Flash drive installs using Linux Category

Make an exFAT Bootable USB Flash Drive

open command prompt as admin

How to Make an exFAT Bootable USB flash drive. First we will format the USB with multiple partitions. Install Grub2, and then boot. This method works for both Legacy BIOS and EFI booting. UEFI boot requires the creation of a Fat/Fat32 partition, which is covered in this segment.

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Install GRUB2 on USB from Linux

Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop

How to Install Grub2 on USB from Linux to make a BIOS an UEFI bootable USB that can boot on all Machines. In the following tutorial, I’ll show you one way of easily installing Grub2 Bootloader to a USB Flash Drive from an up and running Linux Operating Environment. Ubuntu was used to perform all of the steps in this guide. Upon completion, your device should be able to boot from both UEFI and BIOS machines using 32 or 64bit architectures.
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Boot Multiple ISO from USB via GRUB2

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Boot Multiple ISO Files directly from USB using GRUB2 from Linux. Here is one way to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive (Multiboot ISOs) from a running Linux environment. Eventually, you will want to pick up a larger external storage device in order to include every bootable ISO entry. Here are some of the Fastest USB Flash Drives we have tried and personally use.
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Create a Larger than 4GB Casper Partition

GParted - Create a New Ext2 Partition

The following tutorial will show you one way to create a writable Casper partition on your USB flash drive. The benefit of using a casper-rw partition as opposed to a casper-rw block file is that you can expand your persistent storage beyond 4GB. This is very useful if you have a flash drive that is 8GB or larger and you want to use all of its remaining space for persistent storage. The drawback is that Windows will not see the secondary casper-rw partition (in Windows, your drive will appear to be smaller than it is).

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Using UNetbootin to create a Linux USB from Linux

UNetbootin DiskImage ISO Option

How to Install and Use UNetbootin from Linux: UNetbootin is a Live USB creation tool that can be used to create a Live Linux USB flash drive. One nice feature of UNetbootin is that the tool is offered for Windows and Linux. In the following, I will cover how to quickly get UNetbootin up and running within an Ubuntu Linux Operating Environment.

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MultiSystem – Create a MultiBoot USB from Linux

Drag and Drop ISOs

How to Create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive from Linux: Multisystem is an awesome tool created by LiveUSB.info, that works similar to our Windows based MultiBootISOs USB creator, but was created for use within Linux. It also uses Grub2 instead of Grub Legacy, and can be run from within Ubuntu Linux to create a Custom Multiboot UFD containing your favorite Bootable Live Linux Distributions.

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