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Making a computer boot linux from a flash drive? Answered

So heres the story i dropped my laptop while it was running so i am pretty sure that the head smashed into the platter becase it makes a timed clicking noise from the harddrive but any ways it only boots up past the "HP Invent"part then it ses disk error please remove and strike any key so i would like to know if i could boot it up with linux from a usb flash drive and how(step by step guides and links are helpfull here) then i wold make nessesary repairs like new harddrive i just want to know that the componts still work before i dump money into it the version of linux i want would probably be ubano or simaler version for laptop?

Thanks for help

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Vyger

Best Answer 5 years ago

When you do decide to replace the hard drive get an SSD. The prices are still falling on them and you can get a good deal from many places. Even if the controler in the notebook doesn't support the full speed of the SSD get one anyway. They are not effected by things like droping. In addition they use less power so it increases the battery life and it generates less heat. All good reasons to go with an SSD.

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Mr_Liss

5 years ago


Detailed instructions are here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

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mpilchfamily

5 years ago

Yes. Ubuntu has an install that you can set up on a thumb drive. As long as you can set your PC to boot from a thumb drive you'll good to go. Look it up and you'll find all the answers you need.