Lighthouse logoInstalling 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.

If 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:

1) Plug in the flash drive you want to use. When it appears on the desktop note its device name. For example "sdb".

2) 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:
       
        dd if=./Lighthouse64-6.02.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M

    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.

3)  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 name>

Then follow the instructions fix-usb.sh gives you.
 
Note: The fix-usb.sh script is also in /isohybrid-usbflash in the iso in case you're using another Linux distribution.

4) f you have any doubt about what you're doing stop now before you start anything!


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