[xubuntu-users] xubuntu on thumbdrive

dojero dojero at fastwebmail.it
Sun May 3 21:45:44 UTC 2009

I would suggest a different approach to creating a persistent USB Xubuntu.
I have used it successfully and I think the instructions provide more
information and better detail than pendrive.  Note that they say on the page
that you can use an automated version of these instructions, but they have
not worked well for me.  Rather, I think the manual approach is better.


> Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 22:44:44 -0500
> From: David Duckslammer <davidduckslammer at gmail.com>
> Subject: [xubuntu-users] xubuntu on thumbdrive: instructions don't
>        work
> To: xubuntu-users <xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Vincent writes:
> <<
> From: Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl>
> Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] persistent 9.04 doesn't persist
> To: Xubuntu Help and User Discussions <xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 9:49 PM, David Duckslammer <
> davidduckslammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have installed to a thumbdrive per
> >
> http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-xubuntu-904-persistent-install-windows/#more-1564
> >
> > When I shutdown/reboot/halt the files are not saved.
> >
> > How can I debug it?
> >
> I'm not sure, I never used that method. However, if you are able to burn a
> CD, I'd recommend you to burn Xubuntu to one, then run the LiveCD and
> install it to USB from there. See (note: I wrote this)
> http://xubuntublog.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/ubuntu-from-your-flash-drive-easier-than-ever-before/
> That's sort of the official way and has worked for me.
> >>
> Ok, I downloaded the ISO, made and booted on the live CD.  The usb-creator
> app is not part of the live CD though it surely seems as if it should be.
>  I
> can't download and install it it because I'm running on a CD.  I refuse to
> overwrite my laptop harddisk until I know for sure ubuntu actually works
> with all my hardware.
> Your instructions are great, but they do not apply to someone who just
> wants
> to give ubuntu a test drive without loading the entire system on his
> harddisk - which completely defeats the pupose of installing it on a
> thumbdrive.
> What I really need to test is the wifi.  Under the other install referenced
> previously, linux saw my wifi adapter but I couldn't figure out how to
> configure it.  Under the live CD, it doesn't even see the adapter.  I don't
> know what will happen if I install ubuntu on the harddisk.  Being as wifi
> is
> my only connection to the internet, I am hesitant to do the install without
> being sure.  This is why I want to test it out with a persistent install on
> a thumbdrive.  Catch-22!
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