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Nov 30, 2010

I downloaded the iso file from fedora's official site and copied the iso to my pendrive... to be able to install Fedora through pen drive i downloaded Universal-USB-Installer- and used it locate the iso file in my pen drive... after Universal-USB-Installer- did its job, i booted my pc and proceeded to the installation.. there was a 'install on hard disk option' and chose it... it asked me for a new password, my location etc. but when i chose the install option it prompted me an error saying that i dun have enough space to install fedora... how do i locate my drive during installation , so that i cud install it on my desired drive... it shows me two options, one is the pendrive while the other is "AMD something.... "(dun remember the exact name") whenever i select on the AMd.

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May 5, 2009

I'm interested in trying out Fedora but would use it on my current Netbook (an ASUS eeePC 1000HE). I currently have Mandriva on it though which I don't want to stop using.Can I install it on a Flash Drive? If so, would it be in a sense a LiveDVD type of installation or could I actually do an install on the Flash Drive to use it as a Hard Drive? If so, what would the minimum flash drive size be?

Also, if I use the Flash Drive as a hard drive would it still have to use the internal hard drive or can all 3 partitions (swap, root, and home), be on the flash drive? Would it be possible to run it on more than one machine since I also have an Acer Aspire One?

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Jan 10, 2011

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I went ahead with the install in hopes that it would see my 4G flash drive, sdc was present so that is where I installed it. I mounted / in sdc1 and the bootloader in sdc. Everything seemed to install, install finished and said I could reboot. On reboot it tried to boot from the USB but just sat there, it never did boot.


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Aug 26, 2009

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Sep 9, 2011

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Jul 11, 2011

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Jan 23, 2010

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Jun 11, 2011

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I'm running 11.04 32 bit and was wandering if 64 bit made a difference. I've got 4 gigs of ddr3. It's slow to boot, but once it's running, it's faster then Windows 7. Very nice.

Is there anything I should chage, use, since I'm running it off a flash drive??

I have 3 seperat drives, 2 x 16 gigs and an 8 gig, and was wandering which one would be best for booting off of? What do I look for??

Here's what I got:

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Jun 20, 2010

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Sep 23, 2010

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Jan 18, 2011

I'm a complete beginner at Ubuntu. I have Windows XP on my computer, but would like to run Ubuntu. However, I don't want to install it on my hard drive. So I figured I would just install it to, and run it from, a flash drive. I've seen some mixed instructions on how to do this. I want to have Ubuntu(and nothing else) on a flash drive. When I plug the flash drive in, I boot from it via BIOS setup. Then it's running Ubuntu directly from the flash drive. Anything I do, save, or install is saved to the flash drive. When I shut down the computer, and unplug the flash drive, then reboot it,nothing in XP has changed. Next time I boot from the flash drive, everything that was previously on it, is still on it(I plan to use a 32 or 64GB flash drive, or I might even step up to a portable hard drive). How do I do this? I've heard something about a "live" installation of Ubuntu? Can someone give me a link to it(not just Also, a step-by-step guide would be very helpful(if it's not just as simple as installing to the flash drive).

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Mar 29, 2010

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Jan 10, 2010

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Jul 8, 2010

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 onto my 8GB flash drive using these instructions. I've run the install and installed GRUB2 and 10.04. However, selecting 10.04 on GRUB doesn't work.

On the instructions, it says this:


You will also need to manually edit the menu.lst file of the new USB installation to change the boot references to /dev/sda, rather than /dev/sdb (or /dev/sdc etc.). This can be done by booting to the live distro mode of the Ubuntu install CD and editing the /boot/grub/menu.lst file on the USB stick. You can mount the USB stick using the Places menu -- once mounted, it can be found at /media/disk.

I'm not sure what the equivalent step would be for the GRUB2 files.

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After many failed attempts, I finally got Ubuntu on my Flash Drive (16gb). This was completed by downloading Ubuntu Desktop Edition (, and using The Universal USB Installer to put the .iso on my Flash Drive.

When I try to boot my PC from the flash drive, I get a black screen saying...

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Nov 23, 2010

I recently decided to install Ubuntu (ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso) to my 16GB flash drive (was fat32 originally, tried ntfs as well had boot issues,went back to fat32) to boot from it using the method on this page using the Universal USB Installer. Install worked great, Ubuntu works great, problem is I can't see the rest of the files on my flash drive.

