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I am a newbie in Kubuntu/Linux but i know the basics, so i have an old Kubuntu 9.10 version CD, which runs fine when i go live (ie. live CD). However i installed Kubuntu onto my pendrive to make it a bootable one, it was successful as the installation finished successfully. However when i tried to boot using my pen drive, kubuntu is recognised but i get a console (similar to DOS) rather than any GUI that we usually get. I guess thats the GRUB console, it supports certain commands like ls (which gives 7 HD0,1 2 3 etc. like o/p) halt (shut down) and exit (gets hanged!) So please tell me what to do, i tried out all commands in the help section! But i didnt get directed to the customary GUI of kubuntu, is my PD not installed properly or any other reason, i tried it a hundred times and over!

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migrated from Apr 27 '11 at 17:44

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I suggest you to use usb-creator to install Kubuntu in to your USB disk. I think it's the best way of installing any Ubuntu version in to a USB disk. Format the USB drive and try installing Kubuntu again using usb-creator. This document contains in-depth information on how to do that.

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