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Old 13. Sep 2011, 06:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If I chose Puppy Linux would that be a better way for me to go? I have W7 installed on this laptop and I only use Linux on the road to check my email and do some quick FF searches.
How were you trying to use Ubuntu on your flash drive? Was it Creating an Ubuntu Live USB from CD?
Your trouble may have been caused by a number of reasons. You may want to take a look at the help/tools section on pendrivelinux

I can highly recommend Puppy Linux and there just happens to be recent review of Puppy linux on Dedoimedo's website
IMO Puppy Linux should provide better results due to its small size and it light use of your computers resources. If you decide To go with Puppy you will want to take a look here

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Old 13. Sep 2011, 08:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yep for linux on usb drives i prefer xpud or puppy. I like xpud more but that is a preference choice. puppy works better "out of the box" and it's my choice if I'm using it on a computer that isn't mine since most drivers are there.
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Old 15. Sep 2011, 02:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How were you trying to use Ubuntu on your flash drive? Was it Creating an Ubuntu Live USB from CD?

Hope this helps
I have 2 flash drives now. I downloaded the latest release directly from the Ubuntu website to my flash drive. This is the one that gave me problems.
I then went to an old liveCD that I had with V10 on it and followed the directions from pendrivelinux to go from a LiveCD to a flash drive. This is the one that is working just fine.
I may have messed up the first download even though there was no indication of that during the procedure. I will give it another try to see if it was something I missed. I am going to try Puppy Linux first and if it works then I'll know it is not the flash drive or my laptop (or me!). Tnx for your help.
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Old 17. Sep 2011, 06:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Puppy Linux is working just fine for me on the flash drive. I think my graphics card was the issue with the latest full blown version of Ubuntu. I decided to take a look at the laptop (manufacturers website) and there was a lot of posts there regarding problems with the screen and sound cards re: the latest version of Ubuntu ... should have gone here earlier ... live and learn!

Tnx everyone for the info on Puppy. Much appreciated.
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