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#1 2022-07-31 14:56:34

orto
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USB full installation possible?

Hi,

Distro-hopper here but only interested to run a full installation (NOT persistence) of Devuan on a USB (portable, bootable).

Is that possible?

And if yes, how would I go about doing this?

Thanks, guys!

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#2 2022-07-31 17:07:36

Camtaf
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Re: USB full installation possible?

Perfectly possible, I often do it with various distros. smile

Just plug in the pendrive, & use it as the disk to install to, only proviso, just make sure it is the one that has grub installed to it.

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#3 2022-07-31 19:07:50

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: USB full installation possible?

At least USB3.0 is strongly recommended.

F2FS is probably the best filesystem and it should be supported by GRUB >v2.04, which includes chimaera's version.

EDIT: looks like F2FS needs the extra_attr flag enabled for it to work as /boot so it would probably have to be created before running the installer (replace $label with the actual desired label for the partition):

# mkfs.f2fs -l $label -O extra_attr,inode_checksum,sb_checksum /dev/sdXY

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-07-31 19:11:12)


To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

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#4 2022-08-01 04:41:29

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: USB full installation possible?

Camtaf wrote:

just make sure it is the one that has grub installed to it.

For a UEFI system the installer does not ask for a target drive so "expert" mode must be used and the "force installation to removable loader location" GRUB option selected.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-08-01 04:42:09)


To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

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