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    could I use mobile phone as a usb devise to boot from

    My laptop hd got some issues and I need to boot the laptop using a live cd or a usb drive. Unfortunately I dont have any of those awailable. Does anyone know if I could use my samsung s2 as a usb drive? Could I just download an ubuntu image to the phones memory and connect it to the laptop with a wire? Could it work like that?

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    Re: could I use mobile phone as a usb devise to boot from

    Funny fact that you got such a phone and you don't own a USB

    After a little search I found out that it is possible, but isn't as simple as booting from a USB in most cases. Take some links:
    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=470546
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6195222_make...-bootable.html
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    Re: could I use mobile phone as a usb devise to boot from

    I do have a usb stick. Just cannot put anything to it since my laptop is out of the game.

    In all of those links they are using a computer to create the bootable thing. I just have my phone now. Would it be possible to create the bootable thing into the phone just using the phone. I guess it goes even more tricky

    It might be I need to visit a friend and create a boot stick or cd with his laptop.

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    Re: could I use mobile phone as a usb devise to boot from

    Quote Originally Posted by meamusta View Post

    It might be I need to visit a friend and create a boot stick or cd with his laptop.
    That would be easiest.

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