andycon67
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Persistent usb

Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:59 pm

How hard is it to make a persistent usb stick ?

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kyrios
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Re: Persistent usb

Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:12 pm

andycon67 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:59 pm
How hard is it to make a persistent usb stick ?
Well that's not hard... I did it with 2 usb sticks :
On the smaller/slowest stick, I write the installation ISO, then I did boot on it, I did plug the 2nd usb stick to install Solus on it.
The important things to know are:
1/ You must boot the usb stick in Legacy (BIOS) mode and not in UEFI mode. This is because the installer won't let you specify the boot loader location in EFI mode.
2/ During the installation you must be very careful and select the 2nd USB stick for the boot loader location.

The below screenshot is not a good example since it shows an EFI installation, but at least it gives you an idea on what you have to look for during the installation.

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