Hello. I am new to Linux and I would like to download a version of Ubuntu or Mint onto a 4 GB flash drive and then install the OS onto a laptop computer. The computer I have has no internal hard drive which is why I want to run the operating system from the flash drive itself.
How do I perform this task? Also, what is the distribution best for doing this?
Having been a Ubuntu user for a while, I switched to Mint 13 recently. All was well until I had to buy a new PC which had Windows 7 - 64bit installed.
It hasn't taken me long to realise how much I dislike it. So I thought I would dual boot using Mint 14 along side Windows 7. I used the Mint 14- 64 bit iso disc and got as far as the Linux Mint desktop. Everything worked great from the CD.
I installed in my Slackware 13.1 with generic kernel 220.127.116.11-smp VirtualBox packages taken from SlackBuilds.org (acpica, virtualbox-ose and virtualbox-kernel). Then for testing purposes I installed in VirtualBox Windows XP using CD-ROM drive connected to USB port. Its a lot of fun to see Windows as an application in Linux!
Dualbooting means having installed two operating systems on one hard disk and being able to boot
from any of them. This tutorial will explain how to install Linux Mint
12 alongside Windows 7 - the procedure however should be the same for
all Ubuntu based distributions and only slightly different for every
I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my new Lenovo V570, planning to dual boot 11.10 with Windows 7. I realized after installing that it would boot straight into Windows, so I looked up the issue. I read something about UEFI, and found a page suggesting that I wipe the drive with GParted, installing a msdos partition table, and then install Ubuntu.