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Offline Fab_

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Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« on: 30. November 2012, 16:37:32 »
Hi,

Is it possible to boot the iso image from a USB flash drive?

Actually, I do that very often with lot of other linux distributions, using dd command or UNetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) from Linux, Universal USB Installer (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/) or LinuxLive USB Creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ from Windows, but all these solutions failed with Manjaro!

Do you have any solution? Can you make the USB iso usable with these tools?

Thanks,

Fab_

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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #1 on: 30. November 2012, 17:25:42 »
You'll have to use Win32 Disk Imager, its kinda cruddy compared to all of the USB programs you've listed above but it does work. Here is the link: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer

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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #2 on: 30. November 2012, 22:25:14 »
USBTransfer will do the job fine  :)

http://blog.oguzkirat.com/usb-transfer/

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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #4 on: 01. December 2012, 16:35:10 »
but can i do also with the "imagewriter" an persistent live-usb?
this would be cool! some ideas how to do that?
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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #5 on: 01. December 2012, 17:28:57 »
in Windows you can do this:

+ Download www.chrysocome.net/downloads/dd-0.5.zip

+ Once installed, open the command prompt and do this:

Code: [Select]
dd.exe if=/path/to/the/downloaded/iso of=/path/to/the/USB/device
Read more about it here http://www.chrysocome.net/dd

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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #6 on: 01. March 2016, 19:18:46 »
So I needed to create a USB boot for a friend today. I followed all suggestions from here (https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Burn_an_ISO_File) with no luck at all. I even tried all the suggestions using Windows without success. I finally broke down and burned the ISO (15.12 XFCE 64-bit) to DVD and was able to boot to Manjaro.

C'mon folks, I am a seasoned Linux user and if I can't created a bootable USB, how do you expect new users coming from Windows or other Linux users wanting to try another distro? I promote Manjaro whenever I can and I will hate to tell someone who can't create a USB boot to try another distro.

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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #7 on: 01. March 2016, 19:26:13 »
@kwisher, being an experienced Linux user you should know that different hardware can have different issues. On most machines I can boot from (micro) SD cards, but on some not. You didn't tell anything about the machine, do other distros boot from USB sticks on it? I have an old AMD PC which cannot boot from a USB stick, any distro, but it boots from CD/DVD. Nothing special.
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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #8 on: 01. March 2016, 19:26:53 »
So I needed to create a USB boot for a friend today. I followed all suggestions from here (https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Burn_an_ISO_File) with no luck at all. I even tried all the suggestions using Windows without success. I finally broke down and burned the ISO (15.12 XFCE 64-bit) to DVD and was able to boot to Manjaro.

C'mon folks, I am a seasoned Linux user and if I can't created a bootable USB, how do you expect new users coming from Windows or other Linux users wanting to try another distro? I promote Manjaro whenever I can and I will hate to tell someone who can't create a USB boot to try another distro.

Few others seem to have your problems. Why is that?

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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #9 on: 01. March 2016, 20:37:19 »
@kwisher, being an experienced Linux user you should know that different hardware can have different issues. On most machines I can boot from (micro) SD cards, but on some not. You didn't tell anything about the machine, do other distros boot from USB sticks on it? I have an old AMD PC which cannot boot from a USB stick, any distro, but it boots from CD/DVD. Nothing special.
Same hardware, Dell Optiplex 790 & Latitude 5520, boots fine from USB using Xubuntu, Mint, etc.

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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #10 on: 02. March 2016, 14:04:08 »
Same hardware, Dell Optiplex 790 & Latitude 5520, boots fine from USB using Xubuntu, Mint, etc.

Ubuntu-based distros ternd to use use a different ISO structure. Things like  Unetbootin will work for them, but not for Arch-based distros.
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Re: Boot Manjaro iso image from a USB flash drive
« Reply #11 on: 02. March 2016, 14:18:51 »
@Fab_  What problems are you getting?  I've created many bootable USB from ISO using dd each time and almost always worked.  The only time it didn't I checked the MD5sum and found that it was incorrect  :-[

Did you check this first?


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