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Create the live USB version from Windows

Create the live USB version from Linux

Burn an ISO file

Check the health of your hard drive

How to create the live usb version of Ikki Boot from Windows ?

Download Ikki_Boot_USB.zip

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Then decompress by right-clicking Extract All :

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Once unzipped, select all files and folders present

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Then make a right click copy :

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Then plug in your USB flash drive and right-click paste to the root :

Your key must be formatted in FAT32

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Then on the key open the script folder :

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Launch install_syslinux_en.cmd by right-clicking and running as administrator :

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Press a key :

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You can now reboot your PC and choose your USB flash drive as the boot device

Information: on recent computers it is necessary to disable UEFI and the secure boot in order to be able to boot on the key.

How to create the live USB version of Ikki Boot from Linux ?

Download Ikki_Boot_USB.zip then open a Terminal in root

Go to the directory where the Zip file was downloaded and then decompress in a temp folder

cd /home/julien/Téléchargements
unzip Ikki_Boot_9.0_USB.zip -d temp
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Plug in your USB flash drive and launch GParted

Select your key in the top right corner (the size of your key will help you find it)

Example with an 8 GB key

Well noted the name of the partition here /dev/sdc1

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!!! Please note that the following operations will delete all data from your USB stick !!!

If your key is already in Ext3 you can skip this step

Right-click on the partition and then Format to Ext3

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Apply All Operations

A message appears reminding you that your USB stick will be deleted

Click on Applys

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Right-click on the partition and choose Manage flags, then check “boot”

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Mount your USB flash drive

Usually it is enough to double click on the icon of the key present on the desktop.

On the Terminal, enter the following command to verify that the key is mounted correctly: (replace /dev/sdc1 with the partition name of your key)

mount | grep /dev/sdc1
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You can see that the key is mounted in the /media/julien/Ikki_Boot folder

Copy Ikki Boot to your USB stick (replace /media/julien/Ikki_Boot/ by the path where your key is mounted)

cp -rf temp/* /media/julien/Ikki_Boot/

Move to the linux folder

cd temp/script/syslinux/linux/

Write Syslinux MBR on your key

(Please note that you must replace /dev/sdc1 with the partition name of your key)

dd conv=notrunc bs=440 count=1 if=mbr.bin of=/dev/sdc1
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Modify rights to make extlinux executable

chmod +x extlinux

Install extlinux on your key

Replace /media/julien/Ikki_Boot by the path where your key is mounted

./extlinux -i /media/julien/Ikki_Boot/boot/syslinux/
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The message “is device /dev/sdc1” confirms that the installation went well

Detach your USB stick

(replace /media/julien/Ikki_Boot by the path where your key is mounted)

umount /media/julien/Ikki_Boot/

You can now reboot your PC and choose your USB flash drive as the boot device

Info: On recent computers it is necessary to deactivate UEFI and the secure boot in order to be able to boot on the key

How to burn an ISO file ?

Launch your usual burning software and choose Burn image

Example with Brasero :

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Select an ISO file and click Burn

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The operation is performed

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How to check the health of your hard drive ?

Start on Ikki Boot and launch GParted

Once started right-click File/System utils to open GSmartControl :

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Select your disk

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Double-click to open the menu and then click the Self-Tests tab to test your disk

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Select your test from the Test Type list, the estimated duration is displayed and click Execute to start the test

Once the test is completed, the Status must display Completed without error