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Old 01-29-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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Doubts about Unetbootin


Hello everybody.

I need some help with Unetbootin, because I don't understand something.

Well, I want to install a Linux distribution in an USB Hard Drive, but I haven't neither CDs nor DVDs nor USB pen drives. So, I was thinking if I could use that USB hard drive as an USB pen drive, put there my ISO with Unetbootin, and after install that distribution into the same USB hard drive, or into another.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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hello Kubuntu
You should be able to install a livecd linux onto the USB hdd with Unetbootin
However, if you wish to have a full install of linux (not livecd/usb) then Unetbootin can't do that I don't think.
Depending on what distro you want you could do a net-install using NetbootCD
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

so, I assume you are doing this from windows?
if so you may have to make a small partition to hold and boot the netbootcd, about 20MB
You can use Unetbootin to install netbootcd to small partition, boot off that and then net-install whatever distro you want.

is that what you mean?
 
Old 01-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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However, if you wish to have a full install of linux (not livecd/usb) then Unetbootin can't do that I don't think.
I think that depends on the distro. I was pleasantly surprised when booting EEEbuntu from a unetbootin thumb drive and it actually had an option 'Install Operating System to Hard Disk'! I chose that option and it worked great! A recent Fuduntu unetbootin install did not have the option so I had to boot it up like a liveCD and then install from that.
 
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hello Kubuntu
You should be able to install a livecd linux onto the USB hdd with Unetbootin
However, if you wish to have a full install of linux (not livecd/usb) then Unetbootin can't do that I don't think.
Depending on what distro you want you could do a net-install using NetbootCD
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

so, I assume you are doing this from windows?
if so you may have to make a small partition to hold and boot the netbootcd, about 20MB
You can use Unetbootin to install netbootcd to small partition, boot off that and then net-install whatever distro you want.

is that what you mean?
I've seen that NetbootCD allows me to install many distros. Not all of them are 64-bit versions, but I think that it's useful for me. I'll try it, thanks
 
  


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