How to boot Linux from USB?

Started Jan 4, 2013 | Questions thread
joey_B
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Re: IOW, this way...
In reply to Jim Cockfield, Jan 19, 2013

Jim Cockfield wrote:

IOW, you just create an empty file using dd named casper-rw and create a file system inside of it, as this page shows:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/how-to-create-a-larger-casper-rw-loop-file/

Then, copy that casper-rw file to the root folder of the USB flash drive you setup with YUMI. Then, edit the .cfg file for a specific distro you want to setup with persistence (you'll find the .cfg files under /multiboot/menus) and add this "cheat code" to the end of the boot lines calling the kernel for it: -- persistent

Then, you should have persistence for that distro.

With Windows, they have a tool you can use here:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/casper-rw-creator-make-a-persistent-file-from-windows/#more-3157

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JimC
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Yep, I'm familiar with the procedure. I only was thinking that the casper-rw could be in the folder the distro is in. If it has to be on the root of the USB, then as you say there can be only one distro using it.

changing the backdrop for the bootloader wasn't that hard... I now have a pig boar wearing a pearl necklace as my backdrop whenever I boot up.

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