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  • reload /etc/inittab without reboot
init q

Boot from usb/sd/ms

Live Distribution

Writing a live iso image to a removable media, allow to boot a system from it, and having it everywhere a pc can boot from it.

livecd-iso-to-disk --overlay-size-mb 2000 /home/xunil/bin/Fedora-11-i686-Live-KDE.iso /dev/sdb2
  • --overlay-size-mb MB specify the size of the file system on the destination disk.
  • iso image
  • device destination must be UNmounted


  • To avoid automounting and auto(un)installing with /boot, just export the DONT_MOUNT_BOOT variable