Project: Persistent USB with EFI BOOT

DarkxPunk's picture


Hey everyone,

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, I am new and got a pretty big project I would like to complete. All and any help is appreciated.

Create a bootable persistent debian install onto a USB that has a EFI bootloader.

To have a portable operating system that I can use for tools, gaming, etc on almost any computer.

I have attempted bootable persistent debian installs onto USBs with no issue, the issue lies in the fact I was using a utility that only creates a Legacy bootloader when I need it to be EFI so it will support both Macs and PCs.

Now I personally have very little idea where to start or how to do this, I have played and tried and gone through countless forums with no real results so maybe the community here will fine something.

Thanks for any help that can be provided.

P.S. I bet if we can succeed that this guide will be a GEAT tool for anyone who does I.T. or simply wants something for on the go.


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Can't you just use the wheezy debian installer to create a debian installation on a USB stick? I mean, you choose the USB storage device as the destination, and then create an EFI boot partition on it. As far as I recall from my fresh experience of installing Debian Wheezy on an UEFI netbook , the partition manager was able to create an (U)EFI partition on the hard drive, so I don't see why this wouldn't be possible on a flash device.