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frenchn00b
August 15th, 2010, 01:45 PM
no cd ; no floppy: how to install ubuntu on a pc i386 with usb pendrive?

jakupl
August 15th, 2010, 02:53 PM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

MrWES
August 15th, 2010, 02:56 PM
no cd ; no floppy: how to install ubuntu on a pc i386 with usb pendrive?

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/


Used it many times on my family memeber's computers.:D


Bill

SpockVulcan
August 15th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Linux: use Startup disc creator
WIndows: PenDriveLinux
Mac: See here (http://j.mp/bpElBX)

frenchn00b
August 15th, 2010, 07:26 PM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

great so the solution is windows - based.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-a-ubuntu-9-10-live-usb-in-windows/

great :( We need windows to install linux on a pendrive :( so why linux then?
how can we do if we havent windows?

I try this solution... bit complicated
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

I wish we had a simple
dd if=imageubuntupendrive.img of=/dev/sdXX


the method here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick is hopeless complicated, ...

sudo apt-get install usb-creator needs a X11 even ... how can you do that with a linux live pendrive bootable damn small linux even?

So Ubuntu is simple and made for n00bs?

jakupl
August 15th, 2010, 07:30 PM
great so the solution is windows - based.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-a-ubuntu-9-10-live-usb-in-windows/

great :( We need windows to install linux on a pendrive :( so why linux then?
how can we do if we havent windows?

I try this solution... bit complicated
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

I wish we had a simple

You don't need windows. It just lists how to do it in windows. Look below the windows thing. It altso lists how to do it in linux and mac

davidmohammed
August 15th, 2010, 07:30 PM
eh? - the https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick makes it clear that you can do this from linux...

frenchn00b
August 15th, 2010, 07:34 PM
eh? - the https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick makes it clear that you can do this from linux...

this is certainly not an Human Ubuntu solution:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

far too complicated to be done, by a new guy arrivign to linux world.

snowpine
August 15th, 2010, 07:38 PM
this is certainly not an Human Ubuntu solution:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

far too complicated to be done, by a new guy arrivign to linux world.

And yet we have new Ubuntu users every day on the forums, so clearly the instructions make sense to some people. ;)

jakupl
August 15th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Is this really that complicated?


The usb-creator utility can be installed using Synaptic Package Manager if not already present on your system. Some people have problems with usb-creator. You can also install and use UNetbootin to do the same thing.
Run usb-creator
Top pane, you will have to click "other", locate and select the ISO image
Plug the to-be-nuked USB stick into the computer, it should show up in the bottom pane titled "USB disk to use". (You may have to use GParted to format the USB Stick--I used 'ext3' as the format and it worked.)
Make sure you have the correct device selected before proceeding to create a USB startup disk!
There may be bugs during the formatting which will show up as two partitions when booting from the USB stick. Try selecting each of them and one should work. If not, restart the computer and try booting from the USB stick again.