[sf-lug] Booting Lubuntu from USB

Ken Shaffer kenshaffer80 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 23:15:42 PST 2013

Try one of the mini.iso downloads, ranging in size from 10-28 Meg from the

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 9:31 PM, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to boot from a USB with Lubuntu on an older machine with 512
> MB of RAM.  That machine is currently running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity, which is
> a little slow, so I want to try to install Lunbuntu.  I have downloaded a
> copy of Lubuntu onto a USB stick, and confirmed that it is bootable on
> another machine.  But the machine that I am trying to install it on, a Dell
> Dimension 4400 with 512 MB of RAM, won't boot from the USB stick.
> I went into the BIOS, and set up the boot order with "removable dev" as
> the first boot device, and the hard drive as the last boot device.  The
> machine just goes through all of the boot devices, ignoring the removable
> USB stick and eventually boots from the hard drive.
> I have tried to load Lubuntu onto a CD, but unfortunately, it is about 756
> MB of RAM, and the CDs that I have handy are only 700 MB CDs.  I would
> really like to use Lubnutu, as opposed to a smaller ISO image, such as
> MacPup, but I fear that I am running out of options for this machine.  Any
> suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance.
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