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Old 10-30-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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How to install Ubuntu from external USB drive

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 7.10 DVD image and burned it to disc. I wish to install this on an older Compaq which does not have the option to boot from USB drives within the BIOS. I found a utility called Wakepup which fits onto a floppy that is geared to boot Puppy Linux, but I do not know if this will work for the Ubuntu installation. I'm sure that this has been asked before, but does anyone know of a utility that would work that I could boot from floppy disk in order to begin the installation from an external USB DVD device? Thanks.
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never tried that one but have seen a boot floppy from featherlinux to allow USB booting from non bios USB boot versions.

Old 11-16-2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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I've downloaded that file from feather linux, and my problem is that it is like 1.75 mb, so how can it fit on a 1.44 mb floppy?


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