How to Run Agama From a Ubuntu 16.04 Bootable USB Drive
If you are having technical problems with Agama, or otherwise want to be able to use your wallet from any PC or laptop, you can create a bootable live USB drive that you can then plug into any computer. Then just proceed to install Agama.
Agama has been built and tested with Ubuntu 16.04, so it will work without any problems.
Part 1 - Running Ubuntu from an USB Stick
Step 1: Click here to go to the download Ubuntu for desktop page
Step 2: Click “Download” to download the required ISO file.
Step 3: Click "Not now, take me to the download" to download directly or choose your donator plan and click Pay with PayPal. We’re going to choose the first option.
Your download should start automatically. Now, we need to create a bootable USB drive that will install Ubuntu on our second USB. To do so, we’ll need to download a program called Rufus, which can be downloaded here.
Step 4: Open Rufus and select your USB stick in the 'Device' dropdown.
Step 5: Click the CD Rom icon next to the 'FreeDOS' dropdown
Step 6: then find your downloaded Ubuntu ISO and click “Open”
Step 7: Then, click “Start”
Step 8: Click “Yes” when it asks to download Syslinux software
Step 9: Now, click “OK” to write in ISO Image mode (Recommended)
Step 10: Confirm that your USB stick is selected (you don’t want to select any other drive by accident) and then “OK” to continue
Congratulations! You now have a bootable live USD stick that you can use to launch Ubuntu on any PC or laptop!
Step 11: To launch Ubuntu you will have to restart your PC with the USB stick plugged in. If it doesn’t launch Ubuntu you will have to go to your computer’s BIOS settings and change the booting priority order, so that your computer checks if there is a bootable program on your USB stick.
- If you are having hard time launching your BIOS see this guide.
- If you need more info about the boot order options in BIOS see this
Once Ubuntu loads from the bootable USB stick you will enter a graphical user interface. Just choose “Try Ubuntu” and Ubuntu will start.
Warning! Make sure you click ‘Try Ubuntu’ and not ‘Install Ubuntu’, as otherwise you would replace your existing operating system with Ubuntu.
Warning! After you shut down your ubuntu system you will lose all settings or files you created during your session. As long as you don’t install Ubuntu it doesn’t save anything to your actual hard drive.
Part 2 - Installing Agama
Now, you should be running Ubuntu from the USB stick and connected to the internet and it is time to install Agama. Download the latest version from supernet website.
Before installing the latest version, however, we are going to use the Agama Desktop 0.1.4 installer to install Agama. This will install required files in your computer and allow you to work with the newest beta release, which does not have an installer and only requires users to extract a file and execute the application. If the latest release comes with installers then you can skip this step.
Step 1: Click here to go to the Iguana 0.1.4 download page
Step 2: Now, download the “IguanaApp-0.1.4-beta-linux-x64-installer.run” file
Step 3: On your desktop, click the left upper corner Ubuntu logo and type “cmd”. Click on “terminal” to open the command line terminal.
Step 4: Make sure it has executable permissions by navigating to the page where your file is (typically “downloads”) and typing “chmod +x IguanaApp-0.1.4-beta-linux-x64-installer.run” on the terminal.
Step 5: To start install wizard execute .run file with this command “sudo ./IguanaApp-0.1.4-beta-linux-x64-installer.run”. You may be asked to type your password. If that’s the case, type it in and press enter.
Step 6:Follow installation wizard and finish the installation.
Step 7: Once that’s done, click here to go to the latest Agama releases and download the linux version.
Step 8: Extract archive after downloading
Step 9: Open the extracted folder and execute the Iguana application to start Wallet.
And that’s it! Agama should start now.