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#1 2016-02-26 14:01

Jerome
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Creating a bootable usb

I have Q4OS on my main desktop and would like to install it on my netbook (which doesn't have a cd drive). I'm not sure how to create a bootable usb drive or what software is available to do this?

Any help appreciated.

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#2 2016-02-26 14:36

q4osteam
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Re: Creating a bootable usb

The easiest way is to plug your usb in, do not mount it, and run in terminal:
$ sudo cp iso-file.iso /dev/sdx
where
'sdx' is the target usb drive, for example 'sdb'
'iso-file.iso' is downloaded cd image, for example 'q4os-1.4.7-x64.iso'

Alternatively you can use 'unetbootin' software.

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#3 2016-02-26 14:57

Jerome
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Re: Creating a bootable usb

Thanks q4osteam, the first option worked ok.

By the way, very nice OS. I've been looking for a replacement for XP and this is excellent.

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#4 2016-02-26 17:11

Jerome
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Registered: 2016-02-26
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Re: Creating a bootable usb

Having successfully installed Q4OS on my netbook I would like to restore my usb stick to its original state; how do I do that?

Thanks again and sorry for the noob questions.

UPDATE: I figured it out. I guess I should use Google first before coming here... ;-)

Last edited by Jerome (2016-02-26 17:24)

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#5 2016-02-26 20:52

Dai_trying
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Re: Creating a bootable usb

big_smile Guilty smile

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#6 2016-02-26 20:53

bobby
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From: California - Arizona, USA
Registered: 2015-12-24
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Re: Creating a bootable usb

Oh So Much do I do that sad


No Longer Using Q4OS

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#7 2018-01-09 04:15

Gamsoer
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Re: Creating a bootable usb

q4estam wrote:

The easiest way is to plug your usb in, do not mount it, and run in terminal:
$ sudo cp iso-file.iso /dev/sdx
where
'sdx' is the target usb drive, for example 'sdb'
'iso-file.iso' is downloaded cd image, for example 'q4os-1.4.7-x64.iso'

Alternatively you can use 'unetbootin' software.

I used to follow this guide to create bootable DVD . Obviously I failed, the DVD or CD is not a good carrier, now i wan to try making bootable USB ,
If the USB can be booted , How much memory do we need for USB ? any effective user guides ,

Last edited by Gamsoer (2018-01-16 04:39)

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