Installing Lighthouse on a flash drive
for UEFI or BIOS booting
You can do this
with the Lighthouse Universal Installer found in the Setup menu,
although it requires a USB flash drive that is at least 1GB.
the computer came with Windows 8 and/or a UEFI Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), the following
method is used to boot Lighthouse 64 from a USB Flash
drive. The savefile can be created later, either on a hard drive or the
flash drive. The flash drive capacity must be at least 384 MB for the
base ISO, (or about 1 GB for the Mariner ISO) and will be erased. So
backup the contents, if any before continuing.
The Lighthouse iso file is a dual hybrid iso file. To install it to a
USB flash drive, all you have to do is dd the file on to it. Keep in
mind that all files on the flash drive will be destroyed. The flash
drive will have a two partition tables on it, so GParted may not handle
adding or modifying partitions correctly. You can use GParted to remove
the Lighthouse installation from the flash drive.
Please read all
of the following steps carefully before
actually doing anything:
Plug in the flash drive you want to use. When it appears on
the desktop note its device name. For example "sdb".
In the directory that contains the Lighthouse iso file open a
terminal and type this:
dd if=./<Name of iso file>
of=/dev/<Flash drive device name> bs=4M
Replace <Name of iso file> with the real name
of the iso file and replace <Flash drive device name> with your
flash drive's device name from step 1. The 'if' stands for input file,
the 'of' stands for output file, and 'bs' stands for block size. The
'./' means to look in the current directory.
For example if I wanted to dd the
Lighthouse64-6.02.iso file on to my flash drive which is identified as
sdb. I would do this:
Make sure that you
have the correct device name for you flash drive. If you use the wrong
one you could erase you hard drive!
Some flash drives may show sdb and sdb1 icons on
your desktop, maybe more partitions. For your device name, use the
device name without a number.
If your flash drive is bigger than 256 MB you can add
another partition to use the remaining space for storage. GParted will
have problems with this, fdisk can do it if you're careful not to
overlap your new partition. Better yet, you can use the fix-usb.sh
script to do it for you. In the terminal type:
fix-usb.sh /dev/<Flash drive device
Then follow the instructions fix-usb.sh gives you.
The fix-usb.sh script is also in /isohybrid-usbflash in
the iso in case you're using another Linux distribution.
f you have any doubt about what you're doing stop now
before you start
Booting with secure boot
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