[ubuntu-uk] bootable USB drive
nperry at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 14:54:33 GMT 2009
sudo aptitude installusb-creator
Is installed by default, needs the .iso :)
2009/10/28 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>
> 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
> You should be able to do it within Ubuntu. Click on the System Menu on
> the top bar, select Administration and then USB Startup Disk Creator.
> You'll need to download the Xubuntu ISO (if you haven't already) and
> select it, then it should be able to create a bootable USB stick.
> However, it will also rely on support in the PCs BIOS to boot from USB.
> It might work, then again it might not (USB booting wasn't really
> included in BIOSes until about the Athlon XP/P4). Still you may be lucky.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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