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    Ubuntu on USB

    If I have Ubuntu on USB and I boot from it is it not going to use my hard drive at all?
    Last edited by DLeBeau206; March 17th, 2013 at 07:26 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu on USB

    Welcome to the forums DLeBeau206!

    Quote Originally Posted by DLeBeau206 View Post
    If I have Ubuntu on USB and I boot from it is it not going to use my hard drive at all?
    Not unless you want to. The local hard disk partitions will show up in the file browser but will remain unmounted until you click on them.

    Once mounted, you can read or write to the partitions as you wish.
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    Re: Ubuntu on USB

    Hmm.. so say when I browse the web all the history is gong to be on the USB drive? I figure as much, but I'm just confirming.

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    Re: Ubuntu on USB

    Yes, and that too if the usb is 'Persistent' (all popular live usb creation tools make it persistent by default).

    Unless you explicitly choose to save something to the local drives, the downloads will go to the usb as well (in the casper-rw file/partition on the usb), and will be accessible only when you boot from it.
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    Re: Ubuntu on USB

    Thank you

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    Re: Ubuntu on USB

    Pleasure!
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