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help to run linux from usb

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#1 Guest_nickko_*


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 11:45 AM

hi to all,


i was running puppy linux slacko 5.3.1 from usb on my old fujitsu esprimo desktop for surfing the net


unfortunately i cannot be booted from usb anymore 


i have tried o install again puppy linux on usb from the live cd but this is not possible due to the follow error


cannot read from iso file


i have downloaded a newer version of puppy (6.3) but again i have the same error when i am trying to install puppy on usb


i need any version of puppy that can be installed on usb 


thanks in advance

Edited by nickko, 03 February 2016 - 11:45 AM.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

What tool are you using to put the ISO on the USB drive? That error makes it sound like a corrupted .iso file.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 12:37 AM

Can try a tool like http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/


Just follow the guides and select the options.  (MAKE SURE you pick the flash drive and not your OS for install.  Just saying :-)

Ive used this for Kali Linux, win, boot tools, duel OSs on and on. 

Works cross platform with Win OS and others as well.


good luck

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 01:31 AM

When you say install you mean install to USB like it was a hard drive?


Heres 1 way of doing it.

How to install Puppy Linux (frugal) and configure Grub2 bootloade

Edited by NickAu, 04 February 2016 - 01:31 AM.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:12 AM

good afternoon to all,


many thanks to all for the replies


i have tried the usb universal installer to install puppy slacko on the usb although the usb stick was not bootable


dear  czarboom it seems that your solution is the easiest


dear nickau i will try your link but i remember that the procedure to install puppy slacko on usb was much easier or something i am missing...


i am trying now the universal installer... everything is running ok but the create box is still not accessible



thanks again to all

Edited by nickko, 04 February 2016 - 09:29 AM.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 10:07 AM

I wrote a tutorial some time back for creating a bootable USB ... http://www.malwareremoval.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=618203#p618203


The tutorial was about using Puppy to recover files on a Windows machine, but if you read and follow Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3, then provided things go without problem you should be able to boot into Puppy.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:29 AM

hi to all.


great ! running puppy linux from usb is working now


thanks again to all for the replies

#8 Gary R

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 12:02 PM

Good to hear you got things working again. :thumbup2:

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