5

What do I need to install a Ubuntu Server on a USB stick? I don't want to create a bootable stick, but really install the system there.

3
  • You don't really need anything other then the USB stick to install to and the installation media (CD/USB). Oct 19, 2012 at 15:20
  • @mikewhatever: and just install on it as it would be a HDD? Oct 19, 2012 at 16:00
  • Yep. For the installer, a USB stick looks no different then an HDD. Oct 19, 2012 at 17:02

1 Answer 1

3

EDIT: LinuxLive USB will do an awesome job for that.

You can make a LiveUSB from any distribution of Ubuntu (Server/Desktop). You can look on Ubuntu's Wiki, there is a step-by-step solution : LiveUSB.

I also found an article to literally install a portable Ubuntu on your flashdrive : How To: Install Portable Linux Ubuntu on a bootable USB Flash Drive.

With those two tutorials, you should be able to do what you want.

6
  • I want the second on I think, lets see what happens... thanks! Oct 19, 2012 at 16:01
  • Ok, let me know if it worked ;)
    – NorTicUs
    Oct 19, 2012 at 16:04
  • Second link is broken.
    – mR_fr0g
    Apr 14, 2015 at 20:32
  • Change it to LinuxLive USB, more recent.
    – NorTicUs
    Apr 14, 2015 at 21:55
  • 3
    LinuxLive USB Creator won't install Ubuntu on the USB driver, but just burn the ISO and make it bootable. It allows to run Ubuntu in live-mode, but not install the system on the USB drive
    – mcont
    Dec 30, 2015 at 19:35

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.