Installation of DebEX to a USB stick
(To perform the installations you must be root)

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NEWS 210215
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 anymore.

A) Installation without persistence
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 installation:

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 debex-64bit-kde-plasma-refracta-calamares-1970mb-210215.iso 
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...).
: Do not use /dev/sda. (You will then delete the partition on which you probably have a Windows system).
: 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 (no persistence)
1. Follow the instructions 1-3 above
2. Run the installation command dd bs=4M if=debex-64bit-kde-plasma-refracta-calamares-1970mb-210215.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync

Alternative in Windows
One alternative in Windows is Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way. Use the dd command. A third alternative is Etcher. (Possibly the best). Persistence can't be enabled though.

The installation to USB works in the same way for DebEX Gnome and DebEX Barebone (LXQt/Budgie).

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