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How do I create a Jolicloud USB key?

Jolicloud Team
posted this on August 05, 2010 15:26

You will need to create a Jolicloud USB key to boot from to install Joli OS. Whether you use a USB key or a flash disk, the process is the same.

Jolicloud USB Creator will enable you to create your Jolicloud USB key. Please refer to the instructions corresponding to your operating system below:

 

Note: if you have an issue with the Jolicloud USB Creator, you can manually create a Jolicloud USB key.

 

Windows

  1. Connect your USB key to your computer.
  2. Double-click on the jolicloud-usb-creator-installer-1.2.1.exe. Follow the familiar installer process. Once installed, choose jolicloud-usb-creator from the Start menu. If your Windows account does not have administration rights, right-click on the item and select ‘Run As Administrator’. Choose Yes in any User Account Control dialog which may appear on Vista and later Windows.
  3. In the Jolicloud USB Creator window, click Browse to find and select the Joli OS ISO in your system.
  4. Select your target device: the USB key you have inserted should be automatically detected.
  5. Click Create.
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  7. Important: We are using a Linux format that may not be fully supported on Windows. If you see a pop-up window (like this one below) asking you to format your USB disk AFTER you've created your Jolicloud USB key, you should ignore this message and click Cancel. If you click on Format disk the Joli OS ISO will be erased from your USB drive.

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Mac OSX

  1. Once the download of the ISO is complete, your Mac will mount the ISO and create a volume for it on your desktop. You can discard that volume. What you need to locate is the .iso file that has been downloaded.
  2. Connect your USB key to your computer.
  3. Double-click on the jolicloud-usb-creator-1.2.0.dmg icon.
  4. In the Finder window, double-click on the RunMe icon. At this stage you will be asked to enter your administrator password.
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  6. In the Jolicloud USB Creator window, click Browse to find and select the Joli OS ISO in your system. Start back from your Macintosh HD to locate the file as you are now identified as the system administrator.
  7. Select your target device: the USB key you have inserted should be automatically detected.
  8. Click Create to create your Jolicloud USB.

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Linux

 

Note: If you're running Joli OS, Jolicloud USB Cretor is available in the App Center. Add it to your dashboard and go directly to the step 4.

 

The Linux installation program requires Python 2.4 or later. Python is standard on most modern Linux desktops. If you don't have it, install the 'python' package according to your Linux distribution's instructions.

  1. Open a terminal and go to the directory where you downloaded jolicloud-usb-creator-1.2.0.sh:
    cd /the/path/to/your/directory
  2. Change the script permissions:
    chmod a+x jolicloud-usb-creator-1.2.0.sh
  3. Run the program (at this stage you will be asked to enter your administrator password):
    ./jolicloud-usb-creator-1.2.0.sh
  4. Connect your USB key to your computer.
  5. In the Jolicloud USB Creator window, click Browse to find and select the Joli OS ISO in your system.
  6. Select your target device: the USB key you have inserted should be automatically detected.
  7. Click Create to create your Jolicloud USB.

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Note: if you have an issue with the Jolicloud USB Creator, you can manually create a Jolicloud USB key.

 
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