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Old 05-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
danne123
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Ubuntu install on USB


Hello!

I have to do a very quick ubuntu install tomorrow.
The guide that I will be using is:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-ins...usb-stick.html

I am not really sure which files I need to make a full install.
Is it ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso, initrd.gz, vmlinuz or is it more?
In the guide, he mention "source". Is it a file too that shall be part of the installation?
 
Old 05-01-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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I have tried using ubuntu 9.04 for a USB install, not had much joy with it. However, ubuntu 8.10 works very well, and I suggest you use it. It's very straight forward.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 03:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by danne123 View Post
Hello!

I have to do a very quick ubuntu install tomorrow.
The guide that I will be using is:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-ins...usb-stick.html

I am not really sure which files I need to make a full install.
Is it ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso, initrd.gz, vmlinuz or is it more?
In the guide, he mention "source". Is it a file too that shall be part of the installation?
source should be
initrd.gz and vmlinuz
if you follow the link he adds, no further files.
as you say its supposed to be a quick install have a look at unetbootin:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
(you just need to install it - if possible- , when you open its gui its selfexplaining)
or at:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
with a very easy how-to.
i did both and had no problems without any further reading, while the howto you link to seems to be a bit tricky (for me).
greetings

btw: doesn`t ubuntu come with a gui-tool to install to
pendrive? -> i just had a look: usb-creator

Last edited by j1alu; 05-01-2009 at 03:58 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 04:19 PM   #4
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btw: doesn`t ubuntu come with a gui-tool to install to
pendrive? -> i just had a look: usb-creator
Yes, ubuntu comes with this software built in, if you boot the ubuntu live CD, then follow these instructions:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In... image creator
 
Old 05-01-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
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Another vote for UNETBOOTIN (follow the link already posted.) I have installed numerous times on laptops and desktops by first loading it onto a USB with UNETBOOTIN. It boots you into the equivalent of a live CD desktop, which offers hard disk installation from the desktop. Of course, you must be sure that the machine you want to install to can boot from USB.

Bob
 
Old 05-02-2009, 02:47 AM   #6
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Have anyone of you tried Ubuntu Network Remix? Is it good? Shall I stick to the original ubuntu or use Ubuntu Network Remix?
 
Old 05-02-2009, 08:19 AM   #7
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Have anyone of you tried Ubuntu Network Remix? Is it good? Shall I stick to the original ubuntu or use Ubuntu Network Remix?
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