Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-20-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2010
Location: SoCal
Distribution: openSuSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Install Linux to SATA drive but GRUB2 on to USB thumb drive

Hello LQ community,

I hope you can offer some assistance with this issue. I would like to install Linux (more specifically Ubuntu) to an internal SATA drive. The caveat is that I'd prefer GRUB2 install to a USB thumb drive.

This doesn't seem to be an option in the GUI installer. Is there maybe a command line switch to produce the desired results.

Thank You for your time,

Old 11-20-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: PCLinux, Slackware
Posts: 6,984

Rep: Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295
In the Allocate Drive Space window on Ubuntu 11, there is an option at the bottom: Device for boot loader installation. Below it, click on the down arrow on the far right to see the options. If you have your flash drive plugged in it should show and you can select it.
Old 11-22-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2010
Location: SoCal
Distribution: openSuSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank You,

I'll test it on a VM before installing on my laptop.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using a usb thumb drive or flash drive as a swap partition. stevenjoseph Linux - Hardware 8 01-16-2012 01:09 PM
Install Fedora 14 directly on USB thumb drive davis7029 Linux - Newbie 1 01-27-2011 12:28 AM
Only root can automount CD drive and USB thumb drive km4hr Red Hat 3 03-25-2009 01:30 PM
freebsd usb thumb drive install taltman *BSD 6 03-08-2008 01:13 AM
USB drive using different partitions (usb key thumb drive) Arodef Linux - Hardware 0 08-04-2004 07:36 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration