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Somebody asked me to create a HowTo for creating my Ultimate Boot USB Stick which hosts all kinds of Live and Install Linux distributions for power administration, demoing and installation. So here it is: The Ultimate Boot USB Stick HOWTO!
Posted by Dragonlord on Jun 11th, 2012 Page 1 of 5
Who doesn't know this problem. The PC is messed up and you really could need a quick tool to get it working again. Or you are with a poor soul using Windows and you want to show what better OS the life has to offer. Or you just need to reinstall a PC with the matching OS right now. Of course you could haul around with you tons of CDs and DVDs but not only is this impractical it is also environmental pollution throwing away CDs en-masse whenever a new version of a distribution comes out. You could create a boot-stick out of distros but then you need one stick for every distro. Not any less cumbersome to haul around. Why not have the ultimate boot stick? Why not have one USB stick hosting all kinds of repair, demo and install Linux distributions? Why not have an ultimate boot stick for all situations in life?
This article shows you how to create your very own ultimate boot stick... your swiss army knife at the size of a thumb.
To create such a boot stick you don't need lots of tools. Actually all you need is a Linux system, a 16GB (or larger) USB stick and a fat Internet connection to download as many Linux ISOs as you desire. To make sure all works make sure you have the following tools installed (emerge, apt-get or yum them if required):
Quote:- unetbootin (you need this to install ISOs onto your boot stick)
- grub 1 or 2 (1 is enough but 2 gives you more spiffy splash image)
- fdisk (or any partition editor you want)
Now you only need a 16GB or larger USB stick to get rolling.