how to install ubuntu in pendrive of 2 GB

Asked by Madhusudhan Mudalagiri on 2010-06-19

I need to install ubuntu or may be puppy linux in a 2 gb pen drive but I am having absolutely no idea how to go about it. I should be able to use this pen drive to run my operating system on any of my friends laptops and computer. It also needs to store the applications that I have installed in the OS. I dont need a great deal of storage space as long as I can run google chrome,open office and also some IMs like skype and Empathy. Please help me in giving in detail step by step procedure about how exactly I need to do this with links for downloading the OS. I am having ubuntu 10.044 installed in my PC. Please help me out.

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Boot to an MD5 tested, verified Live Ubuntu CD (or standing Ubuntu install) and you can use the entry in the system menu to install to the USB device

If you have a Windows PC then you can use this:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-a-ubuntu-9-10-live-usb-in-windows/

Make sure you MD5 test the ISO you use.

robinot (robinot) said : #2

it does not work every time : do not forget casper installation for persistance (same adress/site).
The 9.04 works perfectelly. I should not be sure for 9.1 and not at all for 10 (not yet ready ! )

Did you MD5 test the ISO you used?

Tom (tom6) said : #4

Hi :)

It might be easier to use the Ubuntu Netbook Edition (or Remix) because it is carefully designed to operate in the way described in the question
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/netbook

The layout is probably a little different from what you are familiar with but should be very easy to quickly understand especially since you already have experience of using Ubuntu.

The technical phrase for what you are trying to achieve is a
"LiveUsb stick with a persistent image stored on the usb-stick"
This link explains about LiveCD which is very similar and might be easier but the main reason i give the link here is that it helps with organising the persistent image
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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