I heard there is a way to install Linux inside “.img” file which is set as ext4 diskimage by DD command and mount as virtual partition to install.
I will then manually configure grub to boot from that diskimage.
The thing is, I don’t wanna install it inside ext4 partition. I need it to be NTFS for lots of reason.
I also found Manjaro live USB doen’t support persistent mode. If it had, that would be fine.
But my goal is to keep the OS inside NTFS filesystem by any means.
I heard people were successful installing Ubuntu that way. I like Manjaro a lot more than any debian distribution. I think there should be a way. But, how?
No Live System supports persistence by default, but there are ways to make it persistent.
Something to read:
Manjaro-To-Go LXDE with persistence
Original guide at USB LXDE with persistence | NIX NOTES
This guide is different than the usual guides I write - the purpose of this is to give any of you a serious tool in case of displacement due to war, evacuation due to natural disasters, riots, ban on religious practice etc. You can also use the stick at home for your occasional secure computing - you can have a normal computer in home - and when necessary you can boot the stick - do w…
ISO to USB no wasted space
Original topic on the archived forum. My notes on ISO to USB no wasted space
From time to time the question is raised on how an ISO is written to a USB stick, especially large capacity USB sticks.
Why can’t I use the remaining space on my 32GB USB?
This is because Manjaro ISO is a ISO9660 CD-ROM file system and this filesystem is immutable: you cannot change it. As such a 2GB ISO makes it impossible to use the excess space for anyt…
There was always the demand of persistent USB-images. Since our manjaro-tools are not able to produce them, we looked for a different way. We found ALMA, which we modified to our needs. With it it is easy to create your personal persistent USB-images. Simply install alma-git from our unstable branch and checkout our presets.
pamac install alma-git
You may also follow our video tutorials:
[Manjaro | Create a persistent USB-Stick easily]
[Manjaro | Add XFCE to y…
from archived forum:
Run Manjaro on a stick This is my learning experience - documented for those readers who like the adventure 🙂 This guide and the resulting USB is intended to run on generic hardware - any EFI based computer you may be close to and capable of booting...
Reading time: 4 mins 🕑
Likes: 20 ❤
Manjaro ISO From time to time the question is raised on how an ISO is written to USB - especially large capacity USB. Why can't I use the remaining space on my 32GB USB? This is because Manjaro ISO is a ISO9660 cd-rom file system and such...
Reading time: 2 mins 🕑
Likes: 29 ❤
We are all familiar with burning live usb stick to boot our Manjaro isos. That is useful when you are installing manjaro on a new machine. However, if you already have linux installed with grub, there is a better way to boot Manjaro iso files. I usually do this when I test new iso files for a new release or when I need to use a rescue system because one of my experiments rendered my installation unbootable.
You can boot the .iso file directly from your hard drive without burn…