Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




BDFL - Memuneh
64623 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

# 34805 29-May-2009 15:34
Send private message

I wonder if anyone here tried Moblin 2.0 yet? Will it boot from a USB memory key? Also, is there a way to have Live Ubuntu from a USB key? I have an external DVD drive but is so much easier to go the USB key way...

I have an HP Mini Mi. This is the U.S. version, one with the custom Ubuntu Linux made for HP.





Create new topic


BDFL - Memuneh
64623 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

mjb

923 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 219567 29-May-2009 21:42
Send private message

Both work from a USB key, but they require a byte-level copy of the iso/img to the usb key.

I've hacked the initrd of moblin so it'll boot via grub on the (fat) usb key I have, since I have a lot of bootable utils on it already, and I wanted to add moblin to it. I'll be doing Ubuntu next :)




contentsofsignaturemaysettleduringshipping


 
 
 
 




BDFL - Memuneh
64623 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 219577 29-May-2009 21:56
Send private message

Yep, just tried Ubuntu 9.04 from a USB key, worked well, recognised all hardware, so I took the plunge and installed it, replacing the original HP Linux - which was too dark and the launcher didn't have a desktop, etc.

Now I am thinking: should I have installed the Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix instead?

What do you think?





mjb

923 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 219587 29-May-2009 22:08
Send private message

I haven't tried ubuntu in a while, and I've only just downloaded the remix - it'll be a day or so before I get the initrd munged around a bit :)

I'd go with whatever you're comfortable with using - grab the remix image, and give it a go on the usb key the same way. that way you can compare and decide which you like better.




contentsofsignaturemaysettleduringshipping




BDFL - Memuneh
64623 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber



BDFL - Memuneh
64623 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

220 posts

Master Geek


  # 225889 17-Jun-2009 17:45

Moblin 2 is fine. Pretty slick, actually.

One of the images I used was the regular .img file. Just point KVM to it & off you go.

Depending on how you DL it, you may have to either dd it, or use a tool like UNetBootIn to create a boot disk. I've had some sports with the 9.04 bootdisk-creator. I use UNet quite a bit, since it doesn't format the drive before loading the data.
Makes it safe to use on other devices, like an iPod (I've made my iPod a live-boot USB drive)

instuctions provided here:
http://moblin.org/documentation/test-drive-moblin/using-moblin-live-image

in your case, you may be better off simply runing the or off the flash drive




FLOSS'er


 
 
 
 


220 posts

Master Geek


  # 226354 18-Jun-2009 17:47

Here's a NetBook roll-your-own how-to guide:
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/blogs/linuxline/166887/diy_netbook_linux.html




FLOSS'er


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52


Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.