Ubuntu Servers :: Installing Server From USB Stick To Another USB Stick?
Sep 1, 2011
I'm about to ditch Freenas as my NAS software and make it an Ubuntu server box. The mainboard is an Asus AT3ION-T dual core Atom board. Freenas runs happily from USB stick. I have no optical device to install Ubuntu from and would like to install Ubuntu Server to a USB stick.
i was writing a .img file to my usb stick with ImageWriter, but it didn't seem to do anything so i clicked the close gtk button and pulled the stick out of my pc. now my pc gives my an when i try to open the stick. is there any way to fix this. I can use win xp pro, win xp media center, win 7 starter, ubuntu 9.10 and ubuntu 10.04
I'm installing 11.3 from USB stick. I went through the partition screen, etc and it did not mention anything about any data or other stuff on the harddisk. but when I got to the "Live Installation Settings" page, it shows the booting sections as:
+ openSUSE 11.3 (default) + openSUSE 11.2 - 126.96.36.199-0.2 (/dev/sdb2) + Linux Other + Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.3
how do I blow those others away? I want them erased aand don't want them in grub or "installed around", rather, I want it "installed over" them. Also, the "Linux Other" is the USB stick. Is it a problem to have that?
Since playing games on Ubuntu is a pain, I've decided to sacrifice a few GB's to install Windows 7 on another partition. Is there any tool for Ubuntu to make USB sticks bootable? I've tried UNetbootin, but that's just for Linux distributions. I use Ubuntu 10.04 64Bit and want to install Windows Home Premium 64Bit, in case it's important...
I tried to build a bootable USB stick using Code: Select alldd if=~/Desktop/linux/debian-8.0.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.img of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m as mentioned here: URL... but this does not work on my MacBook 3.1, late 2007 model (yes, I am using rEFIt and my CD drive is dead). The error message upon trying to boot from the USB stick using rEFIt says something like 'unable to load bootia32.efi'.
The workaround: I took the "bootX64.efi" from here:URL... on the USB drive and renamed it as "boot.efi".I copied the "debian-8.0.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso" to "/efi/boot" on the USB drive and renamed it as "boot.iso".So now my USB stick has 2 files only: "/efi/boot/boot.efi" and "/efi/boot/boot.iso" and nothing else.Now I was able to boot from the USB stick get into a GRUB prompt.
The installer starts fine and I choose my locale, keyboard etc. until it starts to scan for the CD drive and I face...The error message says that a CD was not found (as expected).I fired up the shell offered by the installer and mounted the USB stick to "/mnt/usb" like this:
Code: Select allmount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/usb
It works and I can see my ISO file in "/mnt/usb/efi/boot/boot.iso".I tried to mount the ISO image to "/dev/cdrom": Code: Select allmount -o loop -t iso9660 /mnt/usb/efi/boot/boot.iso /dev/cdrom
waited for a while and killed (control + c) the process and found that my "/dev" folder has been flooded with files named like the string "loop" followed by some digits (loop1245, loop8766 etc.).Can the Debian installer be somehow tricked into believing that the ISO file on the USB stick is the mounted CD?
I used unetbootin (on another machine) to put the ubuntu 10.04 minimal amd64 .iso onto a usb stick. I used it to install a minimal system on a new 64-bit laptop (dual booting with Windows 7). Now, when I turn on the machine I get my choice of OS. When I pick Ubuntu, I get a blinking cursor, the harddrive is accessed. Then the cursor disappears, the harddrive is quiet, and nothing else happens.
I am attempting to install 10.10 from a usb stick after a disc installation failed, but it is taking forever. I am stuck on the screen which says 'Ubuntu 10.10' and has four little orange dots flashing as if it is loading. It has been like this for over 20 minutes now. Is this unusual or is it normal? Anyway, I am restarting my PC and trying again.
I am aware of the fact that Ubuntu can be installed and booted form a USB stick. No problem. What I wanted to know is if this year's Ubuntu is smart enough to not trash the USB stick with excessive writes to a specific sector.
While USB sticks are not expensive, if the OS is going to thrash them, it limits its usefulness.
I have recently bought a Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005PX and it came with Windows 7 Starter Edition, it doesn't have any CD/DVD so I'm gonna/have been trying for some time now to install Slackware 13.1 from my 8GB USB stick. I downloaded the 13.1 ISO file and used Unetbootin to transfer it to my USB stick. I get stuck in the setup in the setup when I am to select the SOURCE DESTINATION. I've tried /dev/sdb1 which is my USB, also i've tried using mount into different directories but i'm new to Linux so that didn't go very well..
