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How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive

Posted by chantra on 14th March 2007

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive

This tutorial will show how-to install Ubuntu on a usb stick. Even though this tutorial uses Ubuntu as its base distribution, you could virtually use any type of Linux liveCD distribution.

Being able to run Linux out of a usb bar is a great way to enjoy the live CD experience (being able to use Linux on any computer you might get by) and the big advantage of being easier to carry around than a CD.

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How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive — page 2

Posted by chantra on 14th March 2007

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive

3. Installing Ubuntu on the USB stick

3.1. Mounting Ubuntu liveCd image

In the first place we need to mount our ubuntu iso. Depending if you have the .iso file or the CD, there is 2 different ways of mounting it.

3.1.1. Mounting from the CD

People using Ubuntu or any other user-friendly distro, might just have to insert the cd and it will be mounted automatically. If this is not the case:

$ sudo mount /media/cdrom

should mount it.

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