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Old 01-15-2010, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default Possible to boot Ubuntu from USB?

I was wondering if it's possible to make an USB of Ubuntu and able to boot off straight from the USB with the correct drivers/software installed. Or is it better to just install it on the HDD?
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Possible to boot Ubuntu from USB?

Probably better to install it on the HDD, though I'm not 100%.
I think there is a version of Linux that is USB bootable. Something like DS (damn small) Linux. I think....
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Default Re: Possible to boot Ubuntu from USB?

There are tons of different linux distributions that can be run from a flash drive. Take a look at this.
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Default Re: Possible to boot Ubuntu from USB?

As pointed out above you can run pretty much any linux OS from a flash drive. Some are easier to install / run on there because they're more designed for that purpose (knoppix, DSL, etc.) but if you're prepared for some hacking about you can get most up and running.
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Cool, I'll try to attempt to do it when I have some free time. +rep.
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Default Re: Possible to boot Ubuntu from USB?

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but if you're prepared for some hacking about you can get most up and running.
You don't need to do any hacking to get linux onto a usb drive. There are a lot of programs that can be used. Two that I recommend are UNetbootin, and CD2USB. They work very well.

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