Some of you have recommended Alien BOB's guide but I have read the first parts of it. Is it really for people with Windows OS? It's a bunch of Linux CLI code and programs.. ?
I recently purchased a camera with a 2GB Mini SD flash card. It has a usb card reader and works well. Is it possible to use that as a usb stick (disk) for installation? I want to burn the netinstall iso and also use the rest (partition the card) as storage for the camera if it can be done.
As the thread-title reads I'm looking for an app that helps me to create a bootable usb-stick with Windows XP on it for my girlfriend who wants to dualboot Windows for school work.Is there any app that fulfills my need? Or am I forced to use the command-line with fdisk or something? (an in case, what should I do?)
i have been able to get my webcam working in Skype by doing the LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype command and installing v4l2ucp but it doesn't stick. So next time i boot it is like i didn't do anything. I have read a few things on it on this forum and i am not sure what to do next. Is there a conflict with my nvidia video card? I only installed Ubuntu 10 a week ago i think.
I am working on uBuntu 10.4 server. I am using kingston USB memory stick. When I plug in some times I don't get any messages on console.#lsusb --> shows the list of USB devices. In which I find the Kingston memory stick. Means ..it is detected.
But when i type #fdisk -l I don't see any devices like /dev/sdc1.
I installed recently Ubuntu 10.04 32 bits server CD to USB stick (EXT4). The target machine is an 500Mhz VIA Epia Pico-ITX equipped with 1Gb of memory. This x86 server will run one or two processes 24/7 actively in memory. Therefore not too many writes to disk, maybe once or twice a week editing config files. Also I compiled the latest vanilla kernel, 188.8.131.52 atm, and optimised for VIA C3. However I like to limit my question in this thread to limit disk writes on USB stick, please let me know if you know other good tweaks to apply I did not find (overlooked) here.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 x64 Server onto a Shuttle XS35GT. The PC has no CD-ROM drive so I have to install via USB.
1. Copy the files to a USB-stick via UNetbootin (WinXP, OSX) or Universal-USB-Installer.exe (WinXP) 2. Boot to the USB-stick in order to install Ubuntu 3. The installer halts at "[!!] Detect and mount CD-ROM" - "Your installation CD-ROM couldn't be mounted. Try again to mount the CD-ROM? (Yes/No)" 4. Selecting either option does not help further the install
What I tried: - Manually fix truncated filenames in /pool/l/linux/*.udeb (see [URL]) - Alt+F2, mount the .iso as a virtual CD-ROM under /media/iso (no use since the 11.04 installer does not allow manual chosing of the CD-ROM) (see [URL]) - Expert mode install (does not show anything special) (as suggested at [URL])
I had this exact same problem with 10.10 but someone was able to lend me a USB-CD-Drive that time.
I have a USB disk which has 2 partitions. It is the default behavior in the OS (Lucid 10.04 64 bit) that upon connecting a USB (be it thumb drive or hard disk) it will mount it in: /media.
I have 2 partitions on the USB hard disk as follows: ls -l /media drwxrwxrwx 2 tkmsr tkmsr 2048 2010-02-12 04:12 HPLAUNCHER drwx------ 7 tkmsr tkmsr 4096 1970-01-01 05:30 vol1 drwx------ 1 tkmsr tkmsr 20480 2011-01-03 17:43 vol2
I want to share vol2 on nfs. Here is the /etc/exports file entry on nfs server /media/vol2 192.168.1.0/24(rw,sync,no_subtree_check) On the client machine I tried to mount the above nfs volume mount -t nfs 192.168.1.19:/media/vol2 /mnt/nfs
Things worked well upto here. But I was not able to go inside the mounted volume at the client machine. Hence I checked the permissions on the folder on nfs server they were as follows drwx------ 1 tkmsr tkmsr 20480 2011-01-03 17:43 vol2 and the share mounted on client machine which was above only had following permissions: drwx------ 1 client_hostname client_hostname 20480 2011-01-03 17:43 vol2 Considering this to be source of problem I tried to change the permissions at the server: chmod -R 755 /media/vol2 but this attempt failed..
I checked by mount command the type of file system on USB disk: /dev/sdb2 on /media/vol1 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,flush) /dev/sdb5 on /media/vol2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions) /dev/sr1 on /media/HPLAUNCHER type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500)
and the /var/log/syslog shows Jan 6 10:24:12 tkmsr ntfs-3g: Mounted /dev/sdb5 (Read-Write, label "vol2", NTFS 3.1) Jan 6 10:24:12 tkmsr ntfs-3g: Cmdline options: rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077 Jan 6 10:24:12 tkmsr ntfs-3g: Mount options: rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,silent,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sdb5,blkdev,blksize=4096,default_permissions Jan 6 10:24:12 tkmsr ntfs-3g: Global ownership and permissions enforced, configuration type 1
Where I see ntfs-3g driver in use for the above volume which I want to export on nfs.Can this be the source of my problems? Or I need to check some thing else? I notice the output of mount command: /dev/sdb5 on /media/vol2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions) Is there a way I can enforce to load changed permissions on the said USB and change this default behavior.
