View Full Version : [all variants] Can we develop a live usb installer?

June 15th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Hi guys,

I've just run across this post on a blog:


It's what now coming with Fedora 9 as an easy way to install your version of Fedora onto a pen drive of 1Gb or over.

But more importantly you don't have to partition your drive or loose any current data. It's fast and takes 3 clicks of a mouse from within windows xp.

Is there anyway we can get something like this running for Ubuntu.

I can see endless possibilities for this to take off for events where people bring their flash drives to meets and have linux put on for them to try. And i'd rather it be Ubuntu than Fedora.

If anyone knows of something similar that already exists for Ubuntu then please post back.

Also I am looking for a simple GUI tool that users can run from within Windows XP/Vista to make transition that little easier.

Thanks in advance,


June 15th, 2008, 09:19 PM
I have done some more research and now found this:


It allows you to install lots of different Nix's to USB or harddrive by booting directly from windows or linux.

It can use ISO files or netboot and install directly over a bband connection.

Problem SOLVED!


June 15th, 2008, 09:44 PM
check that out

or that

i think the latter is the same one i tried, which was like the live cd on a usb stick, so you could install from it.

a word of warning though, this will kill any flash drive after constant use and takes a hell of a lot longer to boot than the cd.