View Full Version : [ubuntu] Question How to install multiple Linux Distributions on a USB stick

June 23rd, 2009, 10:46 PM
I am trying to install KUbuntu 9.04, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha and Ubuntu 9.10 NBR on a flash drive. I tried installing all the three similar to the way we install it on HDD thinking the new installation would detect the old installation and would configure grub atuomatically! But it did not happen! http://http.cdnlayer.com/lq/images/questions/images/smilies/frown.gif

Every new installation forgot the old installation. Now I have the USB with all the 3 Kernels on 3 differnet partitions however I can only boot into one.

1. Where did I go wrong?
2. If at all I install Grub manually, will it detect all these three instalations? Well, I do not know yet how to manually install grub but will figure it out if you folks think that's the only way. I also won't mind installing all the OSs again.

here is how my partitions are (on the flash drive)

6.93GB (FAT32) - Kubuntu 9.04
5.91GB (EXT3) - Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha
5.89GB (EXT4) - Ubuntu 9.10 NBR
11.13GB - Storage (somehow not visible from windows)

Please help.

July 4th, 2009, 10:53 AM

I was just searching google for the same reason,
because I wanted to experiment something too with my usb-stick (I already have one with Fedora, but I wanted one with some mini distros for special occasions like SuperGrub)

I found this article, it looks very promising:

I'll post again when I tested it.

Good luck!