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Old 06-17-2011, 07:02 AM   #1
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Cool trying to put edubuntu 11.04 on usb

I would like to put this on a 8 gb mini sd card that plugs in to my usb via adapter.

I want to upgrade from old version of xubuntu with I can no longer do anything with. Still new at this I have been studying puppy linux and using Lucid puppy 5.

So i was wondering what is the best wasy and program to use in order to put edubuntu on a flash drive.

All help appreciated
Old 06-17-2011, 08:31 AM   #2
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Just use the LiveCD and select advanced partitioning, then choose your usb stick from the dropdown menu.

Installing to a USB stick is identical to installing to a HD, except that you probably want to forgo the swap partition (the installer may not let you, but you can remove it later, and you should alter your /etc/fstab and add noatime as a mount option (to avoid needless disk-writes.)
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There are basically three ways. One is to run the sd like a live cd. Nothing saved each time
Another is to put a special file on it to save some stuff between sessions. A persistent file or casper would save most changes but not all.

Lastly is what andrrewthomas suggests. A real install to the sd. The way I like to do it is to make the sd or flash drive the first in bios order. Be careful, this issue hurts a lot of people's install. Where and how to put the boot loader. Many people suggest to use uuid and put grub on the sd to get it to boot on random computers. It may be the best way (not as easy in some cases)

I'd think a usb flash drive would be slightly better. Some usb readers for cf/sd cards are kind of funny.
Old 06-18-2011, 04:41 AM   #4
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I have decided to use Ubunutu to install by cd.

But i was still wanting edubuntu on a flash drive so i would carry it around and use it on other people's computer,

If i were to have edubuntu on a flash drive could i also have other files on the flash drive to access while running Edubuntu?

Thanks for help
Old 06-18-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
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Yes on a windows machine download a program called lili and that will make a bootable usb with whatever distro you want and make sure you make it persistant,
And yes you can store stuff on the USB

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