[wellylug] Installing linux on a usb memory stick

Ray Smith nazgul748 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 19:36:31 NZDT 2008


Hey Steve,
Check out this tutorial.
www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/04/14/ubuntu-804-usb-hard-drive-install/
Hope this helps,
Ray

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Steve Macdonald <dakmani1 at yahoo.co.nz>wrote:

> Thanks for that, With the creating a bootable image, does that work just
> like a boot cd in terms of limiting options? I want t have the ability to
> install optional apps and have them installed the next time I use the laptop
> (with the memory stick)
>
> Will look into the WUBI as I have not heard of it before.
>
> Dual booting off the hard drive is not an option.
>
> --- On *Sun, 26/10/08, John Barstow <jbowtie at amathaine.com>* wrote:
>
> From: John Barstow <jbowtie at amathaine.com>
> Subject: Re: [wellylug] Installing linux on a usb memory stick
> To: "Wellington Linux Users Group" <wellylug at lists.wellylug.org.nz>
> Received: Sunday, 26 October, 2008, 8:20 AM
>
> The latest versions of Ubuntu have a tool called usb-creator for creating
> bootable USB images. You could also use the WUBI installer to install an
> Ubuntu image under Windows (which means you don't have to repartition).
> Presumably other distros have similar utilities.
>
> With regards to the hardware, I don't see anything that raises a red flag
> since IIRC the F8 series has an Intel wireless controller. Webcams used to
> be an issue but there are new drivers in the latest releases that enable the
> vast majority.
>
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Ray Smith
Masterton
New Zealand
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