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3 years ago#1
I want to install linux on a usb flash drive for another computer but i dont want to install it on the computer im using to put it onto the flash drive. Is that possible and how easy is it
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3 years ago#2
You need a live USB creator. I use YUMI, but I also used unetbootin. There are many of them and they run on windows just fine. Just stick the flash drive in the computer and follow the prompt.
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3 years ago#3
i installed the iso onto the usb and set boot order but its sitting at a black screen with a blinking _

Does it just take awhile?
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3 years ago#4
Depending on the Linux version its probably waiting for input.. Something g like Ctrl alt f1? I haven't had to do this in a while so I forget exactly
3 years ago#5
No, chances are you never formatted the drive properly. Start from scratch. And if you want a full installation, you'll need 2 usb drives. 1 for the live disk, and one for the system.Use the live disk to install to the larger of the 2 drives, that drive is now a fully featured installation that doesnt load into ram every time you start the system, it only loads as you ask for what you need, making boot time a bit faster, and especially helpful for distros that aren't friendly with persistence + live.
http://pcpartpicker.com/b/GCJ
http://youtu.be/AEKc-vNv_rU - updated 11/21/2013
3 years ago#6
2 USBs? What?

TC, dont listen to that. It's silly.

It's very possible and quite easy to do. Do a quick search on "Creating a persistent liveUSB" -- I know that both Mint and Ubuntu have a guide on how to do it from Windows using Unetbootin.
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3 years ago#7
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2 USBs? What?

TC, dont listen to that. It's silly.


Don't be dumb. An installation has many benefits over persistence.

http://www.maketecheasier.com/persistent-live-usb-vs-full-install-usb/

And as far as the disadvantages of installed linux that article states, number 2 is false, so the only disadvantage is storage space.
http://pcpartpicker.com/b/GCJ
http://youtu.be/AEKc-vNv_rU - updated 11/21/2013
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