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How to Install a Linux OS in your USB Flash Drive and turn it into a Portable App Suite
Hi, guys,So, on this instructable on how to put a linux disto on a usb drive and get apps is good. I can see where to choose to set a persistant file to save work to when downloading the distro to the usb, but how much room should I set, as much as I want? Will that amount make the usb run slower? How do I save my work when I shut down for the day on the usb? Also, could I load Minecraft on to the usb? Minecraft works on linux, I know, but will it run on the usb? Thanks for your help here. Karen
the ISO does not download, only a whole lot of folders, please help!
Instructions worked well.. until I rebooted. I made it persistant so I can save changes to a 32gb USB flash drive with64-bit version of 16.04 Ubuntu LTS iso.I want to keep Ubuntu so I can use it on different computers, but as soon as I make changes/run updates and reboot. It takes me to the "(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system." I can't install or boot to disk or anything after that. I re-imaged my USB drive again, and tried again.. made just a few changes and rebooted.. same issue. I tried booting on another machine, same message.. unable to find live file system. These are all Dell Win7 64-bit computers, but different models. Any ideas? I've downloaded the 32-bit version of the ISO and will try that this time. But any ideas what might be the problem?
Just finished installing and running Ubuntu 16.04 on my ultrabook. I just have a question, it is possible to mount other flash drives or hard drives while running ubuntu throught USB?
Of course--but that wasn't the point of your original comment. You were talking about burning the distro to a CD.
...which burns and wastes a CD/DVD. For anyone who evaluates many Linux distros (or even occasional ones), the USB is a much better choice. Unless you use the USB key constantly for years, you'll never wear it out. You're far more likely to lose it first. Or realize that it has become to small for your needs, like the many I have whose size is measured in megabytes, not gigabytes! :)
Its just a way of testing it not a long term solution, virtualisation through windows or other operating system is another way of using it. Look up virtual box by Orace (Sun)
Make sure when the boot up screen comes up with logo that there is an option for boot like pressing F12, I have a dell laptop even though I enabled the boot from USB it would go directly to windows. hope that Helps.
you use the USB to test compatibility then install it properly
I installed opensuse on my usb disk. It turned out to run quite slowly. Any solutions?
No, on must school computers the bios or locked. And you need a way to get a WiFi password.
How to setup a USB Flash drive to install Windows.http://www.baatkar.com/2015/09/how-to-setup-usb-flash-drive-to-install.html.@@@@@@@ Thanks @@@@@@@ - Riya Patel001
PLEASE ANSWER - i downloaded the OS onto my USB with the installer and you can see the files on my USB and i triple checked for the boot options on the BIOS and everything else, does anybody have any idea what i am missing? - HannahB24
Make any pendrive Bootable to install Windows.http://www.baatkar.com/2015/09/how-to-setup-usb-flash-drive-to-install.html.thanks
Thx a lot
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