Usb bootable live knoppix distro

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Is there a Linux live usb distro ?

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Rahul ShendeJr. Linux System Administrator

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you can try ubuntu
Rahul ShendeJr. Linux System Administrator

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it allows you to use live without installation using usb stick.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

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Debian would be a good choice.  It's stable and runs on just about anything.

You will need to know what the CPU in the host system is, and whether the system is 32-bit or 64-bit.  Beyond that, very little is required other than a USB drive large enough to hold the live image.

Note that the system must be able to boot from a USB stick, and the BIOS/UEFI must be set to do so.  Obvious perhaps, but often overlooked.

https://www.debian.org/CD/live/

As the page says, see the FAQ for information on how to use the images.  There are several choices and not all of them may work on any given system.
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Prabhin MPDevOps Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018

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You can try Ubuntu Desktop ISO for that. The size of Ubuntu desktop ISO is 1.8 GB, You can use 2GB Pendrive for that.
Use rufus to create a bootable pendrive,
Here is the link to download rufus  for windows. If you are using Linux then use Etcher for creating Bootable CD.
https://rufus.akeo.ie/
David FavorFractional CTO
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As several folks have suggested.

Use Ubuntu, as hardware auto sense for driver installation tends to be slightly better in Ubuntu.

If you're use to resolving driver problems by manually installing them on live system, doing this on a Live USB drive install is very different.

Best to start with Ubuntu.
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer

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The first paragraph on the Knoppix site starts
KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on CD, DVD or USB flash drives
so clearly USB booting is available.
AFAICS, Knoppix is the gold standard for live distributions.
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer

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I've started a torrent to download 8.2. Have to go out soon, so will get back with my experiences of making a USB later
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer
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I now have a Knoppix USB.
Here's the deal: you have to burn a DVD and boot that on a system with an optical drive. When it's finished booting, you have 2 "desktop" items:
1. KNOPPIX
2. Install KNOPPIX to ...
Click item 2 and follow the prompts. You have options to do fancy stuff but I just made a regular boot image. Remember (I didn't the first time) that if only a single option is displayed in a screen, you still have to select (click on) that option before touching OK.
The process is really simple - nice job.
Hi,

use Rufus to create a bootable usb drive from almost any distro. Just get the iso and create the usb.

Cheers
My bad Prabhin MP already mentioned that in an earlier comment.

cheers
Software Developer
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You can use the unetbootin utility to make a bootable USB from a Knoppix iso. Unetbootin requires syslinux and p7zip.
The resultant stick has its own boot menu (rather than the Knoppix startup screen) and on booting there is a warning in pink that the overlay disk is too small. But then you get a Knoppix session. From that session you can Kbnoppix's own USB installer to make a comopletely normal bootable USB.
If you try this be warned: the "writing data" progress bar disappears after it reaches 100% but you must wait for the prompt telling you you can remove the device (can take many minutes).
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer

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Rufus looks nice but only builds under Windows
11:22:38$ head -n21 src/bled/libbb.h
/*
 * Library header for busybox/Bled
 *
 * Rewritten for Bled (Base Library for Easy Decompression)
 * Copyright © 2014-2015 Pete Batard <email removed>
 *
 * Licensed under GPLv2 or later, see file LICENSE in this source tree.
 */

/* Memory leaks detection - define _CRTDBG_MAP_ALLOC as preprocessor macro */
#ifdef _CRTDBG_MAP_ALLOC
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <crtdbg.h>
#endif

#ifndef LIBBB_H
#define LIBBB_H 1

#ifndef _WIN32
#error Only Windows platforms are supported
#endif

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Prabhin MPDevOps Engineer
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@duncan
You are not only one who answered the question.

How can you assign only for you?
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer

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Sorry but I did not regard Ubuntu as qualifying as a useful contribution. I researched Rufus and it is not helpful either (windows only).
Prabhin MPDevOps Engineer
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Etcher is already mentioned which support linux operating system.


Can you please tell on what judgment you have assigned point only for you without any author reply
Prabhin MPDevOps Engineer
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Etcher is already mentioned which support linux operating system.


Can you please tell on what judgment you have assigned point only for you without any author reply
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer

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I already did. Stop whinging - this isn't an "everybody gets a prize" show.
Does Etcher do what the QA asked for? Have you tried it? You didn't even provide a link.
Prabhin MPDevOps Engineer
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Is there a Linux live usb distro ?

As a linux server admin, I'm using etcher from past 3 years.

question is for linux distro
Not for Rufus and Etcher.

You didn't even provide a link

adding links is helpful for the user if he is not able to find out.

if anybody search for etcher in google, result in first links.

Do you think for these things need to provide links?



everybody gets a prize

how can you say that your's is the perfect answer? did author say your answer is correct? You yourself assigned all   the points without going what other people said before you.
 
There are many people who answered for Question before me and you.


adding links is helpful for the user if he is not able to find out.

I'm not fighting to get the points. I don't have any issue if points are not assigned to me. I telling about the scene which i have seen here.
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer

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The question author has not seen fit to comment, so we have to assume he is satisfied with the answer provided.

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