Linux Articles listed under "USB Ubuntu"

CoLinux Portable Ubuntu for Windows

Portable Ubuntu Remix for Windows (Pubuntu) is a project headed by Claudio Cacsar Sa¡nchez Tejeda that uses CoLinux (Cooperative Linux) to enable a user to run Ubuntu on top of Windows. CoLinux, a port of the Linux Kernel, is an open source virtual machine that works much like Qemu (some claim it is faster). Ubuntu is a fork of Debian, and a product of Canonical Ltd. In the following tutorial, we will show you how to install and run CoLinux Portable Ubuntu from a USB flash drive or other portable device, all while you're still up and running in Windows.

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Install Ubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from the CD

Ubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation The following tutorial covers the process of installing Ubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive, thumb drive or portable external hard drive using the built in USB Creator (produced by the Ubuntu team) to create a "USB Startup Disk". Installing with this method allows the use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file, FINALLY) to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Ubuntu 8.10 to Live USB (non persistent)

Create a Non Persistent Ubuntu 8.10 Live USB Flash Drive from Windows: This simple tutorial covers the creation of a Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) USB Flash Drive using Windows and our custom script. Upon completion of this tutorial, Ubuntu 8.10 can be run from the portable flash device in the same fashion (but much faster) than it would from the Live CD. This specific tutorial does cover a Ubuntu 8.10 persistence (persistent) casper-rw feature option. Hence the user can save changes back to the USB device using this tutorial.

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Install Ubuntu 8.04 to Live USB (non Persistent)

Ubuntu 8.04 USB Live installation from Windows: This simple tutorial covers how to install, boot and then run Ubuntu 8.04.3 (Hardy Heron) from a USB flash drive. Upon completion of this tutorial, Ubuntu 8.04 can be run from the portable flash device in the same fashion (but much faster) than it would from the Live CD. This specific tutorial does not cover a Ubuntu 8.04.3 persistence (persistent) feature option. Hence the user cannot save changes back to the USB device using this tutorial.

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How to set up your own Debian Linux Mirror

Looking to build your own Debian Linux Mirror? Use your local hard drive or a network drive and share your mirror over a network or even on the internet. Having your our own Debian/Ubuntu Linux Mirror enables you to drastically speed up the process of installing packages or complete netbuilds on your single or networked Linux PC (s).

Using the following tutorial, the same method can be used for building a Ubuntu Mirror if desired.

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Install Ubuntu 7.10 to a Flash Drive via CD

Create a Ubuntu 7.10 USB Flash Drive from CD: This tutorial enables you to install, boot and run Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) from a USB flash drive. In addition to installing Ubuntu to a USB device and then booting Ubuntu from the memory stick, this tutorial will enable you to automatically save your changes and settings back to the thumb drive and further restore them on each boot using a second "casper-rw" persistent partition. The tutorial was written for those already familiar with working from Ubuntu or another Linux desktop environment. If you do not have access to or prefer not to use a Windows computer, this Ubuntu Linux on a stick tutorial is for you.

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Install Ubuntu 7.04 to a Flash Drive using the CD

Create a Ubuntu 7.04 Live USB Persistent Flash Drive using the CD. This tutorial enables you to install, boot and run Ubuntu Linux 7.04 from USB "and save your changes back to the stick". When booting Ubuntu in persistent mode, it uses a "casper-rw" partition to save your changes back to the drive, restoring them on each boot. The tutorial was written for those already somewhat familiar with working from Ubuntu or another Linux desktop environment. If you do not have access to or prefer not to use a Windows computer, this Ubuntu Linux on a stick tutorial is for you.

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Install Ubuntu 7.04 to a Flash Drive from Windows

This Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn USB Flash Drive Creation tutorial explains how to create a Ubuntu 7.04 USB Flash Drive. We will be  using Windows, the Live CD and a new custom FIXED initrd.gz to correct the persistent feature that was broken with the original 7.04 release. Upon completion of this tutorial, the user will be able to save changes and settings back to the flash drive making for a completely Portable Ubuntu version 7.04. Now you can take your Feisty Fawn with you! 

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Grub Error 21 after full install to USB hard drive

Help! I'm getting a Grub 1.5 Error 21 after a Ubuntu USB hard drive install: We received this email the other day from someone who was trying to do a full Ubuntu Linux install to an external USB hard drive. This person already had Debian Linux installed on their local hard drive and was attempting to do an install of Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive.

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Install Ubuntu Edgy to a Flash Drive from CD

Create a Ubuntu Edgy Flash Drive from the Linux CD This tutorial enables you to install, boot and run Ubuntu Linux from USB. When booting Ubuntu in persistent mode, it uses a "casper-rw" partition to save your changes back to the drive, restoring them on each boot. The tutorial is similar to the USB Ubuntu installation tutorial for Windows users with the exception that it was written with a Linux user in mind. If your already working from a Ubuntu Linux desktop environment and do not have access to or prefer not to use a Windows computer, this tutorial is for you.

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Install Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy to USB using Windows

How to Create an Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy USB Flash Drive using Windows and the Ubuntu Live CD. Upon completion, the user will be able to boot and run a Portable Ubuntu Edgy from the USB thumb drive. This tutorial utilizes multiple partitions to enable the user to save changes and settings back to the flash thumb drive and restore them persistently. Note that the second partition must be labeled "casper-rw" to use the "persistent" feature and save changes back to the stick.

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