[sf-lug] Booting Lubuntu from USB

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 12:45:12 PST 2013



On 01/13/2013 12:10 PM, Akkana Peck wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the tip. This might be the perfect solution to installing 
Linux on an old laptop that has no CDROM reader and can not boot from 
USB device.

I'll try this next time I can reach said laptop. It's buried quite deep....



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