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Is there any possibility to move my already installed ubuntu linux to the usb flash and make it bootable. So that it would boot on the other machine? P.S. I have an installed ubuntu karmic linux installed on my machine. I want to make it portable, to move it with all installed packages and tuned software to a usb-flash drive.

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I have an installed ubuntu karmic linux installed on my machine. I want to make it portable, to move it with all installed packages and tuned software to a usb-flash drive. –  pavel Apr 20 '10 at 15:17
    
P.P.S Found a utility bootcdwrite. I'm going to try it. –  pavel Apr 21 '10 at 13:07

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Although I did not do it myself, I would try recommend the following:

  • Get yourself a USB stick (16G or more) with the base Ubuntu, and set it up with the appropriate partition. If you're using the default Ubuntu disk partitioning (everything under /), that should be easy.

  • Copy all files form all directories to the UST stick

  • run grub-install on the new device, such as /dev/sdb1:

    cd /boot/grub grub-install /dev/sdb

You should be able to boot from your new USB stick.

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Not easily. If i were doing it, i'd do a two step process - move my install to a live cd with remastersys, then install it to a liveusb with some livecd to usb tool

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personal experience Good idea; just make sure that if you want to use that usb to install ubuntu on other computer; use distributable copy option; and not backup. Otherwise there might be drivers problems. Also; finals size of filesystem is 4gb max. –  bbaja42 Apr 21 '10 at 12:55

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