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Full Ubuntu Install on USB

how to install Ubuntu 11.04 to a USB hard drive .

I have got Windows 7 on my laptop, then I want to install Ubuntu 11.04 to a movable USB dirve so I can boot from local hard drive or USB drive

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marked as duplicate by Hello71, studiohack May 13 '11 at 4:27

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But this shouldn't be to hard. All you will need to do is format the USB, select it as your instillation drive - and chose to install a boot loader when the option comes up.

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*assuming the drive is bootable to start with - most new USB drives seem to be, but not all – Journeyman Geek May 13 '11 at 1:52