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Default HOWTO Install Ubuntu 8.10 to a USB Device - 12-31-2008, 05:53 PM

I used this guide to install Ubuntu 8.10 to my MicroSD USB Reader. I used a Sandisk 8GB Class 4 and I see no speed difference when compared to my Ubuntu install on the SSD. The guide was written for Ubuntu 8.04, but works perfect with Ubuntu 8.10 as well.

I previously had Ubuntu installed via Wubi and it was taking up valuable hard space. This install allows me to dual boot on my Mini and also to have a portable version of Ubuntu without even touching the internal SSD.

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Default Re: HOWTO Install Ubuntu 8.10 to a USB Device - 12-31-2008, 11:07 PM

I found that a Class 4 card is speedy enough to run the /usr hierarchy from, so it doesn't really surprise me that you've found it to be zippy enough for everyday use!

Wubi confuses me, but I can appreciate wanting your disk space back.

Congrats - keep us posted about your new experiments with the mini. Great little gizmo, innit?

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