How to install lubuntu to USB

Aere Greenway Aere at
Thu Feb 6 05:02:21 UTC 2014


Thank you for the additional information.  It could turn out to be 
useful.  I have filed this e-mail in my "Info-Gems" folder for later 

I am a programmer (since 1969), but my area of expertise is not making 
bootable USB drives.

I stick to areas I am familiar with, if at all possible.

- Aere

On 02/05/2014 09:32 PM, Tong Sun wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 12:42 AM, Aere Greenway wrote:
>> I can then use it pretty much like a normal system, and in particular, I can
>> install all of the MIDI software I need (as well as Java).  The live-CD user
>> has no password - you just hit the Enter key when it asks for the password.
>> One important difference with such systems, is that if you apply updates,
>> you will soon use up all the space in your persistence file, and if it is a
>> kernel update, it will go through the motions of the update, but the next
>> boot (or any subsequent boot) will not boot the new kernel. . .
>> I use it to demonstrate my software (with all the MIDI components installed)
>> on Windows machines, without having to install anything.  It just boots and
>> runs.
> Thanks for your detailed explanation Aere, from which I have a feeling
> that you are not a programmer. Being just a normal user and achieving
> what you have achieved, that's really something.
> Just for returning of the favor, do you know that you are this close
> to have your own live (USB) system, that can contain whatever tools
> you like, e.g., all of the MIDI  & Java software you need, and
> upgraded whatever need to upgrade, and no need to worry about running
> out of your live space?
> The trick is to know how to unpack the filesystem.squashfs and repack
> it. That's what I'm doing now. It is not too much harder than what you
> are doing now, just a bit more steps. You do not need to be a
> programmer in order to do it. Your "trial-and-error" methodology will
> get you there eventually.
> If interested, check these out:


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