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This is my configuration

  • 4GB pendrive, HP
  • ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386 image file for live USB install
  • pendrivelinux (u910p) and ubetbootin (unetbootin.sourceforge.net)
  • machine T61

Earlier I have installed ubuntu live image using above two mentioned utilities, numerous times. But, on a 2gb kingston flash-drive.

Today, i am trying to install the live-image on 4gb HP flash-drive. Both the utilities install, i can see the files in the drive, even the wubi-installer is working, it say press "reboot" to boot in live-ubuntu. But, when i press "reboot" it does not reboot my win7.

Now, when i reboot, select boot-usb in bios, it say "no boot record". I am making my usb bootable, using the utility, even then nothing is working out. Did this a few times.

Is 4GB usb a prob, does anyone knows how to partition my usb in 2-2gb and install it on one partition, and then use the live image. Is it possible.

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Some USB drives simply don't work. I have one USB flash drive that will not boot, regardless of what I do to it. I think it may be because of the U3 crap thaty put on it.

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You can partition your USB drive with GParted before starting your sequence.
I do not think 4GB is a problem either.
You can also use the GPartedLive version.

I prefer installing Ubuntu on the flash drive rather than setting up a live image.
Its more fun to use installed Ubuntu and you also get options to partition the drive on the way.

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