yes thank you sudodus.
    It is not so difficult to extract the .img file before using Etcher.
    It is probably better to use Rufus when working in Windows.
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Etcher worked with the 4GB .img after extracting it from the .xz.
    The 3.5GB .xz worked fine as is?
    At least now I know what works.
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    One is:
    cscameron@cscameron-T:~$ lsblk -b --output SIZE -n -d /dev/sdb
    4022337536
    The other is:
    cscameron@cscameron-T:~$ lsblk -b --output SIZE -n -d /dev/sdc
    4007657472

    Must be a flaw in...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I would like to see at least the original Template dd_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios.img.xz and the new Template mkusb_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_fat32_4GB_use-in-windows.img.xz remain...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    After giving the matter a little more thought:

    mkusb_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_fat32_4GB_use-in-windows.img.xz creates a drive with a 4GB Fat 32 partition visible to Windows 10 and...
  24. Re: How can I make a portable Ubuntu 20.04 installation?

    You can do no wrong if you unplug your internal drive before installing to the external drive.
    Make sure you boot the installer drive in the same mode, BIOS or UEFI that the internal drive boots in....
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Yes, I think for casual use I would use fat32_4GB_use-in-wins.img, but I don't want to be too hasty. Will confirm after I have given it a bit more thought.
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