How to create Manjaro Live USB

June 11, 2014 | By | Reply More

I was trying to create a Live USB for Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 on my Ubuntu laptop using Unetbootin. The process went well but I cannot boot Manjaro with my Live USB stick. There are errors that I cannot understand. But now this problem was solved. I can boot my computer with Manjaro Live USB.

This tutorial is going to show you how to create Manjaro Live USB. There is no additional software needed to create Manjaro Live USB on Linux. I use dd command and it works.

First, make sure you have downloaded Manjaro 0.8.10 ISO. You can navigate to this page to download the Manjaro ISO. Next, plug your USB in. Open Terminal and type this command to see if your flash disk is recognized

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It will returned something like this

Disk /dev/sdb: 4051 MB, 4051697664 bytes
125 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1021 cylinders, total 7913472 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x20ac7dda

This doesn’t look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 ? 3224498923 3657370039 216435558+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb2 ? 3272020941 5225480974 976730017 16 Hidden FAT16
/dev/sdb3 ? 0 0 0 6f Unknown
/dev/sdb4 50200576 974536369 462167897 0 Empty

Partition table entries are not in disk order

On the example above, my flash disk is known as /dev/sdb

Now type this command to start creating Live USB

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Note:┬áChange the directory above with your own directory containing Manjaro ISO. And don’t forget to adjust the /dev/sdb with yours. Wait until the process is finished and then reboot your computer. Boot your computer from the USB disk and you are done.

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