Live-CD options for USB linux install

Asked by James NotGiven on 2013-09-19

I have a USB stick with a Linux installation that I use for troubleshooting and repairs on a bunch of machines. The problem is that it's not a live CD or USB, so I can't select the "OS to boot by default" option to repair the GRUB installation on a hard drive of a PC I'm booting with the USB key.

Is it possible to change this?

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2013-09-24
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2013-09-25
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #1

Please connect this USB, run Boot-Repair --> Create BootInfo Summary, and indicate the URL that will appear.

James NotGiven (l1ttl3j1m-z) said : #2

OK - Here is the URL;

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6130462

The result is the same whether I select yes or no for /dev/sdb being removable

Thankyou for your assistance

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #3

Please connect the USB, and go into Boot-Repair --> Advanced Options--> "GRUB location" tab. Which options are available in the "OS to boot by default" list ?

James NotGiven (l1ttl3j1m-z) said : #4

Here are the options:

sdb3 (The OS now in use - Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS)
sda1 (Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS)
Windows (via sdb3 menu)

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #5

sdb3 is the Ubuntu located on your USB.

If you select "sda1 (Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS)", Boot-Repair will repair the GRUB installation on the HDD.

James NotGiven (l1ttl3j1m-z) said : #6

Yes, no it won't:

Because when I select "sda1 (Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS)", Boot-Repair produces a pop up window saying "Please use this software in a live session (Live-CD or Live-USB). This will enable this feature".

Which what brought me here in the first place. Goto 10.

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #7

ahhhh, ok! now I understand better :)
So the answer to your question is: No, sorry we cannot change this.

Jonathan (jkhilmer) said : #8

Can you provide any more information about what would need to be changed, and why you cannot change it? I also have this issue.

Thanks.

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