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fasho fasho is offline
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Default Full Ubuntu Mini 9 Help - 11-10-2009, 05:24 PM

I just got my mini 9 yesterday and after many issues of trying to make a bootable jump drive with ubuntu, I went ahead and just made the Jolicloud bootable instead because it had a tool that did it for me.

Here are the issues, forgive me if these were covered in prior posts.

1. Will mini 9 support the full version of ubuntu either 9.04 or 9.1?
2. Where can I find the .IMG file to create bootable jump drive?
3. Is there any easy software for Mac to do this, as I have issues using disk utility or terminal (mostly because I have very little experience with mac or linux, but have ended my relationship with microsoft other than at work)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Default 11-10-2009, 05:47 PM

Yes, full Ubuntu will run on the Mini 9. However, it's installer is only available as a ISO, intended for a CD or DVD.

What would work (hopefully) is:

Booting the 32bit Ubuntu LiveCD on your Mac (Intel CPU, right?), then follow the Linux instructions here for putting the Ubuntu ISO on a USB drive (from the CD you just booted off).

You could do the same with a PowerPC Mac, but you'd need to boot off a PowerPC LiveCD and then transfer a separate 32bit ISO file to the USB drive.

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Default 11-10-2009, 06:10 PM

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux

Other than issues with the Broadcom wireless...UNR works well
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Default 11-10-2009, 07:11 PM

thanks, i dont know why i did not think about booting it as a live cd on the imac. appreciate the info.

which would be your personal preference, full ubuntu, or stick with a remix like jolicloud? i guess im just wondering how slow it would be to run full ubuntu as in the last two hours i have grown to like jolicloud quite a bit, only time will tell.
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