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How to make a brynux stick

BrynuxRequirements

For the more advanced users out there that would like to create their own brynux stick here's what you'll need:

  1. At least an 8GB USB stick
  2. A version of brynux or Fedora installed on a computer or live USB stick with persistent overlay so you can install required packages (ie; a brynux stick).
  3. Or, just burn the ISO to a DVD and boot off that.

Note: Windows, OSX and other versions of Linux can use UNetbootin to install Brynux to a USB stick.

Download

If the above doesn't work, try an older more stable version:
Or this even older version that people have been using since 2014 without any issues:
I've found the most compatible version with laptops and desktop that are old is brynux-24-x86_64.iso

Change Log

Date: 15th of June, 2018
Version: 27
Changes:

  1. Added wireless driver for Warehouse Stationary H+O laptop
  2. Create tutorial on how to install Brynux on Warehouse Stationary H+O laptop
  3. Move all ISOs to Google Drive

Date: 16th of January, 2018
Version: 27
Changes:

  1. Added Skype
  2. Added Teamviewer
  3. Removed heaps of bloatware from Gnome to improve performance
  4. Added more wireless drivers than typical Fedora to improve compatibility

Date: 27th of July, 2016
Version: 24
Changes:

  • All the changes in Fedora which are heaps. Way faster but no more 32bit version cause Google Chrome no longer supports it..

Date: 4th of March, 2014
Version: 20 - 05
Changes:

  • Created our own RPM installer for Skype 4.2.0.13-1 so Brynux now has the latest version of Skype for Linux
  • Brynux stick now dual boots 32-bit and 64-bit versions off the brynux stick so older PCs can run off a Brynux stick too.

Date: 11th of April, 2014
Version: 20 - 06
Changes:

Date: 4th of March, 2014
Version: 20 - 05
Changes:

  • Created our own RPM installer for Skype 4.2.0.13-1 so Brynux now has the latest version of Skype for Linux
  • Brynux stick now dual boots 32-bit and 64-bit versions off the brynux stick so older PCs can run off a Brynux stick too.

Date: 25th of February, 2014
Version: 20 - 04
Changes:

  • Added Vokoscreen which is the best Screen Recorder available for Linux

Date: 4th of February, 2014
Version: 20 - 03
Changes:

  • Added Libre Office suite for creating dicuments, spreadsheets, presentations and more.
  • Created free download of Brynux (this page)

Date: 21st of January, 2014
Version: 20 - 02
Changes:

  • Created additional 32-bit version of Brynux for users with older PCs.

Install Process

  1. Download the latest i686 or x86_64 iso. The size is around 1GB. If you just want to burn brynux to a DVD so you can install it on your computer then you can do that and ignore the rest of these instructions.
  2. Install the required packages by opening a terminal, change to root user and type "yum install livecd-tools qemu-kvm kernel-headers -y"
    terminal
  3. If you'd like to test the ISO before installing it to a USB stick just run this command in a terminal: qemu-kvm -m 2000 -vga vmware -cdrom brynux-20-x86_64.iso
  4. Partition your USB drive using gdisk. The process is this:
    1. Unmount USB stick (ie; umount /dev/sdb1 )
    2. Open USB stick with gdisk
    3. Delete the partition that is already on the USB stick by pressing d.
    4. Create a USB-DRIVE partition that will hold Videos, Documents, Music, etc (I make mine 10GB)
    5. Then create a bootable Fat32 5GB BRYNUX-OS partition for our 1GB brynux iso with about 4GB of persistent overlay.
    6. Here's what the process looks like in in a terminal:

      [root@staff-brynn-linux livecd]# gdisk /dev/sdb
      Command (? for help): d
      Command (? for help): n

      Partition number (1-128, default 1):
      First sector (34-31457246, default = 2048) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:
      Last sector (2048-31457246, default = 31457246) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: +10G
      Current type is 'Linux filesystem'
      Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = 8300): 0700
      Changed type of partition to 'Microsoft basic data'

      Command (? for help): n
      Partition number (2-128, default 2):
      First sector (34-31457246, default = 20973568) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:
      Last sector (20973568-31457246, default = 31457246) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:
      Current type is 'Linux filesystem'
      Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = 8300): ef00
      Changed type of partition to 'EFI System'

      Command (? for help): c
      Partition number (1-2): 2
      Enter name: EFI System Partition

      Command (? for help): w

      Final checks complete. About to write GPT data. THIS WILL OVERWRITE EXISTING
      PARTITIONS!!

      Do you want to proceed? (Y/N): y
      OK; writing new GUID partition table (GPT) to /dev/sdb.
      The operation has completed successfully.

      The reason that we put the BRYNUX-OS bootable partition as the second partition is so the USB-DRIVE partition is accessed first by other OSes like Android or Windows.
    7. Now format both partitions by typing this into a terminal: mkfs.vfat -n USB-DRIVE /dev/sdb1; mkfs.vfat -n BRYNUX-OS /dev/sdb2
    8. Create the folders on the USB-DRIVE partition that will be used by brynux by typing: mkdir /run/media/user/USB-DRIVE; mount /dev/sdb1 /run/media/user/USB-DRIVE; cd /run/media/user/USB-DRIVE; mkdir Downloads Desktop Documents Music Pictures Public Templates Videos; cd /root; umount /dev/sdb1; rm -fr /run/media/user/USB-DRIVE
    9. And finally, write the the ISO to the BRYNUX-OS partition by typing this at the terminal (replace brynux-20-x86_64.iso with the iso that you downloaded): livecd-iso-to-disk --unencrypted-home --overlay-size-mb 3800 --label BRYNUX-OS --efi --reset-mbr brynux-20-x86_64.iso /dev/sdb2

The only difference with a purchased brynux stick is that you won't have the micro-usb connector on your USB stick that connects to smart phones.