Installation of DebEX to a USB stick
(To perform the installations you must be root)
The DebEX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid,
which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a
USB pen drive.
Note: There is no Persistent alternative in DebEX
A) Installation without persistence
DebEX can be installed/transferred to a USB stick directly
from the ISO file. It might be good to use this method if your
computer lacks a CD/DVD drive, or if you just prefer to run
Linux systems from a USB stick.This is the way to perform the
1. Boot up a Linux system (Ubuntu or...) and
download the ISO file
2. Open up a terminal and cd to the folder where the ISO file is
3. Insert a USB stick and make
sure which name it was given (/dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdc1 or
4. Run the installation command cp
5. Then run the command sync
NOTE 1: It is not
necessary to format the USB stick. (Maybe you'll have to create
a new partition table though...).
NOTE2: Do not use /dev/sda. (You
will then delete the partition on which you probably have a
NOTE3: You shall not write /dev/sdb1
(which is easy to believe).
After following the instruction 1 - 5:
Restart your computer with the USB stick in place and change the
BIOS so that the
computer in the first place is booting from the USB stick.
NOTE4: If the above described method
doesn't work for you, you should try with another USB stick.
(Another brand). All different versions of SanDisk
are known to work very well.
B) Installation to USB with the dd-command
1. Follow the instructions 1-3 above
2. Run the installation command dd
Alternative in Windows
You can as an alternative to the above mentioned commands use Linux Live USB creator
(LiLi) in Windows. When using it it will look like this.
Persistence can't be enabled though. Be sure to
go to OPTIONS and choose "Recognized Linux" as
Debian Live 8.6 (Xfce4/Gnome/KDE) before starting the
installation. Another alternative in Windows is Universal
USB Installer. Choose Debian
Live. Yet another alternative is Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the
easy way. Use the dd
The installation to USB works in the same way for DebEX Gnome and