Linux Booting a Live USB (Cannot use a CD)

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am trying to boot into GParted-Live or Ubuntu-Live off a USB, it just won't happen.

I formatted a USB with files for GParted-Live found here: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/liveusb.php and the Ubuntu ISO.

Start the box, F12, boot menu to USB, I get...

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SYSLINUX 3.86 2010-04-01 CBIO Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!
boot: _


I attempted this with a bunch of different utilities... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_to ... SB_systems

By the way... The whole reason I'm doing this in the first place is because I have an ArchLinux system and I'm trying to resize my /home partition (make it smaller) and create a new partition to mount to mount a directory on.
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Does the BIOS support a USB boot? Not all do.
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It's a GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128012

*EDIT*

Oh and I found an old thread by the actual guy who made SYSLINUX and he said to do this: http://syslinux.zytor.com/archives/2010-May/014334.html

And I did... but still not luck.
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This thing comes with most distros. Easy to install. UNetbooin
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

This one is for windows. Yumi
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multi ... b-creator/

Both of these applications are very simple and intuitive to use.
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webspace wrote:
This thing comes with most distros. Easy to install. UNetbooin
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

This one is for windows. Yumi
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multi ... b-creator/

Both of these applications are very simple and intuitive to use.



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I recomend this!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I guess this being 3 years old it doesn't much matter to the OP anymore, but others may come here looking for answers. There was no need for him to boot into anything different. Just log in as root, unmount /home, and resize the partition.

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