I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive so I can boot my computer from the usb and have a full ubuntu running (I also need an encrypted home folder). I just want to run it on one computer, not many, so I don't need LiveUSB features.
Partitioning the laptop's HD is not an option. Since I want a full installation, not a LiveUSB, solutions like UnetBootBin are also not an option.
The elements I have:
- My laptop, an Acer 3810T with Windows 7 on it and a 320GB HD. USB booting is enabled in the Bios.
- A 4GB Verbatim USB flash drive where I have Ubuntu 10.04 Live instalation, done using Universal-USB-Installer-v1.7.9
- The 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive where I want a full installation of Ubuntu
What I have tried:
- I tried physically unplugging the internal HD and installing Ubuntu on the 16GB flash from a runing ubuntu in the 4GB one. The consequences are that the sytem works, as long as the internal HD is not connected again. Updating grub while running the Ubuntu in the 16GB and the internal HD connected had no effect.
- I tried to follow the GUI install of ubuntu from the 4GB flash. What happened is that grub was installed on the 16GB flash and windows 7 wouldn't load if the usb was not connected.
Any help will be welcomed cause this is sucking the life out of me.