[xubuntu-users] Installing Xubuntu from a flash drive

Anthony Papillion anthony at papillion.me
Sat Sep 14 19:15:58 UTC 2013

On 09/14/2013 08:42 AM, Steven Verner wrote:
> On 09/14/2013 09:30 AM, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>> Usually, when I install Xubuntu, I do so from a burned DVD. But I'd like
>> to do it from alternate media like a flash drive. I've downloaded the
>> current ISO to my flash drive. Is there a way to install it from there
>> to a partition on my hard disk?
>> Thanks!
>> Anthony
>> Did you download it to the flash drive or "burn" it to the flash
>> drive?  Not meaning to nitpick the terminology here, just making
>> sure.  You need to "burn" it to the USB with a program(unetbootin is
>> my default for doing this). Once you have done that it is as simple as
>> restarting your computer with the flash drive inserted. You need wo
>> make sure your bios is set to boot from usb. Some(most modern ones)
>> BIOS have a simple aption to set usb as the first boot device, soem
>> will even view it as another hard drive, in which case you change the
>> hdd boot priority as the usb drive, and some (usually older) won't
>> have the option at all, in which case you will need PLBT.

Thanks! I'd actually saved it to the USB drive instead of burned it.
I'll burn it and go from there. Thanks!


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