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    Creating boot USB flash drive

    I have a copy of Knoppix_V7.0.4DVD-2012-08-20-EN.iso which I downloaded and used to create a boot DVD using Nero. It works fine on both an older ASUS computer and a recent Gateway machine. The ASUS BIOS does not allow USB boot but the Gateway does. How should I go about creating a boot USB flash drive on a 16GB CoreMicro flash drive

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    Boot USB flash drive

    I found Universal-USB-Installer - Easy as 1 2 3_USB PenDrive Linux.htm which describes how to do it and has a link to download the application.
    It worked well.

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    flash-knoppix is Your friend!

    Nothing against Tools like Universal-USB-Installer, LiLi or unetbootin - But it's better to use the flash-knoppix program included with Knoppix. That one can create a LiveUSB-Installation on a big enough flash storage device. This means: Using a persistent overlay file system on the flash storage, one can have a portable system, remembering all changes (i.e. data files, user-installed Debian software) across reboots and computers!

    By choosing to boot from such a flash storage device without the overlay file system mounted, one can still use it like a LiveCD or LiveDVD system (without personal changes). The persistent overlay file system can even be password-protected/encrypted, making a flash storage device with private data sharable with other people.

    This works even better with newer Knoppix releases, allowing one to fill a >= 16 GB flash storage device with the 4.3 GiB KnoppixLiveDVD + 10 GiB personal stuff (by using flash-knoppix2, the experimental installer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by STraute View Post
    Nothing against Tools like Universal-USB-Installer, LiLi or unetbootin - But it's better to use the flash-knoppix program included with Knoppix. That one can create a LiveUSB-Installation on a big enough flash storage device. This means: Using a persistent overlay file system on the flash storage, one can have a portable system, remembering all changes (i.e. data files, user-installed Debian software) across reboots and computers!

    By choosing to boot from such a flash storage device without the overlay file system mounted, one can still use it like a LiveCD or LiveDVD system (without personal changes). The persistent overlay file system can even be password-protected/encrypted, making a flash storage device with private data sharable with other people.

    This works even better with newer Knoppix releases, allowing one to fill a >= 16 GB flash storage device with the 4.3 GiB KnoppixLiveDVD + 10 GiB personal stuff (by using flash-knoppix2, the experimental installer).
    Today I purchased a new Lexar 64GB USB 3.0. I can build the Knoppix 7.05 DVD + a 10GB persistence?... Then in WinXP I created a Hold directory on the USB. My goal is to carry my audio and pdf book library (but it is currently using 99% of remaining space). Does this now mean I am using the 10GB space I created with Flash-Knoppix2? Question: Can I make a compressed area in the remaining 40+GB space and use it for storage? How many areas can we put on a USB stick? Thank you. PS. The 3.0 USB in a 3.0 Port is noticeably nice.

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    Please open a terminal. type
    Code:
    df -h
    and tell us the output from it.

    By the way, you can use the "Go Advanced" button to have more abilities to format the posting; use the icon "Wrap [CODE] tags .." and insert the output within the tags.

    If "noscript" is active for http://knoppix.net/forum/ disable it for this website; otherwise you cannot use the format abilities.
    Last edited by Werner P. Schulz; 06-23-2013 at 07:47 AM.

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