Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2009
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: 1
Can I install Ubuntu from the USB Drive

I am considering using Ubuntu. I have already downloaded v11.10 to my USB drive for storage and such. My question this. Can I install Ubuntu from the USB drive to the hard drive? I would be partitioning the hard drive such that I will have Windows XP Home in one partition and Ubuntu in the other partition. This question (or related) have been asked before but just have the time to go through all the various threads searching for my answer. Thanks.
Old 02-19-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Australia
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Jessie, Sid/Experimental, playing with LFS.
Posts: 2,900

Rep: Reputation: 636Reputation: 636Reputation: 636Reputation: 636Reputation: 636Reputation: 636
You can install Ubuntu from the USB drive but how easy it is to do so depends on what you actually downloaded. if you downloaded an iso you will need to use either Unetbootin to create a bootable USB with it or you can follow any of the many online tutorials (here is but one) and install Grub2 to be able to use the iso. Another option is install the img file and follw the instructions available at the Ubuntu website to make it work from the usb drive.
Old 02-20-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
Satyaveer Arya
Senior Member
Registered: May 2010
Location: Palm Island
Distribution: RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Oracle Solaris 10
Posts: 1,415

Rep: Reputation: 305Reputation: 305Reputation: 305Reputation: 305
Check these links:
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 0

please checkout this link in this link you can select a version to download

in 2nd step you can choose usbstick and which select which os you are using. and click on "show me how". It will guide you clearly
Old 02-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 0
you can create a bootable usb drive.

and insert the usb stick to the system. select the bootable device as usb and start installation. the remaining installation is as it is as installation from cd/dvd...
Old 02-21-2012, 05:55 AM   #6
Registered: Dec 2009
Posts: 66

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
First, thanks for the responses. I only have a CD-RW with maximum storage of 700MB. I hope Ubuntu v11.10 will fit since it is something like 695MB. I only have one USB stick and it is mainly used for storage of various stuff, including all the downloaded apps and such. So, I really don't want to be messing with making the USB a "bootable" device. With any luck I can copy v11.10 to CD and make it a bootable cd. Wish my luck. Again, thanks.


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 Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install Ubuntu 9.04 using USB Drive Cougar101 Linux - Newbie 1 06-16-2009 02:26 AM
may install from cdrom to USB FLASH DRIVE(to get it a USB stick bootable) the ubuntu lse123 Linux - Newbie 5 01-02-2009 05:56 PM
Can't install Ubuntu on USB drive Dale Moyer Linux - Newbie 1 12-04-2007 06:32 PM
How to install Ubuntu from external USB drive swampdog2002 Ubuntu 2 11-16-2007 07:54 PM
Ubuntu 6.06 install on USB drive won't boot gudum35 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 10-08-2006 02:23 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.

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