View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can I install ubuntu livecd

May 15th, 2008, 10:51 PM

I have got a new flash drive to IDE converter and a 1 Gig flash disk. This in effect gives me a static state 1 Gig drive. I would like to install Ubuntu onto this drive so that it boots in a similar manner to that of the livecd, i.e. the OS is compressed on the drive and is readonly while running. I know I can't just create an ext2 partition on the 1 Gig drive and copy the CD content onto it, but I am not sure what I need to add as it uses isolinux which I don't fully understand.

Can anyone offer some suggestions please. I am testing the process with a 1 Gig drive on Virtual Box to start with.


May 16th, 2008, 08:40 AM
does this help?

May 16th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Or you could follow this guide (http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-usb-bar)

May 16th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Thank you both for the replies. I have tried these guides, and one using 8.04, but the problem is that the drive never seems to boot from the local HDD. It just seems to drop into ash each time. I am not sure what it is failing on but it seems to have a lot of fd0 IO errors first? I guess it is seeking for a root drive.