[ubuntu-uk] Mini-success story

James Milligan lake54 at lake54.com
Fri May 29 15:50:25 BST 2009

Would creating a USB startup disk work off a partition on an external  
hard disk? If so that'd be brill.


On 29 May 2009, at 15:46, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:

> James Milligan wrote:
>> Now this is something that's definitely going to help tomorrow!
>> My PC with XP on has today started throwing blue screens every time  
>> it
>> starts up i.e. I can't use it - which is a nightmare because I'm  
>> using
>> a website online for some revision help.
>> With the Ubuntu 8.10 live cd I've got, I can now go online for  
>> however
>> long I want! The only thing I have to do is install flash player and
>> that's it!!!
>> Oh I'm so using Ubuntu full time as soon as I can!
>> James
>> PS - the BSOD error was machine check exception - mainly associated
>> with CPU but it seems to be running fine.
> That's good, I find it's always handy to have an Ubuntu Live CD  
> kicking
> around for those times when something like that happens.  What you  
> could
> do is also create an Ubuntu USB stick (should be under System ->
> Administration -> USB Startup Disk creator) which hopefully you'd be
> able to boot from.  I believe it should be possible then to install
> Flash on there too so you can simply boot and start working straight  
> away.
> Rob
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