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Thread: USB Startup disk & Data drive.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    USB Startup disk & Data drive.

    Hi All

    I am trying to use a 16 GB usb thumb/pen drive to both have a live Ubuntu and the remaining portion as the data drive. So that If I go with this thumb drive, I can boot in any machine and I will have both the OS as well as my data to work on.

    The problem I am facing is, as soon as I am done with the usb disk creation (keeping around 4 GB for persistence) and boot using this USB disk, I cannot see or mount the remaining portion of the usb drive as a data drive.

    Is it possible? and if yes, pl,ease let me know how?

    Please let me know, if you need any further information.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: USB Startup disk & Data drive.

    If you have 16GB why not do a full install? I installed to 16GB flash drive just like an install to a second drive. Just have to be sure to use advanced button to install grub to flash drive.

    Standard full install to flash or SSD:
    Ubuntu Karmic Koala Encrypted Flash Memory Installation
    Ubuntu Netbook Install ASUS EeePC with startup creator to make USB install
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Re: USB Startup disk & Data drive.

    Thank You Oldfred

    This is exactly what I was looking for. The link you had given had very detailed instructions.

    Thanks again

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