Here’s the scenario: I have an 8gb usb stick. I want to have two fat32 partitions on it. The first one will be used for storage and sharing files amongst windows machines and my laptop etc… In the second one I want to have a bootable copy of a recent manjaro iso so that in case of system failure I can use it to boot up.
I believe that in theory this is possible and I have been trying to follow the instructions on the arch wiki:
However, this seems to be one of the fundamental points where arch and manjaro diverge - I believe manjaro iso is using isolinux and the instructions on the arch wiki are using syslinux…Anyway I am not sure what to do… I tried just copying the contents of the iso over - but it doesn’t boot - I just get an isolinux error screen saying it’s unable to boot.
This is exactly what I did so far:
- Created two fat32 partions - 1st one is 7gb and 2nd 1Gb. Second one is flagged as bootable.
- mounted manjaro-jwm iso at /mnt/iso
- mounted /dev/sdb2 at /mnt/usb
- copied the contents of /mnt/iso to /mnt/usb.
So what’s next? Anyone have any pointers?