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May 11th, 2010, 11:39 PM
Hi, I have been using ubuntu on my flash drive since 8.04. And my flash drive just died. Instead of getting a new one is there anyway to have a hidden install with a hidden boot loader or changing grub is some way? thanks

May 12th, 2010, 12:43 AM
I'm not sure exactly what you want to do. You want to install to your hard drive but require a USB drive to boot? You just need to put your bootloader on the USB drive. I suppose you could put only the /boot folder on the USB drive, but I've never done it. Maybe someone else can give you better advice.

May 12th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Well if I could put the bootloader on a usb how would my bios recognize it? Sorry this is unknown territory for me. ;)

May 13th, 2010, 03:18 AM
I found something that might help for people that are also attempting this (I'm not expecting many people are) http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html
I haven't tried it myself although tomorrow I will try it