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Old 02-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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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
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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
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Check these links:

http://www.linuxcandy.com/2012/02/ho...ntu-11-10.html
http://fixitwizkid.com/threads/how-t...sb-drive.7399/
http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/09/11/...b-drive-or-cd/
 
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

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
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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
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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.
 
  


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