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Old 06-01-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Question Need to install linux from a usb drive.

So here's my problem ( a quick response would be awesome)

I have a laptop with a flakey cdrom drive, it can't boot a data cd, and therefore I cannot install Linux from a CD. Now, I have terribly broken grub and ntloader, so any fixes to them are impossible at this point.

I have a solution though, if I can get an installer to work off a portable usb drive (my BIOS supports boot from usb) I'm A OK.

I prefer Ubuntu and debian based distros so if the Ubuntu live installer could be used that'd be perfect.

Oh and more problem, I have 1 windows XP machine to set this up from...

Any help here would be awesome.

Old 06-01-2007, 11:40 PM   #2
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Here's Debian's installation guide for 386 from USB.


install, live, usb

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