Create a Kanotix USB boot stick
- Linux method
- Windows method
- Additional information
This article was tested succesfully with the following Kanotix versions:
- Kanotix Excalibur
- Kanotix Hellfire
The instructions on this page will destroy all data currently on the USB stick being used. Please be certain it does not contain important information.
Of course you need an USB stick with sufficient memory for the Kanotix ISO image. If you want to use persistent feature then you need even more memory for your personal data. You can use this instructions with all Kanotix hybrid ISO images.
2. Linux method
Download the Meego Image Creator (MIC). It is a nice python script with a GUI. Use the 3 following commands for download, set executable flag and starting it.
wget -qO- tinyurl.com/img-writer-gui|sed /os.geteuid/,+1d > img-writer-gui
chmod +x img-writer-gui
Images made with iso-hybrid can be written to USB sticks with all tools that support RAW data copy, e.g. dd or cat. But this method is not supported, because you need to specify the target device on your own. The risk that you override another device is too big. If you know how to use these tools, no problem you can use them.
3. Windows method
Download the (SuSE) ImageWriter http://kanotix.acritox.com/files/ImageWriter.exe∞
(require M$ .NET Runtime)
It is very easy, select your ISO image and the target USB stick.
4. Additional information
If your computer bios does not support booting from USB devices, then you can take a look to Plop boot manager. One of its feature is USB boot without bios support. http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html∞