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Old 03-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Bootable Ubuntu Live USB


Can anyone tell me how to make an ubuntu live USB that's bootable, without having to install qt??

I've looked at the ubuntu guides on the matter but they either seem to be out of date, incomplete, or tell you to use unetbootit that requires qt.

It seems silly to have to install hundreds of MB of qt on my tiny eeepc just to make a bootable usb.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 04:28 PM   #3
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See pendrivelinux.com too for ideas.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 02:02 AM   #4
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Guys, I can install it with Windows 7, right?
 
Old 03-22-2011, 05:20 AM   #5
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Hi Maoley,

I'm asking in this thread specifically for Linux as I was concerned that there didn't seem to be a low dependency method of creating a bootable USB in Linux. If you're using windows then Unetbootin is a very suitable choice.

Thanks szboardstretcher and jefro I will try fedora liveusb-creator and pendrivelinux.com although the latter website seems to be down just now.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 07:11 AM   #6
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I've given up. 1˝ days is too long to spend trying to get something as simple as making a boot loader to work.

I've just taken the hit and installed unetbootin together with it's dependency of qt.


I did look in to the suggestions briefly plus a few others.

Fedora liveusb-creator is another qt application very similar to unetbootin.

Pendrivelinux.com has a program called universal usb creator. This was another cross platform GUI that wasn't available through my distro (Arch). I didn't investigate this furhter as I suspected that it was Windows only or another qt application.

Ubuntu has a usb-creator application that I found through my package manager that has a KDE and GTK varieties which I was initially very excited about, unfortunately GTK actually in this case meant Gnome so was actually a heavier dependency than qt.

That's it. I've been able to find some straight forward instructions for making USB live boot disks for Edgy Eft and further back for Ubuntu, but from any of the recent instructions the method seems to have changed and is uncharacteristically poorly documented.

The instructions I could find were not only missing several steps but failed to even convey the general gist of what was required.

Last edited by akamikeym; 03-22-2011 at 07:13 AM. Reason: Fixing tags yo.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 10:00 AM   #7
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I have tried for a week off and on trying to do Mint 10 and having problems booting also. Here is a tutorial I tried and still working on. It tells you to download a new syslinux mtools which I have done and still having boot problems. My main problem is Mint is not exactly the same as ubuntu.

grub2
 
Old 03-22-2011, 10:27 PM   #8
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Should have taken a few minutes to read pendrivelinux.com how to and do it.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/creatin...e-usb-from-cd/
 
Old 03-23-2011, 05:57 AM   #9
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Wink

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Should have taken a few minutes to read pendrivelinux.com how to and do it.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/creatin...e-usb-from-cd/
You should have taken a few minutes to read my post - I'd already discounted the method linked as it uses Ubuntu's usb-creator which has dependencies for either Gnome or KDE both of which are heavier dependencies than the original qt I was trying to avoid. :P

Actually point taken, I've since gone back and there are quite a few guides to doing bootable usb media on pendrivelinux.com. I've not taken the time to try and figure out which ones are currently valid (as some are rather old) since I gave up and just installed qt and unetbootin.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 05:32 AM   #10
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I apologize akamikeym Anyway, thank you for answering my question.

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Hi Maoley,

I'm asking in this thread specifically for Linux as I was concerned that there didn't seem to be a low dependency method of creating a bootable USB in Linux. If you're using windows then Unetbootin is a very suitable choice.

Thanks szboardstretcher and jefro I will try fedora liveusb-creator and pendrivelinux.com although the latter website seems to be down just now.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #11
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <Ubuntu> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves. Even though you have received good response in Linux-General. Let's see what <Ubuntu> can add.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 02:35 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by akamikeym View Post
Can anyone tell me how to make an ubuntu live USB that's bootable, without having to install qt??

I've looked at the ubuntu guides on the matter but they either seem to be out of date, incomplete, or tell you to use unetbootit that requires qt.

It seems silly to have to install hundreds of MB of qt on my tiny eeepc just to make a bootable usb.
Try to google before asking.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 07:43 AM   #13
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Try to google before asking.
I have wore google out, we both are looking for someone who may have had success doing what we are trying to do. All documentation is for older releases.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 08:47 AM   #14
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The moderator always tells me to google myself for solution than asking silly questions here,
asking questions is not welcome in LQ.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 08:58 AM   #15
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Hi,

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asking questions is not welcome in LQ.
Questions are welcome here at LQ. You should use all the tools available to get answers, enlighten or enhance potential questions for a problem. LQ has a good resource of potential answers that could be reached by LQ Search.
Your problem could already have been answered so a search either way would be beneficial to all.
 
  


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