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    Re: HOW TO Install Lubuntu on USB Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    I haven't tried installing Lubuntu 13.10 in a flash drive, but I have done it on an old hard drive removed from a dead laptop. I see no reason why it wouldn't work. As long as the installer works and detects the device it shouldn't matter where you install it into.
    Lubuntu 13.10 had a super nasty bug regarding zram-config and I was worried that, for whatever reason, it might cause some troubles and was curious to know, that is all

    I am very much aware of the note you have posted, thank you anyway!

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    Re: HOW TO Install Lubuntu on USB Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    Were you browsing the internet when you were installing? If yes, then close the browser next time when you are installing, may be using too much ram.
    I didn't have any applications running during install.

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    Please specify the computer

    - Brand name and model
    - CPU
    - RAM (size)
    - Graphics chip/card
    - Wifi chip/card

    It makes it much easier to give relevant tips and advice
    I installed and ran Lubuntu 13.04 on a USB drive via this laptop not too long ago with no issues. It's a Dell laptop I'm borrowing from a friend, purchased in 2012. I believe it has an i3 processor and 4GB of RAM. I can't provide any more specs until I see my friend next, sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    Hello and Welcome to Ubuntu Forums


    I am sorry to know that. I will do my very best to help!



    Yes indeed there is an advice:

    1- Make sure to check MD5SUM for the ISO you have downloaded before creating a LiveCD or LiveUSB

    2- Make sure - if creating a LiveCD - to choose the minimum burning speed, say 8x

    3- If you are using the LiveUSB to install Lubuntu, please use the latest version of UNetbootin (there is Windows version and there is Linux version) - it is very handy and great tool/application to create LiveUSB

    4- Try to use GParted to create New Partition Table for your USB Drive, then create the needed partitions for the installation OR let the installer handle that - your choice

    Please, feel free to ask if you have anything in mind

    You can use Google as always but still, do ask please if you feel there is something not clear.

    All the best and I do hope you will be able to install Lubuntu

    By the way, what is the size of your USB that you are trying to install on?
    What are the hardware specifications of that machine?
    What media are you using to install? LiveCD? LiveUSB?
    1 - I did check the ISO MD5 before installation, everything verified OK.

    2 - N/A; I used, and will continue using, a LiveUSB for installation.

    3 - I used Pen Drive Linux's USB Installer mentioned in this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...ick-on-windows - I'll try UnetBootin for the next install attempt.

    4 - I did use GParted to create a new partition table and also the installation partitions. I didn't know I could leave the installer to create the partitions automatically (I thought it had to be done manually before install), so I'll also try that during the next install attempt.

    It's a 4GB USB drive - I installed and ran Lubuntu 13.04 on this USB drive not too long ago with no issues.
    A few machine specs are listed in response to sudodus' question above (again, sorry for the lack of info!)
    I'm using a LiveUSB to install.

    I'm also interested in full USB drive encryption mentioned here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...9#post12706069, is this possible?

    Thanks (everyone!) for your help so far.

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    Re: HOW TO Install Lubuntu on USB Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by mildmcgee View Post
    I installed and ran Lubuntu 13.04 on a USB drive via this laptop not too long ago with no issues. It's a Dell laptop I'm borrowing from a friend, purchased in 2012. I believe it has an i3 processor and 4GB of RAM. I can't provide any more specs until I see my friend next, sorry!
    It should be possible to run every version and flavour of Ubuntu in that computer. There might be problems with the graphics or wifi, that the drivers do not work with the hardware. In that case you can try with the boot option nomodeset and some other boot options and maybe install a proprietary driver. See this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    It could also be some problem with the the pendrive or putting the system into it. See this link for an overview of different methods

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    I'm also interested in full USB drive encryption mentioned here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...9#post12706069, is this possible?

    Thanks (everyone!) for your help so far.
    Edit: I have tested the following method and I know that it works (for internal as well as external drives). But it will be slow unless you use a USB 3 pendrive, slower than a live drive.

    http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/testcases/1439/info
    Last edited by sudodus; December 21st, 2013 at 08:43 PM.

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    Re: HOW TO Install Lubuntu on USB Drive

    I finally managed to install Lubuntu 13.10 onto my 4GB drive. It seems that leaving the "Encrypt my home folder" option unticked solved the problem (I had ticked this option during previous install attempts).

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    I have tested the following method and I know that it works (for internal as well as external drives). But it will be slow unless you use a USB 3 pendrive, slower than a live drive.

    http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/testcases/1439/info
    Sudodus, I read the guide you linked to regarding full drive encryption but couldn't get past step 12. I don't know if the option is missing or maybe removed in Lubuntu 13.10, but I just couldn't find it anywhere!

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