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Nov 29, 2010

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Jan 26, 2011

Recently I have purchased a laptop of compaq. Currently I have windows xp and I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 in my laptop. Now I have downloaded Ubuntu 10.4 from the net. Now I want to upgrade from 9.10 to 10.4. The downloaded contents of 10.4 is there in my flash drive. Kindly let me know how can I upgrade. Also kindly note that I am having a reliance USB net connect but I am not able to connect to the internet through it as 9.10 is not supporting. I have tried to install the wvdial but was not able to install the same. Kindly help me out as I am fully non technical guy and don't have any idea of software but I want to learn. In case I have to save it to root or home folder kindly let me know the path and other things that I have to type in the terminal.As I don't have any idead of any command as well.

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Feb 25, 2011

I am successful installing ubuntu on new systems. I am unable to install the os on pentium 4 with 256 mb RAM using flash drive. I am getting "could not find kernal image: linux"

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Feb 6, 2011

I would like to back up my flash drive in case it gets lost or damaged.the flash drive is bootable with ext2 and a fat partition.the drive is on /dev/sdb1.I think the dd command would back everything up and when restored to a different flash drive everything would boot fine and be as before.I was wondering wow should I use this command to backup and restore or if there is a better option.

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Apr 12, 2011

I am trying to install Debian Live to a 4 GB flash drive. I am using UNetBootin to extract this (debian-live-6.0.1-i386-gnome-desktop.iso) file to a FAT32 partition on my flash drive. It installs fine, and shows me the SysLinux menu fine, but when i choose live(or anything else) it says"Invalid or Corrupt Kernel Image". I also tryed these other installers. pendrivelinux's Universal USB Installer. It gives me the same message. win32diskimager gives me a different Debian menu, but the same problem. Does anyone know what is wrong, and how to fix it. It is driving me nuts!

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Jan 20, 2010

I've tried installing UNR on a 1GB flash drive in the past, and on two occasions it completely broke due to lack of disk space. When I say broke, it was when I was trying to install or upgrade packages, it said it ran out of disk space, everything slowed right down, and in the end I had to restart. I was put into a recovery shell and after poking around for about 30 minutes, gave up. Then reinstalled.

Now my shiny new 4GB flash drive is split into two sections, one for documents (1.9GB) and one for the installation+persistency file (1.9GB). I went about updating the UNR system, adding software I need (some of which is quite big, anti-virus software, lyx etc), and quickly found the old warning message: disk space low. hastily make some free space (apt-get clean, delete a big firefox cache), and post this message. My questions:how do I find out how much disk space is left on this 1.9GB partition - specifically the persistency file? I've tried disk usage analyzer, also du -h, but can't really understand it. I want to be able to see ahead of time when I am short of disk space. I would like to switch to using XFCE instead of gnome for speed and disk space. Is this possible? What is the best way to switch, without risking maxing-out disk space and crippling the system again? is there are way to take a snapshot of the whole partition? I would like to back it up in case it goes haywire again. Would I just want to copy the persistency file, that's it?

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Mar 1, 2010

So I am at my wits end trying to figure out why this won't work. I am trying to install ubuntu 9.10 on my netbook (I hear it runs better than remix) but an running into a wall. I am already using Jolicloud as my main os on my main partition. I have used Unetbootin to get the 9.10 iso on my re-movable media. I have gone into the bios and chose to have it look at the re-movable first, then my 1st partition on the HD. For some reason it never looks at the USB drive. I have disabled everything on boot except for the media and i get a screen that says "insert bootable media or restart" then i have to go back into bios and enable the HD again.

Side note, the media I am using might not be in fat 32 because I haven't figured out how to format in linux but, I have formatted in windows so that it is fat 32 and got the same problem.

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Mar 15, 2010

I have an 8GB Sandisk Cruzer, which reportedly works just fine booting Linux. It does have U3 still present on one of the partitions, but this should not pose any problems either. I also have a 2GB FAT32 partition for storing Windows stuff. The rest (5.7GB) I have reserved for Ubuntu. Windows reports this as an active partition, and the Ubuntu boot CD reports this partition as dev/sdb5. I have installed Ubuntu from the Desktop CD to the USB partition using the guided install (largest continuous free space) and selected the boot (grub) location on the same partition (sdb5), as I'd rather not modify my existing windows bootloader. A 300MB swap partition also exists on the drive. When I attempt to boot the USB drive from either my laptop (Inspiron 1505) or desktop (Abit IP35 Pro), only a blinking dash (or underscore) appears with no LED activity on the flash drive. Could it be that the MBR of the flash drive needs to be aware that the grub install is located at sdb5?

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I've been trying all day to install Ubuntu Server 10.04 on my netbook via a flash drive (It doesn't have a CD-Rom drive).However, I can't get any further than "No common CD-ROM drive was detected." I've looked at various solutions but have not found anything that works yet.

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