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dimanche 20 novembre 2016

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: live Linux

Three years ago, I wrote a small series about having all my favourite tools on a USB flash drive when I am on the go. Some things have changed in these years, so the time has come to write fresh blog posts on the subject. My main aim is a full portable Linux OS, and this third part is about just that!

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Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: boot loader

The following text is the second part of a reboot —as they say for films, now— of my 3-year-old series about having a universal Linux and Windows toolbox on a bootable USB flash drive. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I will also address the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This part is about the boot loader and miscellaneous tools accessible from there.

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vendredi 18 novembre 2016

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: BIOS and EFI

This is a new take on my 3-year-old series on the same subject, with the aim of having a portable toolbox for anything PC, from booting Linux, to having my favourite productivity tools at all time, to being able to rescue a broken disk or OS, and so on. This toolbox takes the form of a standard USB flash drive, made bootable and filled with all that I need, yet still uncluttered, and usable as any USB flash drive for transferring data.

This first article is about the “bootable” part.

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dimanche 22 septembre 2013

Test booting from your USB device without rebooting your Linux PC

Let’s assume you want to test that your newly bootable USB device is indeed bootable. Here’s a way to do this without rebooting, using VirtualBox.

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samedi 11 mai 2013

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 5

This blog post is part of a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I also addressed the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This last part suggests a better Grub2 menu allowing you to boot according to the present need, and a useful tip…

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vendredi 10 mai 2013

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 3

This blog post is part of a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I will also address the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This third part is about the portable Linux operating system.

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jeudi 9 mai 2013

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 2

This blog post is part of a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I will also address the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This second part is about the boot-loader and miscellaneous tools accessible from there.

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mercredi 8 mai 2013

Bootable flash drive for both Linux and Windows: part 1

This blog post starts a small series, with the aim of configuring a bootable USB flash drive for portable use on any PC. The main target is a full portable Linux OS, but I will also address the Windows OS, for those times when you have no choice ;-)

This first part is about the flash drive itself.

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