this is my first post/thread. I am new to Linux, but have been thinking about the switch for years. I figured I would learn the OS on a flash drive first because I haven't backed up my files. So I have decided to put linux on an extra flash drive I have no other use for. (I realize the life expectancy will not be long).
After a google search I found instructions on how to apply ubuntu on a usb.
It seems to have worked somewhat. It acts like a live cd of ubuntu. However, when it starts to load it eventually ends up in busy box v1.10.2(ubuntu 1:1.10.2-2 ubuntu7).
I get in error before this.
Here is what has transpired:
Casper .gz ready.
[0.368001] ..mp-bios bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
[2.456029] ata1:softreset failed (device not ready) mod probe: FATAL: could not load/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/modules.dep: NO such file or directory.
Loading, please wait ....
Then I get to the busy box (built in ash shell)
something that looks like dos and starts with (initramfs).
I have changed the casper file to a 2.0 gb one and I have also ran as administrator (vista's tacky safety thing that gets in the way of everything) like the instructions on the u904p insisted.
I am not sure what I have done wrong.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
An official windows vista hater.