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    Help on installing from usb

    Okay, so I downloaded lubuntu because I think the computer I'm using I think will run faster on it. At first I just put the ISO onto the usb stick (which is a Super Talent USB2.0 2gb). When that didn't work I looked up the proper way to boot from a flash drive. So I used UNetbootin. When I tried to boot from it, there was just a blank black screen with a blinking _ for about ten minutes. That seemed a little too long so I figured something was wrong. Can anybody help me?

    My system:

    Pentium 4 - 1.8Ghz
    494.8 MiB RAM (I think it's DDR)
    30Gb Hard Drive
    Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

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    Re: Help on installing from usb

    Put lubutu in home directory (and your usb is plugged) and run

    Code:
    sudo dd if=oneiric-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb
    If name of your iso is different change it.Second solution is to add LXDE and remove Gnome following http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelxde guide.After that upgrade to the next release and should be lubuntu.
    There is no greater religion than a truth.

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    Re: Help on installing from usb

    so if the name of the ISO is lubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso i type in the terminal
    Code:
    sudo dd if=lubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb

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    Re: Help on installing from usb

    Okay, nevermind about that, it didn't work. so when I'm following that guide do I need to do all four commands or just for ubuntu?

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    Re: Help on installing from usb

    Yes,try that way and see if that is a what you want.
    There is no greater religion than a truth.

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    Re: Help on installing from usb

    Quote Originally Posted by mindrifter View Post
    so if the name of the ISO is lubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso i type in the terminal
    Code:
    sudo dd if=lubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb
    You need to be careful when using this command. If you do have another drive (/dev/sdb) so that will be overwritten. Make sure your USB is /dev/sdb before running such command. Better safe than sorry.

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    Re: Help on installing from usb

    If you are on an Ubuntu box currently, you can the Startup Disk Creator program (which should already be installed on 10.10). Simply select the .iso file and the usb drive you want to use and it does the rest.

    Check the Ubuntu documentation for more info on the process:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

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    Re: Help on installing from usb

    Quote Originally Posted by mindrifter View Post
    Okay, so I downloaded lubuntu because I think the computer I'm using I think will run faster on it. At first I just put the ISO onto the usb stick (which is a Super Talent USB2.0 2gb). When that didn't work I looked up the proper way to boot from a flash drive. So I used UNetbootin. When I tried to boot from it, there was just a blank black screen with a blinking _ for about ten minutes. That seemed a little too long so I figured something was wrong. Can anybody help me?

    My system:

    Pentium 4 - 1.8Ghz
    494.8 MiB RAM (I think it's DDR)
    30Gb Hard Drive
    Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)
    Hi,

    What is your Video Card?
    What release have you downloaded? 11.10?

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