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Bootable USB Creator on Linux

Posted by Samuel1991 
Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 04, 2019 03:57AM
I am new to Linux and be afraid of commands. Is there any built-in app in Debain to make a bootable USB?
Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 04, 2019 07:21AM
Can you be more specific about what you want to accomplish?

Most distros use "hybrid" images for there installation media these days which can be directly written to a usb drive via dd.I use grub-mkrescue to generate usb-bootable disk images for a custom Debian Installer I maintain.

There are many other ways to create bootable media but it depends greatly on what you are trying to do.
Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 04, 2019 04:48PM
Addition questions and suggestions.

Which box do you want to install Linux on? is that one of the ARM NAS we are supporting here? or a x86 laptop?

In both cases, there are ready-made Debian-based DVD installer image that you can use to install. Each of those images can be written to a USB thumb drive using Windows/Linux/Mac tool to make an installation disk (works just like DVD).

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Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 04, 2019 04:52PM
Samuel1991 Wrote:
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> I am new to Linux and be afraid of commands. Is
> there any built-in app in Debain to make a
> bootable USB?

(Opps, didn't see you there bodhi - when in doubt listen to bodhi and not me- I make the coffee and cry my stuff doesn't work LOL)

Hi Samuel1991,
I'm not only the slowest Linux user here but am learning it with a declining mind.

I'd say cheat, and use Windows for now to run Universal-USB-Installer. It's an EXE with no installer, just right-click Run As Administrator and you can make bootable USBs of pretty much any kind of Linux and most Windows etc.

Someday when I'm a Linux purist I'll use WINE in Linux to use this :-D

(you Linux people deserve medals for being nice to me)

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Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 04, 2019 05:40PM
Joey,

> I'd say cheat, and use Windows for now to run
> Universal-USB-Installer.
> It's an EXE with no installer, just right-click
> Run As Administrator and you can make bootable
> USBs of pretty much any kind of Linux and most
> Windows etc.

Very good advice, Joey! I did not know this tool exists.

> (you Linux people deserve medals for being nice to
> me)

Remember, we all used Windows in the old days. And most of us will probably use Windows forever at works :)

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Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 04, 2019 07:45PM
bodhi Wrote:
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> Joey,
>
> > I'd say cheat, and use Windows for now to run
> >
> Universal-USB-Installer.
> > It's an EXE with no installer, just right-click
> > Run As Administrator and you can make bootable
> > USBs of pretty much any kind of Linux and most
> > Windows etc.
>
> Very good advice, Joey! I did not know this tool
> exists.
>
> > (you Linux people deserve medals for being nice
> to
> > me)
>
> Remember, we all used Windows in the old days. And
> most of us will probably use Windows forever at
> works :)


Hey thanks a lot bodhi! Yeah I've had a blast using this and it's the main reason I was retrofitting my win machines with USB 3.0 abilities as well as trying to switch over to USB 3 sticks, is that it's so fast to load these up with whatever new distributions to try, uner a minute flat. Use Pogo to grab lots of Linux (rainy day testing weekend situiation).

With that encouragement maybe I'm ready for YUMI, said to be a step ahead of this but apparently you can have a USB stick with all the Mints including Debian Mints etc.
But if there's anything I've learned here it's how powerful Debian is - just amazing.

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-= Cloud 9 =-
Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 04, 2019 08:10PM
Joey,

> With that encouragement maybe I'm ready for YUMI,
> said to be a step ahead of this but apparently you
> can have a USB stick with all the Mints including
> Debian Mints etc.
> But if there's anything I've learned here it's how
> powerful Debian is - just amazing.

Debian Mint is "basically the same" as Ubuntu Mint (Mint is derived from Ubuntu which is derived from Debian, and more utilties added). So to keep it simple, you should just use Linux Mint, and use Cinamon as default too.

It is much easier for Windows users to use Linux Mint with no changes of options out of the box. Cinamon desktop GUI is closest to Windows Explorer that I am aware of. And you don't loose any Debian stuff by using Mint.

-bodhi
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Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 04, 2019 11:09PM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> (you Linux people deserve medals for being nice to me)
>
I hope you did not mean this (New York City taxi medallion).

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cheers.
Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 05, 2019 08:00AM
Samuel1991 Wrote:
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> I am new to Linux and be afraid of commands. Is
> there any built-in app in Debain to make a
> bootable USB?


Debian Tools:
https://superuser.com/questions/463555/startup-disk-creator-tool-for-debian

WIndows Tools :
https://www.howtogeek.com/127377/the-best-free-tools-for-creating-a-bootable-windows-or-linux-usb-drive/
Re: Bootable USB Creator on Linux
June 11, 2019 02:38AM
I was scared the first time I did this,i even failed 4 times,anyway,i have done it now.I suggest you check out some video guides beforehand,you need to know what you need for making Linux bootable USB.
Click it to get more: https://www.uubyte.com/linux-bootable-usb-creator.html
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