[ubuntu-uk] Custom Ubuntu for a USB key

Scott scottuss at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 17:23:59 GMT 2009


Yeah absolutely, the USB key creator will create a bootable CD from any
Ubuntu ISO (not the alternative installer ISO however!)

On Sun, 2009-02-15 at 16:16 +0000, Simon Wears wrote:
> So perhaps a custom version of the LiveCD with the applications I
> need, stored as the Live image through Intrepids USB key creator?
> 
> I'll have a go tomorrow when I get my Ubuntu PC back, and let you know
> how well it goes.
> 
> 2009/2/15 Scott Pashley <scottuss at gmail.com>
>         Hi,
>         
>         The persistence will still allow a live boot, so for example
>         when Linux is booting it will detect the hardware on your
>         computer and load the required drivers just as it would if
>         running from a Live CD. The persistence is only for user files
>         and any additional applications that you chose to install.
>         
>         I have had this set up for a while and tried all sorts to get
>         it to boot faster. In the end I gave up, the only option for a
>         faster boot is to do a "proper" install to the USB drive, but
>         then you would run into issues with hardware on other
>         computers (i.e not that computer you did the "proper" install
>         on)
>         
>         Scott
>         
>         2009/2/15 Michael G Fletcher <michael at ilovemylinux.com>
>         
>         
>                 
>                 On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:22 PM, Simon Wears
>                 <munkyjunky at googlemail.com> wrote:
>                 > Ever since 8.10 was released, I've carried with me a
>                 copy of Intrepid on my
>                 > 1Gb USB key, since it's bundled along with my flat
>                 keys. I was wondering
>                 > about making the install a little more customised -
>                 at the moment it's just
>                 > the standard live CD on a USB, but I'd like to make
>                 something that may load
>                 > a little quicker, and has only the applications I
>                 need on - which is just
>                 > about firefox, pidgin, gedit and maybe VLC at a
>                 push.
>                 >
>                 > How would I go about doing this? My current best
>                 guess is one of those
>                 > remastering-type of applications, for respinning a
>                 LiveCD. That terminology
>                 > is probably not the best possible to use, but I hope
>                 you get the gist of
>                 > what I mean. I'm thinking about maybe making it a
>                 peristant install, so I
>                 > can save files too (or a least some settings for
>                 pidgin and firefox).
>                 >
>                 > It's mainly so I can borrow peoples
>                 laptops/desktops, without having to have
>                 > them load me onto their desktop. Just boot from USB
>                 and have a portable
>                 > desktop with me where ever I am.
>                 >
>                 > Cheers,
>                 > --
>                 > Simon Wears
>                 > MunkyJunky at Gmail.com | http://MunkyJunky.com
>                 > MunkyJunky on irc.freenode.net
>                 >
>                 
>                 
>                 Hi Simon, I'm taking a wild guess here, but it might
>                 work.
>                 
>                 If you create the live-usb using the function in 8.10
>                 (System ->
>                 Administration -> Create a USB startup disk) it
>                 supplies the option to
>                 store documents and settings on the USB disk when
>                 shutting it down.
>                 Use the slider to choose how much space to allocate.
>                  It may then be
>                 possible to boot from the USB and add / remove
>                 programs and it will
>                 "remember that".
>                 
>                 I would think that the advantage is that in the 'live'
>                 version you
>                 will get much better hardware support if you are
>                 plugging it in to
>                 various machine.  With a persistent install I would
>                 imagine that
>                 hardware will cause some grief every time you use a
>                 different machine.
>                 
>                 I might give this a test today quickly :-) HTH
>                 
>                 --Michael
>                 
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> 
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> Simon Wears
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