[How-to] Persistently boot Ubuntu 8.10 on a 2GB+ flash drive!

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  1. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

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    Two methods of putting Ubuntu 8.10 on a Flash drive:

    1. The command line version:

    This is a very novice-level guide, little experience needed.

    Okay first off, you will need:
    1. Ubuntu 8.10 Live CD
    2. a 2GB (or greater) flash drive
    3. A computer capable of booting from a CD and a USB drive
    4. INTERNET ACCESS!

    Obtain the Ubuntu Live CD Image from here.




    1. Insert the LiveCD and restart you computer, you may need to manually boot from the CD by entering the boot menu

    2. Select "try Ubuntu without any change to computer"

    3. Insert flash drive and open terminal in Applications>> Accessories>> Terminal

    4. Type:
    Code:
    sudo -i
    then
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    5. locate which drive is your flash drive, mine was marked as /dev/sdb, remember what letter is at the end, it is most likely going to be a, b, or c. (be sure to locate the correct letter, you don't want to accentually install this on your HD) exit terminal

    6. Open terminal and enter this code:
    Code:
    wget pendrivelinux.com/downloads/u810/u810.sh
    then
    Code:
    chmod +x u810.sh && sh u810.sh
    7. Follow the on screen instructions, it will soon ask you to identifly your flash drive, put the letter that yours was (remember, mine was b)

    8. Follow the on-screen instructions until the finish and your done! Congratz! You now have Linux right in your poket!

    Big thanks to simonrichards150 for getting me into Ubuntu and making a great guide for Ubuntu 8.04


    ****Remeber, always boot your device in "Persistent Mode"****​


    Post any problems/ questions here, and I'll try my best to help! (I am some what of a novice too

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    2. Flash drive maker on Ubuntu 8.10

    What you'll need:
    1. Ubuntu installed and the .iso or just the LiveCD
    2. A 1GB or more flash drive

    steps:
    1. Insert the flash drive
    2. Go to System>> Administration>> Create a USB Startup disk
    3. Follow the on screen instructions (If you are using a LiveCD, it should automatically locate the files, if you aren't using the LiveCD, browse for the .iso)

    You're done! Just click "try Ubuntu without any changed to your computer" and it should boot persistently!
  2. exit1010

    exit1010 Well-Known Member

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    oh cool!!! now. can you make a tut on how to get ubuntu on a ps3? that whould be cool.
  3. Bubalooshi

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    So it seems though as if you have finally moved onto Ubuntu instead of Fedora

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    Is Ubuntu 8.10 safe? I don't know which version I am thinking of, but I read that it was damaging hardware and causing problems.

    I'm going to try this eventually, I think I'll be using 8.04, though.
    Until I am sure it is safe. I really don't care if the OS gets corrupted, it'll be on USB, so I don't mind, but I will it if destroys my hardware.

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    breakkdown Active Member

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    this stuff is easy...
    but booting from usb shortens the life of the USB drastically because of the high number of read/write cycles needed to run an operating system.

    @bubalooshi:
    yes booting ubuntu is safe
    unless you intentionally cause damage to your drives from within ubuntu by mounting the HDs.
    if you are too concerned, stick with a live CD distro or a live USB.
  5. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

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    hahah yes I have. I really don't know if its safe or not to be completely honest, I just use it because its the latest version. If you wanna use 8.04, I would go for it, there really isn't much of a difference
  6. Ex-Touch

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    What's with you and flash-drives? XD, Anyways good guide. I am not planning on running an OS on my flash drive because I need for school.
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    sprint_user New Member

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    haha thanks, but I have an extra one for school so I just like making something cool out of it.
  8. Ex-Touch

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    Ahh. I have 30 bucks handy. Plus, I might be getting 60 bucks on Saturday for my birthday, so I might by an 8GB FD.

    Btw, 8.10 did have nVidia issues causing monitors to give you an "Input not found" error when booting up, but they're pretty confident that they've fixed it. I'm backing up my Ubuntu installation whenever I get the chance and upgrading to 8.10. (I'm dual booted with Wubi, not allowed to partition my drives.

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    Isn't there a GUI tool to make USB startup disks in Intrepid?
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    sprint_user New Member

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    Nice! Get an 8GB and put some Ubuntu on it!
    I hope they fixed all the problems

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    hmm?

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