I've just purchased a HP ProLiant Microserver for home use. I want to set up with web server, samba shares, the usual stuff. My question is really about system setup. It has an internal USB socket so I've attempted to install a copy of Fedora 14 onto it. I turned off X/Gnome, but it still ran fine. I've now put the OS on one of the internal disks (250Gb, 7200rpm), but I was wondering if there was a way to utilise the internal USB to give me better power-saving allowing the hard drives to be shut down when not in use. How would you set this server up? I'd rather not go to the extra cost of an SSD right now, but if that's the best way then so be it.
When using the Universal USB Installer and following the instructions according to the Ubuntu web site, I get the following error: an error () "occurred while executing syslinux. Your USB drive won't be bootable" There is no number between the brackets and I has no problem with a previous version of Ubuntu netbook remix.
I have an EeePC 4g netbook which only has a 4Gb hard drive and I thought I would like to install Fedora 13 on an 8 Gb SDHC card and use it to boot the netbook.
As neither the netbook nor I have an optical drive, I made a bootable USB memory stick using Unetbootin which boots the netbook and could be used like a live CD to install Fedora.
On booting with the live USB stick, with the blank SD card in place, and clicking on the install icon, the installation starts but then there are 2 problems; the first is that the installer appears to want to install to both the SD card and also the USB stick. There is a tick in the box beside the USB stick which I can't remove.
I decided to ignore that and put a tick in the box beside the SD card but when it got to the point where it creates partitions it said "Could not find enough free space for automatic partitioning. Please use another partitioning method"
Surely 8 GB is more than enough space for partitioning, so where am I going wrong and why does it want to install on the USB stick as well?
Not sure if this is the right forum for Linux Mint but I heard it is based on Ubuntu so I figured it might be ok. Let me know if I'm wrong. I'm having trouble getting the X server settings to stay when using the Nvidia X configuration tool on Linux Mint 9.10. Everytime I try to save to xorg.conf it gives me "Failed to parse existing X config file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'!" even when using the sudo command.
So I've been running Ubuntu in a VM environment for a while, seeing if I like it. I think it's something I'd like to have as the primary OS on my netbook, so I downloaded the latest Netbook Remix version (9.10). Problem is, I can't get the thing to boot from my USB stick. Before we get into any lessons on how to set up a USB stick to be bootable, and how to adjust the BIOS's boot priority... let me say that I've used this exact stick and this exact laptop in the past just fine. When my netbook came home from the store with WinXP on it, I created a Live USB using unetbootin v3.56 and made the stick bootable with a gparted-live ISO. I used this to boot from the stick and partition my drive in half so that I could load the Win7 RC onto the other partition. Everything worked great then. I blew away those partitions and went back to a single partition when I loaded up my full Win7 OS a few weeks ago.
I'm wondering if it's possible that Win7 does something special with the bootloader to prevent this stick from being recognized? I know that sounds kinda far fetched, but I have a vague sense of having read this somewhere, but I can't find anything along those lines now. Just to be sure, I went into the BIOS and took out both the CD and the HDD from the boot sequence, so the only thing in there was the "removable device". However, when booting from the stick in this configuration, I got a "please insert an operating system" type message. When I started this process, the stick was still in "LiveUSB" mode with the gparted OS - however, I didn't test it in Win7 to see if it would have booted from it. I just assumed that it would have since the last time I used this USB stick, it was to boot into gparted-live.
I copied the unr 9.10 iso to my usb stick fine using the program from pendrivelinux for ubuntu 9.1. I think it worked well, because it now has a ubuntu logo on the usb and says "install ubuntu netbook remix." When I get to the BIOS menu and to the boot options, I get a box which says three things: SDD slot, D: drive, and disabled (maybe talking about the D)When I press enter on the D: drive nothing happens. When I say to save configuration and exit it goes right to xp again. I have no idea what to do... I'm on an EEEpc 1005-HA running xp.
If I create a usb stick with the applications provided by ubuntu and I choose to save files in the stick (with the available option - cant remember the name), will I be able to install packages and have them available the next time I boot?
I wish to install a fully working Ubuntu system on my 16GB USB disk so that when I boot from my USB stick I get directly into Ubuntu. I do not want to be prompted with the option of "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu". How do I do this?