Universal USB Installer: Install Linux operating system on a USB flash drive

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  1. Tried that.Work fine for windows 7.but for xp, it boots and starts fine. but before that part where i have to choose the partition ,or while copying files ( don’t remember exactly ) it gives a blue screen with error that stops the whole operation. any other alternatives?

  2. Used the pendrive installer to install Ubuntu 11.10 on an FAT32 high-speed new flash drive, with 4GB persistent file selected; in Acer Aspire 5736Z-4148 (4GB RAM, 2.30 GHz dual core Intel) although the pendrive then installed in #1 boot position the Acer sounded audio alarm as if nothing in boot position; then Ubuntu screen came up with option to try which was selected; a few scrolls of command lines ran, then the screen went black about one half-hour; then a very dim Ubuntu came up; mouse/mousepad controls worked, sound worked, but Ubuntu didn’t respond to its own brightness/contrast controls nor to those of Acer; response was exactly the same whether using 32 bit or 64 bit versions of Ubuntu 11.10; Googling, I found a number of people had similar experiences; also that Ubuntu itself says some computers can’t use the pendrive alone and that as to Acer only a few 32 and 64 bit units are “certified” by Ubuntu for Linux purposes.

    Of course, Windows 7 is unfazed. My experience suggests that what I ran into simply means a particular Acer product can read media designated in total as programming media but NOT media where only a portion of it is designated programming data (e.g., I’ve used Microsoft tools where you go online and they format the WHOLE drive then put the tool on, and these work just fine in the Acer #1 boot pos; whereas the Linux Pendrive system leaves your device a pendrive with programming files on it…this makes the Acer act like something’s not right).

  3. A better – and I would dare saying best option – is “LiLi USB Creator”. Works better and neater than any other app.!

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