Pen drive size to put Ubuntu on

Haneef Bashir darkfena313 at
Thu Dec 11 16:27:45 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 7:07 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:

> 2008/12/11 Computer assistance to Akatsi District project Ghana
> <ghana.computeraid at>:
> > Hello
> >
> > My mother has a really slow P4 1,5 ghz XP computer. I wanted to give here
> a
> > pen drive with Ubuntu on for Christmas, so that she can have a fast
> computer
> > igain. When you have installed ubuntu, there is a option to put it on a
> > pendrive rigth? Is i difficult to get to work?
from what i know there in no option for pendive  installation, however u can
use a program called unebootin to install it on a usb drive. i suggest using
no less then 2G, i personally had problem getting it to work on a 1G but
Xubuntu was able to work on the 1G im pretty sure it had something to do
with  the size (Xubuntu's iso image being smaller than Ubuntu's)

> >
> > And how big should the pendrive be? I dont want to use so much mony on
> it,
> > because i also want to buy her a LCD screen.
> >
> > In advanced
> > Thank you for any help
> >
> > Robert Riksheim
> While your goal is noble, your way is wrong.
> You will not make her Windows XP computer faster by installing Ubuntu
> on a pen drive for her. If you want her to have a more responsive
> computer, then an Ubuntu insallation on the hard disk _may_ be more
> responsive than XP on the same hardware. Maybe not. And an Ubuntu
> installation booting from a USB drive will _not_ be more responsive
> than a properly configured Windows XP installation.
> Either fix her Windows installation or install Ubuntu on the hard drive.
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