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Installing ubuntu on a usb

Talsek
  • 74 months ago

was following instructions from this post : http://askubuntu.com/questions/307802/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-a-usb-stick

had it installed but after i restart i run into this error message: "diskette drive 0 seek failure" iv set usb to first boot priority but its not working.

im trying to run this on only the usb,no hdd.is that possible?

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Use this automatic tool instead: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

You can use this to create an Ubuntu (or other Linux distro) USB stick that runs without the need for ANY internal hard drive.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I did not know about this. I will have to give this a try. I am just running my Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine right now on Windows 8.1

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

If you want something even more insane and you have a largish USB stick, you can also do this:

http://www.rmprepusb.com/

This guy makes a tool called Easy2Boot that lets you boot into a GRUB-like interface off the USB, choose an LiveOS .iso file, whether it be DOS, WinPE, or Linux-based, and boot into it.

Right now I'm using it to boot the following operating systems all off one USB stick:

  • Crunchbang Linux
  • Debian
  • Paragon Recovery Suite
  • FreeDOS
  • PinguyOS
  • Chakra Linux
  • Lubuntu
  • Linpus (not live but it's on there in case I ever want a fedora-based system)
  • Ubuntu 13.10 (needs an update, doesn't it?)
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

Check this installation guide, it might help you.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

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