View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install From Live USB into Same USB

September 24th, 2009, 10:42 PM

Is there any way we can boot ubuntu from the live USB pen drive and install into the same drive.

I mean I have 4GB pendrive (Ubuntu 9.04 Live USB) and i want to install ubuntu into that same drive including grub and stuff.

I need instructions how to partition USB drive and make it bootable and install into the same drive's different partition like 1GB partition contains ubuntu.iso stuff and other 3GB installation.

After installing how can i make 3GB partition is active primary bootable partition.

Thanks in Advance

September 24th, 2009, 11:31 PM
i don't know.

any reason you haven't just gone ahead and tried it, though?

you will be doing manual partitioning, obviously.

one thing you will want to look closely at is at the final screen before partition changes are written. you will see an 'advanced' button. click it, and point it to where you want the bootloader to go.

October 4th, 2009, 06:04 AM
Seems like it's a tricky business currently, I tried this with Karmic and it apparently wants to umount the liveusb in the installation process, which just refuses and stops install.
- Arand