Puredyne/Creating a live USB stick/Simpler instructions for creating a live USB stick if you already have one

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How to create a bootable Puredyne USB Pen

You Will Need:

  • A computer that boots from USB.
  • A Puredyne bootable USB stick- there are other methods of doing this, but I use one Puredyne stick to make more.
  • A Linux-friendly internet connection (not a dongle).
  • A Puredyne iso file, downloadable from http://puredyne.org.
  • An empty 4 gig (or greater) memory-stick to make puredyne bootable.


  • Boot up your computer with your Linux bootable memory-stick, live-CD or live-DVD, whatever method.
  • Install UNetbootin. You can do this by opening up terminal and typing
 sudo apt-get install unetbootin
  • Open up Gparted.
  • plug in the memory stick you want to make bootable.
  • In the file-Manager window unmount the volume(s) that appear. (right-click > Unmount Volume)
  • In Gparted, go to Gparted > Refresh Devices.
  • In the drop-down top-right of Gparted, select the last drive in the list. this will be the drive you last plugged in - but make sure that it's size, names, partitions, etc, agree with what you know about the drive. Chances are, the computer's hard-drive will be /dev/sda , the USB you're booting off will be /dev/sdb , and the one you're setting up to be a
  • Delete all the partitions on this drive (right-click > Delete)
  • Use right-click > New Partition to create the following partitions:\\
 section 1                 size: 1.3 gig (slightly bigger than the ISO file)        file system: FAT16              name: puredyne
 section 2                 size: the rest of the stick                              file system: ext3               name: live-rw
  • Select Edit > Apply all Operations to make Gparted do that that you have told it to do. Shut Gparted.
  • Unplug / replug the USB pen you're putting onwhich you're installing Puredyne to re-mount it.
  • Load up UNetbootin. Find your ISO image and put it on the puredyne partition of the new disk.