View Full Version : Ubuntu 11.04. USB install help

25-05-2011, 01:06 PM
Can 11.04 be installed straight from a USB stick and how do I do it?

I dont have the net at home yet and dont have a DVD drive either. (Yet)

Can someone give me some help or post a link please.

Speedy Gonzales
25-05-2011, 01:15 PM
Like this if you have the ISO (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download)

25-05-2011, 01:21 PM
Ive followed everything on this site over the last couple days but still not working.

Ill keep trying though.


Speedy Gonzales
25-05-2011, 01:25 PM
So you have a flash drive bigger than 2 GB,the ISO, and the Universal USB installer file? Just click on the USB option / and windows if youre doing it in windows. Then follow the screenshots

If it doesnt boot you system probably doesnt support booting from USB

25-05-2011, 01:27 PM
8G flash. Im currently running ubuntu 10.10. Heaps of problems with it though.

No Autorun either.

Speedy Gonzales
25-05-2011, 01:29 PM
You have to reboot change the bootdisk to the flash drive in the BIOS then boot from it. If youre trying to install it from within windows. What part doesnt work? Installing it on the USB stick or booting from it? However this will probably wipe 10.10

25-05-2011, 01:34 PM
I want to wipe 10.10. Ive tried to boot from restart and after pressing F9 and selecting Boot from USB. Says theres nothing on the drive. I downloaded it from the Ubuntu site.

Speedy Gonzales
25-05-2011, 02:18 PM
So did you use the Universal USB installer file?? Not copy the ISO as is to the flash drive. That wont work and you cant boot from the ISO