I downloade Ubuntu to a thumb drive and can boot up without a problem on the thumb drive.
I have a dell XPS that got hit with a virus and it was too painful to remove it. I wiped the hard drive clean using the XP install disc (NTSF). When I tried to install and run windows it said that the drive was not available. I gave up at this point and got out my thumb drive and booted up in Ubuntu.
I recently installed CENTOS on a cheap windows 7 laptop that I had figuring it would run smoother than windows 7. In actuality CENTOS has been extremely laggy since the insall. Takes several second... [by echothunder]
I'm running CentOS 6.3 inside of VirtualBox and am having trouble seeing my USB 2.0 thumb drive.
In VirtualBox I go to Devices, USB drives and can capture my connected thumb drive. I've created a mount point in CentOS but fdisk doesn't show the drive (I'm expecting to see SDC) there.
What am I missing?
I am trying to setup an older PC (Yes it can boot to USB) with Ubuntu and have only the /boot partition on a USB Thumb drive. Not running the operation system from the USB but to have the OS installed on the internal HDD and only the /boot on the USB Thumb drive, I do not want to run the operating system from the USB Thumb drive.
I did a network install (from mini.iso) of 12.04 onto a thumb drive while that drive was attached to a desktop machine that had only an ethernet connection. It succeeded. I then used the thumb drive to boot a netbook that has both ethernet and wifi, and neither comes up, nor is there any network configuration widget available.
I have a CentOS 5 system with KDE3 where three different people need to use thumb drives. It's a multi-user system, meaning that a thumb drive mounted by user A also needs to be rw-accessible ... [by majun]
I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS from a thumb drive (don't seem to be able to install on hard drive, also can't install Windows.) Nothing seems to be saved, including wireless logons, downloaded progrms, data in default locations. In each session Ubuntu seems to run just fine, I can download and use Skype, Chrome etc, create documents, save them to external drives, etc.
I attempted to install Ubuntu from a USB stick to my Intel 4 3GHz computer with 80GB HDD.
The installer was doing well, then it said something to the effect of "errors on the source USB, or the target HDD" The recommendation was to download the installer again.
I suspected my HDD was going bad so I figured I would investigate.