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Old 04-08-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
BigGer
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Ubuntu on usb


HI Folks,

I have creates a bootable version of Ubuntu on a USB key. When the loader asks if I wanted to try or install ubuntu I selected install to the USB device.

Next I installed virtualbox and a windows XP machine. All works fine ! The problem is that when I insert the USB key into a different PC - Ubuntu boots up in the original format asking me to try or install. The version with virtualbox is not available.But when I boot up again from original machine I get the version with virtualbox.

My question is how do I save my new set up which includes virtualbox so that it works on all PC's .

I hope that makes sense.

Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Gerry
 
Old 04-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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To make sure I am understanding what you did, you have Ubuntu on a bootable flash drive, you boot it and select Install and install it to another flash drive. You then boot the second flash drive and install VBox on it and xp in VBox, correct?

How did you create the bootable flash drive, what program did you use? If you used the Ubuntu usb-creator you should have been able to select a size for persistence which would save settings. I believe Unetbootin also has this option.
 
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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To make sure I am understanding what you did, you have Ubuntu on a bootable flash drive, you boot it and select Install and install it to another flash drive. You then boot the second flash drive and install VBox on it and xp in VBox, correct?

How did you create the bootable flash drive, what program did you use? If you used the Ubuntu usb-creator you should have been able to select a size for persistence which would save settings. I believe Unetbootin also has this option.
Hi
First of all my apologizes I have a back up external drive tucked away at the back of my desktop and ubuntu installed on THAT NOT THE USB DRIVE. I have been kicking myself. I will try again with Unebootin as you suggested.

Thanks for your reply.


Gerry
 
  


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