View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing to usb drive

February 22nd, 2015, 02:13 AM
When installing Ubuntu cautions you that you must have 6.4 g free well I question
this. I tried it with 2 flash drives one with 8g the other with 7.6 G and they crashed
because of insufficient space. I found a work around by reproving 2g of my 4g of ram
so the swap file created would be 1g not 2G. But really this sucks. I know you are supposed
to be able to specify the swap size during insulation but after playing with that option for an hour
I just gave up. I wish you had it so you could install to a 8g flash drive without having
to go through any extra steps.

February 22nd, 2015, 03:54 AM
A lot of people don't use any swap space on a flash drive Full install.
About the only thing it does is allow hibernation.
To do this swap needs to be as large as the computers RAM which now days can be 16GB and up.
Who needs hibernation on a flash drive?
If you install using "Something Else" you can install using only the "/" partition.

February 22nd, 2015, 04:12 AM
+1 w/ Cameron

swap on a thumb drive is soemthing you change from and is noted as, when you do that, to extend it's life. (hinting at limited writes of thumb drives)