[sf-lug] Booting Lubuntu from USB

Akkana Peck akkana at shallowsky.com
Sun Jan 13 12:10:57 PST 2013


Grant Bowman writes:
> I think a simple "sudo apt-get install lubuntu" on the existing
> machine will do the trick too, though that package name might be not
> quite right.

I agree with Grant that apt-get install is the solution if you
already have Ubuntu installed. The difference between lubuntu,
xubuntu, kubuntu etc. are just which desktop packages are installed.

But if you ever really do need to boot an older (pre USB boot)
machine from a USB stick, I recommend the PLOP boot manager,
http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/index.html
It lets you write a grub entry and a mini kernel onto your existing disk
that give the machine the ability to boot from USB devices.

	...Akkana



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