Ubuntu on pendrive

Richard Owlett rowlett at pcnetinc.com
Sat Dec 24 17:43:29 UTC 2011

Liam Proven wrote:
> 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?

YES and YES ;)
I also verified that I could boot by using a USB copy of 
Porteus [essentially a Live-only derivative of a Slackware 
based distro].

> 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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