Run from a bootable USB stick (ISO)

ISO Image part 1 (system, 1.5GB)
ISO Image part 2 (home 1/2, 3.7GB)
ISO Image part 3 (home 2/2, 0.4GB)

Creating a bootable NRP USB stick

The NRP-Live-USB stick is separated into two components
which you can download from the above buttons (the home file is split in 2 parts because of file size limitations, see under for instructions).

Formatting the USB stick

The requirement on the USB stick is at least 16 GiB. You can use terminal-commands to manually format it or use 'gparted' to have a graphical menu available.


You need at least two partitions:


Applying the image to the USB stick

Since your USB stick has now at least two partitions (a FAT32 and EXT4) you need to remember which device represents which one (or use sudo blkid for more info). You need to mount both partitions, e.g. like this:
sudo mkdir /mnt/image_partition && sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/image_partition
(where sdb1 stands for the FAT32 partition on your stick) and
sudo mkdir /mnt/home_partition && sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/home_partition
(where sdb2 stands for the EXT4 partition on your stick)
For applying the image to the USB stick I recommend the program 'unetbootin' (sudo apt-get install unetbootin). In unetbootin things are straight forward, you have to choose the downloaded .iso file and let it install on /mnt/image_partition. The whole process takes up to a few minutes.
To copy the provided nrpuser home folder simply merge the two downloaded parts into one and unpack it
cat home.tar.gz.aa home.tar.gz.ab > home.tar.gz
tar -xvzf home.tar.gz
and use
cp -a home/nrpuser /mnt/home_partition
to copy the home folder on the USB stick. Important: make sure that the first subfolder of /mnt/home_partition is 'nrpuser'. Otherwise you wont be able to login later on the live system. The copy operation might take forever. Get a coffee.
Done! Please unmount all USB stick partitions and reboot on the USB stick.
CAREFUL: when booting, be sure to choose the first option "Try Lubuntu". You might erase your whole system if you choose another option from the list. You will be prompted for a login when LUbuntu has finished loading: - username: "nrpuser" - password: "default"

Install on your system from the USB stick

If you wish to install the full Lubuntu+NRP on your PC, this is doable easily by selecting "Install" from the boot list instead of "Try LUbuntu". Then follow the instructions.
Warning: you are responsible for your data if you install on your system. If you are not confident with Linux installations, this is not recommended if you want to keep your existing system working.

When finished installing, you will have to copy the home/nrpuser folder from the stick to your system's /home and update nrpuser's home path in /etc/password accordingly.