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M E X I C O
January 12th, 2010, 09:48 PM
hey i want to install ubuntu on a flash drive and its a 1gb is that good enough if not what other linux distros would you guys recommend ?

J V
January 12th, 2010, 09:50 PM
no, too small... need at least 4 gig preferably 8 gig usb for that ;P

DSL is widely quoted for being awesome (only 50 megs teehee)

Theres also puppy linux and vector linux (but vectors probly too big)

Puck7
January 12th, 2010, 09:51 PM
1 GB would enough, depends what you wish to do.

Using it as a Live CD - Any drive with 700+ MB'S is enough, since you just have to put the CD image on it.

Using it with persistent mode - You can install applications on the remaining space, in this case ~300 MB.

M E X I C O
January 12th, 2010, 09:59 PM
1 GB would enough, depends what you wish to do.

Using it as a Live CD - Any drive with 700+ MB'S is enough, since you just have to put the CD image on it.

Using it with persistent mode - You can install applications on the remaining space, in this case ~300 MB.
can i use the "usb live creator" that comes with ubuntu? i mainly want to use it to install ubuntu on other computers

Puck7
January 12th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Of course, in this case the 1 GB drive would be enough. Just load the .iso file you wish to use and set it up.

M E X I C O
January 12th, 2010, 11:18 PM
thank you very much for answering my noob questions

Puck7
January 12th, 2010, 11:26 PM
My pleasure, glad I could help. (:

M E X I C O
January 13th, 2010, 02:13 AM
i used the windows installer to get ubuntu so i don't have the iso image do i have to find it? if so were is it located or do i have to download?

pathfindermwd
January 13th, 2010, 02:48 AM
i used the windows installer to get ubuntu so i don't have the iso image do i have to find it? if so were is it located or do i have to download?
Ubuntu has a page here on downloading a usb here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

BUT, an easier process (which they note on that page) is here: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-a-ubuntu-9-10-live-usb-in-windows/

I could be mistaken and if I am hope someone corrects me, but the pendrivelinux installation would not allow me to do a 1 gig install, it wanted me to do the 2 gig install, even though it listed a 1 gig as possible.

So, my experience says you need a 2 gig USB, and as noted previously if you want a persistent live usb which you can save settings and data to you may want to find a 4 gig, cost around $10.

pizza-is-good
January 13th, 2010, 03:25 AM
can i use the "usb live creator" that comes with ubuntu? i mainly want to use it to install ubuntu on other computers

Yes, you can.

1GB is more than enough for ubuntu, if you are not planing to save anything else on the drive.

I always carry a 4GB usb with ubuntu.

M E X I C O
January 13th, 2010, 04:08 AM
thank you very much this can be closed now