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Boot from USB stick not possible?

Posted: 15 Jan 2015, 10:15
by Archybaldos
I have a situation where I can not use the CD.
Grub4dos not solved the problem. Please, consult loader for USB stick installation. CD-emulation or what?
Any ideas?


Re: Boot from USB stick not possible?

Posted: 15 Jan 2015, 11:38
by francois
1.0 Use your usb key as a cd.
With no linux system on your box, write the iso file to the usb that will then act as a CD (really watch what you do, do not pick the wrong partition, i.e. you hdd):

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fdisk -l (to get to know the device occupied by the usb key)

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dd if=/path/to/iso/porteus-version.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M;sync
2.1 Install porteus to the hdd after creating a partition.
Then hdd install with your favorite grub loader or grubconfig:

2.2 From hdd installation, install on the usb key.
And then with the porteus installer the panel menu and system tools submenu back on your usb key.

3.0 Alternate procedure to hdd temporaty install with the copy2ram bootup of the usb. (I did not try, but it should work)
I imagine that copy2ram cheatcode might permit to use the usb key (CD dummy) to install porteus to the same usbkey, once porteus is loaded in the ram of your box. Just reformat the usb key and use porteus installer from the system tools menu.