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pete1983
May 7th, 2010, 05:36 PM
I am trying to run ubuntu 10.04 from a usb drive like a live cd so I can test it before I use it. I have made my external hard drive active so that it will read, but i am not sure what to do next. I have put iso on the active partition however when I try to boot from the external hard drive it says boot mgr missing. Am I missing something ? Thanks for help

gordintoronto
May 7th, 2010, 09:01 PM
An ISO is an image of a CD. If you have a program which can "burn an image" you could make a bootable CD to try Ubuntu. Just copying the ISO, to a USB drive or a CDR, does not help.

Zireth ZH
May 7th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Hey pal check out this link:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

Look down there this : "Copying Files to USB Stick"

Follow the instructions depending on your situation... I hope this helps

pete1983
May 10th, 2010, 02:07 AM
Thanks for help guys I used the startup disk creator on my desktop I am not sure how I missed that being there, but it worked perfect with my external hard drive. Thanks for posts guys they did help.