Saturday, November 15, 2008

USB Ubuntu 8.10 install from Windows

USB Ubuntu 8.10 install from Windows

Live Persistent Ubuntu 8.10 USB installation The following tutorial covers how to install, boot and run Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) from a USB flash drive using a Windows computer to perform the install. Ubuntu 8.10 will be run natively from the portable device utilizing a persistent casper-rw loop file for saving and restoring changes. In addition, the user should be able to perform system updates, including kernel updates, which in previous Ubuntu releases was not possible.

USB Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Desktop Picture

Ubuntu 8.10 USB Flash Drive Essentials:

  • Windows PC to perform conversion
  • Ubuntu 8.10 ISO (the script can download it)
  • 2GB or larger USB flash drive
  • Ubuntu810p.exe (contains the files to do the conversion)
  • HP USB format tool (to format and make the flash drive active)

Ubuntu 8.10 USB Flash Drive Installation tutorial:

  1. Download the HP USB format tool and format your stick using a Fat32 file system
  2. Download and launch Ubuntu810P.exe, a Ubuntu810P folder is created
  3. Download the Ubuntu 8.10 ISO and place it in the Ubuntu810P folder. This step is optional, the script will attempt to download the ISO if it is not present
  4. From the Ubuntu810P folder, click Ubuntu810.bat and follow the onscreen instructions
  5. Once the script has finished, restart your PC and set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot

If all goes well, you should now be booting from your own personal Live Ubuntu 8.10 USB that allows you to save your changes and perform system updates.

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