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I have downloaded ubuntu 11.10 to a memory stick, but when I try to install it in a notebook with a new hard drive I get a message Error;"No configuration file found" & "No default or configuration directive found".I need help. Tommy.
Maybe a small detour to a site that has all the nitty-gritty on Linux-on-a-stick...
It's not that tuff, there are some things to consider. Some distros (MacPup to name one) have built-in stuff to create an install on a stick. Secondly, your "receiving" hardware needs to be able to read the stick, of course...
It boils down on starting what's on the stick and wheeling it from that point on...
Thanks for the reply Snowpine. It was this site that I downdoaded on to the USB STICK I think it went OK, I can see it when I open it in My Computer. My problem starts when I try to load it on to the note book, it can't see the USB STICK and won't let me install the opperating system. Rgs Tommy
Hi Guys, Sorry, my first time to use a forum, I am using a Toshiba NB1OO with a replaced hard drive that I put in. I downloaded from PENDRIVELINUX.COM site on to a USB STICK. I put the USB in the notebook, start it up, F2 brings me to BIOS and I can go to BOOT, but that's it I can't go any further with the installation. Hope this makes since to ye. Rgs Tommy
Okay. Let's do this, then. Download an Ubuntu, and burn it on a disk. Start your PC up with that disk in the drive. Hold on to your USB stick. Once you're on a screen where you can choose to either try or install Ubuntu, select "try". Let the thing come to life. Insert the stick once fully started up. In the menus (somewhere) there should be the option to make a startup disk, send the whole thing to your stick.
Note that your target PC MUST be able to start up from a stick...some BIOS tweaks may be needed...