Installing ubuntu via USB...

Asked by george

I have a new laptop (with no CD drive) with SUSU linux 10 on it and I would like to wipe this with Ubuntu OS.

I believe there is a way of installing Ubuntu via USB.

I tried following:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromImgFiles

but the info relate to ubuntu not on SUSU linux 10.

Is there a nice easy way of getting rid of SUSU linux 10 with Ubuntu OS?

Am beginner with SUSU linux 10 and to Ubuntu.

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GAkHEdgmrQ (mvndukezjm-deactivatedaccount) said :
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If you have an Ubuntu iso to hand you can copy it to a USB stick using UNetBootin:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

It's runs nicely on both Windows and Ubuntu. Instructions are provided on the site.

Hope this helps.
Steve.

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Soul-Sing (soulzing) said :
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Via unetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ Works only on usb 2.0 format this stick in ext3.
Menu Unetbootin: Ubuntu 9.04_Live (or netinstll)
You have to take at your bios, because now your trying to boot via usb. You can choose for an ubuntu only install during the installation.

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Soul-Sing (soulzing) said :
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Via unetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ Works only on usb 2.0 format this stick in ext3.
Menu Unetbootin: Ubuntu 9.04_Live (or netinstall)
You have to take at your bios, because now your trying to boot via usb. You can choose for an ubuntu only install during the installation.

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george (george-sin) said :
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I have now tried info at http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ and prepared a usb stick with ubuntu prepared on it. When rebooting i get a message "file not found"? Only when the usb stick is removed does the laptop boot up.

The usb stick does have 4 new created files due to application.

I believe boot up from is attempted but not successful?

Further info about laptop is that it contains 3 partitions? Can this be a factor to my problem?

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george (george-sin) said :
#5

Mistake the message is not "file not found" it is "disk error".

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george (george-sin) said :
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I have now fixed by following:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromImgFiles

using window instructions and windows OS.

Created the usb bootable memory stick then boot from my laptop (containing SUSU linux 10).

Option to install was available which gives options to kill or change the partitions seen.

Ubuntu remix looks great and seems be more usable than SUSU linux 10.