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Old 07-24-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Smile weird question about bootable USB stick


hey every1,
May be , I'm gonna sound weird but i have little curiosity abt bootable USB...I had downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 iso file and created a bootable USB using universal USB installer ....and installed Ubuntu on my machine...now my set file has gotten deleted bcoz of some reasons...but i still have that Bootable USB with Ubuntu.....so here is my question if i copy the data from that USB to any other USB will it work?and if no, is there any other way to get back setup file from bootable USB or from the system in which it is already installed?TIA for ne help or suggestion....
 
Old 07-24-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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Hi!
Ubuntu was installed alongside Windows?
You are able to boot from your computer?
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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Ubuntu is d only OS installed on my hard disk n yes it boots as well...i just want to have setup file 4 any future use...i dont want to download it bcoz dese day i'm using slow dial up connection

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Old 07-24-2011, 08:37 PM   #4
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I'm not really sure what your intentions are? You want the setup/installation files you have on a Live/Install CD/USB on your hard drive?
Or on another flash drive?
 
Old 07-24-2011, 08:49 PM   #5
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so here is my question if i copy the data from that USB to any other USB
I'm not sure but nothing's stopping you from trying. Just copy it to another usb stick and try to boot off it.

Please try to refrain from using text speak in your posts.
 
Old 07-25-2011, 02:48 AM   #6
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I'm not sure but nothing's stopping you from trying. Just copy it to another usb stick and try to boot off it.
thanks all for your replies, yeah i guess i should try it by myself, i thought might be someone has already tried it...gonna buy a new USB :-)
 
Old 07-25-2011, 04:46 AM   #7
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thanks all for your replies, yeah i guess i should try it by myself, i thought might be someone has already tried it...gonna buy a new USB :-)
I thought you already have another usb stick. If you decide to try it, don't copy it using the 'cp' command. Use 'dd' instead. Be careful though -it's easy to wipe your hard drive with dd.
 
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