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JESSU
November 19th, 2007, 02:19 AM
I just got Sandisk Cruzer Micro USB 4.0GB.
I am following this http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_to_a_USB_Flash_Drive#From_within_Linux
I got to the part under From within Linux where you are deleting partions. Every time I try to delete one I get this No partition is defined yet!
How do I define a partition?

Atreus12
November 19th, 2007, 02:55 AM
If you just want an easy way to do it, boot to the DSL live cd and there is an option on the right click menu to install to usb pen drive.

-Andrew

JESSU
November 19th, 2007, 03:01 AM
I don't have a DSL live CD. When ever I tried to make one for Ubuntu when I had windows It would freeze after the splash screen. I tied with other distros and CD brands. I went to a book store and picked up the Official Ubuntu Book that came with the CD.
EDIT: I will try burning one now that I'm using Ubuntu. If the CD works do you think I be able to install to the USB drive with the GUI installation?

smartboyathome
November 19th, 2007, 03:20 AM
Try installing Ubuntu Gutsy from a LiveCD using this guide from pendrive linux (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09/28/usb-ubuntu-710-gutsy-gibbon-install/) or just use pendrive linux's own remastered distro (which is now based on Gutsy 7.10, I think)!

JESSU
November 19th, 2007, 03:50 AM
I made the cd and booted from it. I don't know what to type in though.


Edit: I guess I will try this
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/05/16/usb-pendrivelinux-install-tutorial/

I heard DSL was the smallest though.

tgalati4
November 19th, 2007, 04:58 AM
In DSL, look in the System, Tools menu. There are several ways to install DSL.

JESSU
November 19th, 2007, 08:05 PM
Im following this http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/05/16/usb-pendrivelinux-install-tutorial/
and when I get the the optional part i get stuck on step 1
I type fdisk /dev/sdc and get this Unable to open /dev/sdc


What do I do?

smartboyathome
November 19th, 2007, 08:13 PM
is it mounted? make sure it isn't. An easy way to check is to open up gparted and unmount the stuff on there (it is also the easy way to find out which /dev/sd** it uses).

JESSU
November 19th, 2007, 08:29 PM
UGH! I followed all the steps here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/05/16/usb-pendrivelinux-install-tutorial/
When I booted from the pendrive it said no os.


I will try dsl again. When I boot off the cd I dont know what to type. ??

smartboyathome
November 19th, 2007, 09:49 PM
UGH! I followed all the steps here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/05/16/usb-pendrivelinux-install-tutorial/
When I booted from the pendrive it said no os.


I will try dsl again. When I boot off the cd I dont know what to type. ??

I did the one on putting Ubuntu on a USB drive, and it worked great. I have Xubuntu 7.10 (beta) on it right now, and have had no problems. Try the ubuntu one instead. :)

JESSU
November 20th, 2007, 12:36 AM
Im trying the ubuntu one..
I get to step 16 here
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09/21/usb-ubuntu-704-persistent-install-for-linux-users/
and get this cp: invalid option

What do I do?