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May 8th, 2009, 01:43 AM
I have a usb key I set up to run on a acer aspire one. I used the canonical installation. I would like to change some of the programs that are on the key when I boot from it. Are there any instructions around to do remove some of the programs and add others?

May 8th, 2009, 01:50 AM
I'm not sure what you mean by the "canonical installation". How did you make the USB bootable? Is it from an Ubunto iso?

May 8th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Sorry, I should have been more clear. I used the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UNR

I am using a bootable key. The site I quoted has a modified img file to install to a bootable disk. Everything works fine, but I want to change what is on the usb key.

Thanks for your help.

May 8th, 2009, 02:36 AM
The UNR install only comes in .img format instead of .iso. The usb-creator program can mount an .iso to a USB and leave it open for changes (persistent installation). You can find a program that will convert an .img file to an .iso and then it could be installed with usb-creator which can't handle .img files.