Ubuntu on a stick - on a Nokia?

Amichai Rotman amichai at iglu.org.il
Wed Dec 10 07:48:41 UTC 2008

Anthony, Mario and all,

Thanks for the pointer, but I think I wasn't clear as for my plan:

I need a mobile environment to fix computers on the go. I also like it to be
Linux based. I walk around with my trusty Nokia E71 anyway, including a 2GB
SD card inside.

I once installed a full Ubuntu system on a USB stick using the guides
in Pendrive
Linux <http://www.pendrivelinux.com/>.

I wondered if someone had tried installing Linux on an SD card and use it as
a rescue / swiss army knife on the go to fix computers.

I was hoping for a pointer to a guide for a Linux distro geared for that
purpose exactly.

I guess I could use the above site to install Ubuntu on my SD card and the
customize it, but I hoped to skip this step and hear from an experienced
Linuxer out there.



Amichai Rotman

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On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 02:53, Mario Spinthiras
<spinthiras.mario at gmail.com>wrote:

> I don't really remember what unetbootin formats the thumb drives as BUT as
> long as its fat32 (what the nokia wants natively) it should be fine
> otherwise the phone being as dumb as it is (I have a Nokia too) will moan on
> a corrupted filesystem or something stupid like that.
> But if your looking on installing linux on a usb stick (and not installing
> the install-er) you will probably run into issues I bet.
> I wrote a blog post about using unetbootin to get things rolling some time
> ago. You might like to reference it for help or something if this is new to
> you.
> http://www.spinthiras.net/2008/09/20/quick-way-to-install-ubuntu-from-a-usb-stickthumb-drive/
> Please let us know on your results.
> Warm Regards,
> Mario A. Spinthiras
> http://www.spinthiras.net/
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