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Old 08-23-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
splittheory
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Question USB Persistent Ubuntu 9.04 installation using vista amd anhlon


Hi guys,

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.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-ubu...stall-windows/

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.

Sincerely,

An official windows vista hater.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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from same

Different file system, perhaps?
 
Old 08-24-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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Honestly,

I am not certain. I appreciate your reply, but I don't know where to go from here.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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OK
I downloaded a 4gb casper-rw and it didn't work for me either, I even formatted as it doesn't say whether it comes formatted or not?

anyway, it's very easy to make one yourself...
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Li...eCDPersistence

even better, just use any ubuntu livecd, burn it to cd
boot it up and open "synaptic" package manager from menu on top toolbar
under System/Admin/synaptic pkg manager

use the search button to look for "usb-creator"
and install it while running livecd

then, use usb-creator to install ubuntu to usb and make the casper-rw
need any help post again
 
Old 08-25-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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usb installer

Another option would be to use the latest Knoppix incarnation and use its native installer to make a compressed/shorter version of Knoppix. When rebooting take the lead out of the hard drive to keep the old grub isolated.

Fred.
 
  


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