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Old 11-26-2014, 09:19 AM   #16
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If you are unable or uncomfortable with using windows to create the SD card then let us know.

Unless you down load the file to the windows drive a live version will not work. Lets forget about messing with increasing storage.

If you are uncomfortable or do not want to download the file to the windows drive then you need to install a full version to the flash drive (not a start disk). If you are uncomfortable with making sure you select the USB drive we will help.

We have suggest several options but you have not answered any of our questions.

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Old 11-26-2014, 04:02 PM   #17
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Installing Ubuntu on thumbdrive

Here is the output when I put in the commands:


Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,FSTYPE,TYPE,MODEL
NAME     SIZE MOUNTPOINT FSTYPE TYPE MODEL
sda    465.8G                   disk WDC WD5000BEVT-8
├─sda1   128M                   part 
├─sda2 449.2G                   part 
└─sda3  16.5G                   part 
sdb     14.9G                   disk USB Flash Drive 
└─sdb1  14.9G /cdrom            part 
sr0     1024M                   rom  DVD RW AD-7580S 
loop0      1G /rofs             loop 
loop1      4G                   loop 
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/cow            3.9G  112M  3.6G   3% /
udev            2.0G  4.0K  2.0G   1% /dev
tmpfs           392M  1.1M  391M   1% /run
/dev/sdb1        15G  5.1G  9.9G  35% /cdrom
/dev/loop0      1.1G  1.1G     0 100% /rofs
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           2.0G  1.1M  2.0G   1% /tmp
none            5.0M  8.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
none            2.0G  248K  2.0G   1% /run/shm
none            100M   68K  100M   1% /run/user
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       4012468    1968528    2043940     219704     185812    1133012
-/+ buffers/cache:     649704    3362764
Swap:            0          0          0
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
Now I am just using a thumb drive as a live dvd (Livethumbdrive?). I have booted
from this LiveThumbdrive. I have not installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it just the
part that allows one to boot to a Livethumbdrive.

Now I may have said previously that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the thumbdrive, but I was wrong.
I want to try that now. My choice is to do that now.

If I boot from say the LiveDVD and want to install Ubuntu on my thumbdrive instead of just trying it; how do I do that?

The C: drive on the windows 7 laptop that I am using must not be touched in any way. I just want to install
Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, on my thumbdrive, using my LiveDVD as source. Can it be done and if so how?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 05:18 PM   #18
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Yes, The two important steps are selecting something else to manually partition and select the USB drive. When it gets to installing the boot loader make sure you select the USB drive. The internal hard drive should be sda and the USB sdb.

You really only need 1 partition for /. With 4GB swap is not necessary.

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