[ubuntu-uk] bootable USB drive

David Jones djones.dancol at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 28 14:45:51 GMT 2009

javadayaz wrote:
> Hi,
> I am going to resurrect an old pc. Its already running ubuntu but i 
> would like to install xubuntu on it as its very old...PIII i think. So i 
> am thinking of installing the lighter xubuntu on it!
> I have run out of discs but i do have a usb thumb drive lying around. Is 
> there a utility that will help me make this into a bootable usb drive? I 
> have seen alot of these apps but most of them are for windows. I am no 
> longer a windows user apart from work!!!
> So this app needs to work in ubuntu...something with a nice easy GUI 
> would also help!
> Any ideas?
> -- 
> Regards
> Javad

Have a look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

That has instructions on how to set up a USB stick so that you can boot 
from it.

Although before you do it, I'd suggest checking the machines bios to 
make sure that it can boot from a usb drive, the PIII's I use don't have 
USB boot capeabilities.


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