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Old 08-23-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question USB Persistent Ubuntu 9.04 installation using vista amd anhlon

Hi guys,

this is my first post/thread. I am new to Linux, but have been thinking about the switch for years. I figured I would learn the OS on a flash drive first because I haven't backed up my files. So I have decided to put linux on an extra flash drive I have no other use for. (I realize the life expectancy will not be long).

After a google search I found instructions on how to apply ubuntu on a usb.

It seems to have worked somewhat. It acts like a live cd of ubuntu. However, when it starts to load it eventually ends up in busy box v1.10.2(ubuntu 1:1.10.2-2 ubuntu7).

I get in error before this.

Here is what has transpired:

Casper .gz ready.

[0.368001] bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
[2.456029] ata1:softreset failed (device not ready) mod probe: FATAL: could not load/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/modules.dep: NO such file or directory.

Loading, please wait ....

Then I get to the busy box (built in ash shell)

something that looks like dos and starts with (initramfs).

I have changed the casper file to a 2.0 gb one and I have also ran as administrator (vista's tacky safety thing that gets in the way of everything) like the instructions on the u904p insisted.

I am not sure what I have done wrong.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-24-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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from same

Different file system, perhaps?
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I am not certain. I appreciate your reply, but I don't know where to go from here.
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I downloaded a 4gb casper-rw and it didn't work for me either, I even formatted as it doesn't say whether it comes formatted or not?

anyway, it's very easy to make one yourself...

even better, just use any ubuntu livecd, burn it to cd
boot it up and open "synaptic" package manager from menu on top toolbar
under System/Admin/synaptic pkg manager

use the search button to look for "usb-creator"
and install it while running livecd

then, use usb-creator to install ubuntu to usb and make the casper-rw
need any help post again
Old 08-25-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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usb installer

Another option would be to use the latest Knoppix incarnation and use its native installer to make a compressed/shorter version of Knoppix. When rebooting take the lead out of the hard drive to keep the old grub isolated.



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