Ubuntu on pendrive

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 15:01:31 UTC 2011

On 24 December 2011 14:27, Richard Owlett <rowlett at pcnetinc.com> wrote:
> Koh Choon Lin wrote:
>> Hi
>> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 8:06 AM,<ghana.computeraid at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> What is the most easy way to put ubuntu on a pendrive? Preferably
>>> withtout leaving windows
>> The easiest way is to boot up Ubuntu CD and use Ubuntu's very own
>> "Startup Disk Creator" to put Ubuntu to a pendrive.
>> With a LiveCD, the worst you have in Ubuntu to do is to reboot and try
>> again.
> I just tried. According to what appeared on-screen, all went well ;/
> BUT it would not boot :<
> Not sure it's worth my time as it makes on screen comments about "persistent
> store" whe\ick likely means it creating on of those "live installs" -
> explicitly what I do *NOT* want.

Yes, the make-a-boot-disk tool just creates live/install media. No use
to me, either.

However, it should boot, even so. If it does not, have you checked
that your BIOS is set to try booting from USB /before/ it boots from
the hard disk?

Does your BIOS actually support booting from USB?

Also note that even if it does, you must use a motherboard-chipset USB
port. The BIOS knows nothing about add-in USB cards and will almost
certainly not boot from a device plugged into one of those.

If your BIOS cannot boot from USB, or you can only use a port on an
add-in card, then the Plop boot manager will help you. I just today
posted a link to it in reply to a comment from Colin Law. If you can't
find that, look on www.plop.at/.

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