View Full Version : [other] How to use SmartPhone as Ubuntu liveUSB?

May 11th, 2012, 02:49 PM
Dear all,

I dunno if this is the right forum or section to post my question.

You all know the story... you are at friends... they have a pc-prob, accidentally you have your ubuntu liveCD/liveUSB with you... and you help them.
My problem is: my brain is a mess, and I always forget my usb.

My smartphone on the other hand, I'll never forget. So that brings me to the question:
Can I use my smartphone as Ubuntu liveUSB?

Yesterday evening I tried to create a bootable USB stick on my smartphone (both SD-card and internal memory). Rebooted PC, activated USB-connection on my smartphone, hit F12 to select "boot from USB", and nothing happened. It didn't recognise the usb.
I've put the SD-card into my girlfriends smartphone, with the same result :-S
With a normal usb-key it works.

So, I'm wandering... does anyone know if this is possible? And if yes, how?
I don't think this is a "ubuntu-problem", I guess I somehow have to tell my phone to act as a normal usb-key, but I've no Idea how.

Background information:
Ubuntu version I wanna use as LiveUSB : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit
my smartphone : LG optimus 2x (p990) (CyanogenMode-7.2.0-RC1-p990)
gf smartphone : Samsung Galaxy SII (original Samsung android version 2.3.5)


Warm regards,

P.S. I posted the same question on AndroidForums (http://androidforums.com/android-media/547107-how-use-smartphone-ubuntu-liveusb.html)