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Old 10. Feb 2010, 04:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you used the CD/DVD .ISO file to make your USB into a LiveUSB with Unetbootin then in theory if the CD can do it, so can the USB so there shouldn't be any problem but practical always beats theory hands down.
I used LiveUSB to work the same as LiveCD with internet connection, ok to me.

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I made the bootable usb from utility that comes with the live cd. Persistent refers to the ability to save settings and files. Everything is saved when I shut down.
Yeah, it does that for me when using Ubuntu LiveUSB.
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Old 10. Feb 2010, 08:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I used LiveUSB to work the same as LiveCD with internet connection, ok to me.
So you have a internet connection booting Ubuntu off your USB? Did you configure you USB stick from the Ubuntu live CD? Version 9.10? Last question. Whats your internet source?
Dag Nabit wonder what went wrong with mine

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FYI,
Just created a bootable USB for Ubuntu 9.10 using these instructions (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick). I used Windows OS with the usb-creator.exe utility. Popped the USB into my laptop and it booted just fine. Networking works both wired and wireless.

BTW - I used the full i386 image and NOT the Netbook Remix image.

Since you know the hardware is good, you can at least point the finger at the USB installation or the selection of drivers that made it onto the USB drive.
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Old 11. Feb 2010, 12:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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FYI,
Just created a bootable USB for Ubuntu 9.10 using these instructions (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick). I used Windows OS with the usb-creator.exe utility. Popped the USB into my laptop and it booted just fine. Networking works both wired and wireless.

BTW - I used the full i386 image and NOT the Netbook Remix image.

Since you know the hardware is good, you can at least point the finger at the USB installation or the selection of drivers that made it onto the USB drive.
Success

I used this method: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-...-from-windows/

I couldn't locate the usb creator inside the cd So I used Pendrives. Worked as advertised and I am writing this from ubuntu booted off my usb stick.

Thanks for all the advice Guys and Girls

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Old 11. Feb 2010, 11:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just to add to my overall pendrive expeirence. I ran Ubuntu for a couple of days. It uses Gnome by defualt. It worked ok but I couldn't get comfortable with the interface. Its not that it was bad, I just found it not to be very intuitive. So I decided to try Kubuntu instead. It use KDE by default. I realize gnome is more popular but I can't understand why. I have always used Windoze products starting with the old DOS days. For me KDE was just easier to make the transition from Windows to Linux. If I was to change to a Unbuntu like OS I will end up using Kunbutu. For now I am still using Mepis as my main linux platform and want to work with Kunbutu for a while longer before deciding to switch.

Just one complaint.
What's with the whole codec thing? You cant play common media files without first downloading the restricted format files.

The really good.
Excellent interface with other partitions. I don't have to jump through hoops to access other partitions. I don't have to even copy media file's. Which is a good thing running off a pendrive. I can just direct the media players to the files on the other partitions and off they go. This includes making my playlists.

Canonical deserves credit for the work they did making Ubuntu USB installs to be persistent that is allowing it to save changes and files. Its a great way to test drive their product. I wish more linux distro's would do the same.

Well enough Bloviating

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