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linux help!!!!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by pt945, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. pt945

    pt945 GLOCK 17

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    i have made several versions of linux as a liveCD but i don't wan't to carry around cds in my laptop bag.... is it possible to make a liveusbjumpdrive i would love to do this as a unbunto if possible on like a 4gb thumbdrive with a few extras like gimp and a few office type programs. can this be done?

    thanks
    chris
     
  2. jtm62

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    There are several walkthroughs out there on how to successfully do this.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent

    Check that out.

    I, myself, have tried to do this several times to no avail. Maybe someone with more Linux experience will chime in and help us both. haha.
     


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  4. dotsun

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    I know you said you'd prefer to have ubuntu, but for a totally brainless usb live OS check out puppy linux. It makes it very easy.
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

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    Much of it will have to do with if you motherboard likes to boot of off USB devices- many do not consistently. Most times this will involve telling your BIOS to boot from USB devices before any bootable hard drive partitions.
     
  7. IndyGunFreak

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    The point about your PC booting a usb devices is a good one and one I didn't really think of. If you can't boot a USB device, the discussion is pointless... That said however, the Ubuntu Live CD(which you could put on a thumb drive as little as 1gig), has Gimp and Open Office, etc.

    IGF
     
  8. pt945

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    posting from my thumb drive on ubuntu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i used the unetbootin software sooooooper easy i am having to do it hard wire because i have not acquired all my drivers for my wireless card and a few other minor things. this is funnnnnnnn. thanks for all the help... i did have to go into the bios and set up the usb as my 1st boot item followed by the cd rom then the hdd on my desktop and lap top but this is outstanding.....:banana::snoopy::cheerleader::yourock: thanks for all the help :yourock:

    that was so easy i am going to try several others with different distros just to try them out...
     
  9. dotsun

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    That's awesome, I may give it a try this week.
     
  10. LinuxKnight

    LinuxKnight Edge Of Reality

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    There is an easy method to do this with Fedora 9 and later (10 is out as Beta now).
    Download this program, and one of the Live CDs, run it, have your USB thumb drive plugged in, and presto.
    https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator

    Get the live CD images here:
    http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora
    (Desktop Live is GNOME based, and KDE Live is KDE based)

    This tool also supports downloading the Live CD images from within the tool itself.

    Neat thing about this, not sure if Ubuntu does this, you can have persistent overlay, which means you can store files, bookmarks, settings, etc. on the USB drive, and it will remember them after you reboot.
    With a regular live CD (or non-persistent live USB), you have to redo any settings, and it won't save files.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008