Somewhere on this form I read a very good set of instruction including an ISO downloader. I can not find this information. Using search I asked for 'ISO USB" nothing came back. Can someone point me to the correct thread. Thank you.
Do you mean as an installation medium or as a persistent drive
I would like to use Ubuntu with a USB.
Dos, CPM; IBM had to make a a choose, we have to live with it. My personal feeling is to have had IBM go to 68000 instead of Intel. Thermal problem?Do you mean as an installation medium or as a persistent drive
to install using pen-drive
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to make a persistent Linux pen-drive [this is for Ubuntu, but will work with most distributions of Linux]
A Linux live USB drive is normally a blank slate each time you boot it. You can boot it up, install programs, save files, and change settings. But, as soon as you reboot, all your changes are wiped away and you’re back to a fresh system. This can be useful, but if you want a system that picks up...www.howtogeek.com
What prevents a person from booting to a live USB, and going through the install process, pointed directly to a second USB device?
If the BIOS doesn't know about the USB device it can't boot to it.What prevents a person from booting to a live USB, and going through the install process, pointed directly to a second USB device?
Side question relating to this thread: What is the wisdom of putting a persistent OS on a USB pen drive? Pen drives tend to have limited write cycles, so would wear out quickly, especially if moving a lot of data, or swapping. Why not use a portable HDD/SSD instead?
I can see how my question sounds like a BIOS question, but it's not. I was asking if there was any reason one could not install directly from a live USB to a second destination USB, which would then be a persistent drive. I know some people install to hard drive, make changes, then image back to a USB to build their persistent drive.If the BIOS doesn't know about the USB device it can't boot to it.
Generally you have go into the Boot section of the BIOS and make the USB device the first selection in the list.
None whatsoever that's the way I use to do it myself, you need a good quality pen-drive of 8 or 16 gb for the the ISO and another of minimum 32gb clean and formatted FATS or X-FATS as the destination drive, and 2 spare USB ports on your machine,I was asking if there was any reason one could not install directly from a live USB to a second destination USB, which would then be a persistent drive.
dd) It worked as of 2020/21-ish, I don't remember and IDK if some things have changed by the time someone reads this.
apt-get install qemu qemu-kvm ovmf -y
lsblkand you should be able to tell the device node it is by looking at the size alone. Chances are it's the last /dev/sd, but if you're not sure, run lsblk before and after plugging in your flashdrive; it's the new device. I'm calling it /dev/sdz for this tutorial.
#! /bin/sh # NOTE: the bios ROM path should be configured when you installed ovmf kvm\ -enable-kvm\ -bios /usr/share/qemu/OVMF.fd\ -drive format=raw,media=cdrom,file=mydistro.iso\ -hdb /dev/sdz\ -m 4096\ -smp cores=4\ -net nic\ -net user
chmod +x startvm.sh
./startvm.shand then you can treat the entire thing as a normal installation.