Saturday, May 24, 2014

Install Ubuntu On a USB Stick

This video demonstrates how to install Ubuntu 14.04 on to a USB stick. DISCLAIMER: The dd command used in this video can destroy your hard drive. Proceed with great care.

Here are the specifications of the particulars:

Commands used:

  • wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso
  • sudo apt-get install qemu
  • sudo umount /media/XXXXXXX
  • sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/XXX bs=512 count=1 conv=notrunc (CAUTION!)
  • sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -cdrom ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso -m 2G /dev/XXX (CAUTION!)

References:

Video constructed in Lightworks 11.5.1 on Ubuntu 12.04.

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