Install Ubuntu on Secondary Drive
Posted by TedH (TedH), 10 November 2007I have Ubuntu from a Linux Magazine CD. It boots from the CD and I have taken a look at it.
My IBM t41 laptop has an ultrabay hard drive that is blank. CD installation is not possible as the bay has the hard drive in..
Can I put the Ubuntu CD contents onto a 2gb flash stick and install onto my secondary hard drive in the Ultrabay?
Is there an easy way to do that?
Hoe you can help, Thanks - Ted
Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 10 November 2007I guess the question really is "can you boot from the flash drive"?
Posted by TedH (TedH), 10 November 2007Yes.
Just got back (had my cataract op Thursday and am going in fits and starts)
I did do DSL on a flash stick and it booted fine. Have hopefully recovered the stick - but lost about 30mb. The Ubuntu CD had a thing called GDisk on. The CD has around 700MB of Ubuntu so should be okay on 1.87GB stick.
Had all kinds of conflicting and extremely complicated supposed "how too's" on the web, but they lost me entirely. I suppose there's an easy way to do this but Linux geeks always seem to pick the hardest.
Posted by TedH (TedH), 12 November 2007Graham, I found several articles, none of which worked right for this and ended up swapping my main hard drive with the secondary and installing the Ubuntu 7.04 (probably should have just done that in the first place.
It went fine - the very first Linux I have found that actually does what is says - just have to sort out a few drivers (expected).
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