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Old 01-03-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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Making a usb stick bootable


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Old 01-04-2008, 10:28 PM   #2
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There are many usb stick distros and solutions. Just curious about which one(s) you used and why. Which is better? Link?
Old 01-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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hello hellork
My problem was with setting up ubuntu on the usb stick ready to be installed on a machine without optical drives. I was using my nokia E50 to act as a USB stick but never managed to get it to setup correctly. I guess it didn't like being formatted to fat and set as bootable (though the memory card uses fat, puzzling enough). I am quite intrigued as to why it wouldn't work so might pursue the issue again one day.
I discarded the idea and instead opted for installing it over the network using PXE just to find out a the brand new machine doesn't support booting a network resource (or even usb - there is no mention of either in the bootup devices options in the BIOS).
In the end I simply added the hard drive with ubuntu on there to the new machine. Linux is amazingly flexible - apart from the xserver it didn't even complain!

Good luck on your USB distro endeavors


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