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    Re: Getting 13.04 to run on a USB stick.

    So I have some good news, I figured out how to boot from my USB stick. Now I want to do a full install of ubuntu on my stick. Its a 16GB Kingston Traveler and I have gathered by some of the looking and the comments that are made on here that I need to have at least a 8GB stick. When I tried to install, I had 3 choices that all said dev/sda and they all have different sizes with them. I know that I had about 15GB's left on my drive so I'm assuming that would've been the right one to use, but at the bottom of the dialog box there was something else that had my HDD in it. If you need more info, tomorrow when I get a chance to I can take a picture with my phone and repost with all of the info.

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    Re: Getting 13.04 to run on a USB stick.

    Full install to flash drive is just like any install to a second drive with a few extra settings to reduce writes as writes are slow. You do need to use Something Else or manual install, so at partitioning screen near bottom is the combo box on where to install the grub2 boot loader. You want it in the flash drive, not the usual default of sda or first drive.

    I have a full install in 8GB with 8GB for data on my 16GB flash drive. A little slow loading but once in RAM works just like any system. Those are the only two partitions. I elected not to even have swap as I have 4GB of RAM and would not use a lot of apps at once.

    Full install - C.S.Cameron post #2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2116798


    Install to external drive. Also any second drive.
    Installer version has not changed much so still a good guide except I do not recommend the separate /boot for most systems. Older systems may need it. And some with very large / (root) partitions. BIOS/MBR not for UEFI
    http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/07/23...2-hard-drives/
    Installing Ubuntu in Hard Disk Two (or more) internal or external Lots of detail - now alternative (text based) installer which is not available on newest versions.
    Different versions have slight difference in install screens but process is the same. And gui versions are not really a lot different.
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p24.html
    p24/041.png Shows combo box to select where to install the grub2 boot loader.
    Where Do You Want To Install GNU/GRUB boot loader?
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p24/041.png


    With SSD or Flash (trim do not work on flash) drives, Use ext4 without journal:
    sudo tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda1
    sudo tune2fs -o discard /dev/sda1
    No swap or set swapiness or install 'Dynamic Swap Space Manager' from the Ubuntu Software Center
    After installing, change the fstab so that everything gets mounted with noatime.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: Getting 13.04 to run on a USB stick.

    The instructions by oldfred and C.S.Cameron are excellent, and give you an opportunity to create exactly the system you want.

    But if you want a quick method to get 13.04 onto a 16 GB USB pendrive, the following method is also available.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...dSystemFakePAE

    Expand a compressed image file with Lubuntu 13.04 onto the drive. A pendrive prepared like this will run in most Intel and AMD based computers with 32-bit and 64-bit architecture including Pentium M. (The exception is UEFI, which must be switched off.)

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    Re: Getting 13.04 to run on a USB stick.

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    The instructions by oldfred and C.S.Cameron are excellent, and give you an opportunity to create exactly the system you want.

    But if you want a quick method to get 13.04 onto a 16 GB USB pendrive, the following method is also available.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...dSystemFakePAE

    Expand a compressed image file with Lubuntu 13.04 onto the drive. A pendrive prepared like this will run in most Intel and AMD based computers with 32-bit and 64-bit architecture including Pentium M. (The exception is UEFI, which must be switched off.)
    This is a pretty slick method of installing to USB devices even on computers with PAE.

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