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    Ubuntu minimal usb

    Is it possible to install Ubuntu minimal on usb and then use it as a "operating system".

    I want to use it to install needed things on the usb linux and then when it has what I want to eventually install on my laptop.

    Or even to use it to store files on it.

    I am using telnet to connect to linux on my school server that is how I got the idea. It's all txt based which I do not mind.

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    Re: Ubuntu minimal usb

    Ubuntu sees a USB drive as just another hard drive.
    When installing it is safest to disconnect your internal HDD's.
    If this is a problem, then when you get to partitioning, make sure the bootloader gets installed on the USB drive.


    Once you get what you want on the USB, you can clone to your laptop using dd or clonzilla, etc.
    Last edited by C.S.Cameron; February 10th, 2012 at 01:06 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu minimal usb

    From What you said it sounds like that would be a hassle and confusing.

    Would it be possible to install all I need on virtuall box and then put that ubuntu into usb or cd?

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    Re: Ubuntu minimal usb

    I understand you can dd from Vbox to USB.

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