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#1 resistor X

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

I need to know this before I start onto this - will Ubuntu boot ok from a bootable flash drive? I know how to make the drive bootable, that's not a problem.

Anyone who knows, post it.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:16 PM

I need to know this before I start onto this - will Ubuntu boot ok from a bootable flash drive? I know how to make the drive bootable, that's not a problem.

Anyone who knows, post it.

Yes, it will. I don't know how you plan on making the drive bootable, but this is easier than using something like sys-linux.

EDIT: your computer's bios will need to support booting from usb/sd/etc... though

Edited by tekio, 12 May 2010 - 10:22 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 10:42 AM

I need to know this before I start onto this - will Ubuntu boot ok from a bootable flash drive? I know how to make the drive bootable, that's not a problem.

Anyone who knows, post it.


If you are wanting to boot a NetBook there are already images available:
http://www.ubuntu.co...ownload-netbook

If you are wanting to convert a CD image to USB then you can use the tool included on the LiveCD (have to boot CD on another machine) or use the 'easy to use' Unetbootin:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

EDIT: your computer's bios will need to support booting from usb/sd/etc... though


A way around this is to use the PLoP bootloader. Boot PLoP from floppy/disk and then select 'boot from USB'.

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:08 PM


EDIT: your computer's bios will need to support booting from usb/sd/etc... though


A way around this is to use the PLoP bootloader. Boot PLoP from floppy/disk and then select 'boot from USB'.

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html

For a sec I got really excited about that, but found out it doesn't work on SD card readers that aren't attached to the USB bus.... I hate a USB dongle sticking out of my netbook when I want to run backtrack. :(




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