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Ever wish there was more you could do with a USB stick other than saving or copying files? Like get it to make you breakfast, take the dog for a walk, or do all your school assignments? Well….you can’t!! But instead, you can install a portable operating system that you can run on just about any computer anywhere you go. This operating system known as Linux, will also allow you to run portable versions of your favourite software and applications.

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Having this tool in the palm of your hand I believe is very beneficial. It can be used especially when your host operating system on your desktop has crashed, or when you’re away from your home computer. Linux on USB gives users the option of taking their preferred applications with them, without the headache of installing everywhere they go.

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I'd like to fully install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, not create a LiveUSB, but to treat the flash drive as an external hard drive.

I've read it's possible and I know my computer can boot from it. However, it doesn't work when I try. I've booted a LiveUSB from another flash drive and installed Ubuntu onto the 16GB one. It finished successfully, but when I try to boot from it and it takes me straight to Windows 8 instead. I feel I've done something when installing the boot loader.

It'd be great if I had some step-by-step instructions for:

  • how many partitions to make,
  • what kind,
  • how big, and
  • where to install the boot loader.

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Use the Universal USB Installer to copy your ubuntu ISO file to your USB drive and make it bootable, and on the step 4 you set the amount of space it will use to store the changes, this way it won't revert to the default state when you boot.


(This software is recommended on the official Ubuntu guide).

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This is almost certainly a Secure Boot issue. The vast majority of Windows 8 computers ship with Secure Boot active, and it will prevent you from booting another OS unless that OS supports Secure Boot. Although Ubuntu 12.10 nominally supports Secure Boot, the statement that another computer was used to prepare the boot medium suggests that it was almost certainly installed without Secure Boot support -- and probably in BIOS mode, as well.

The easiest solution is to disable Secure Boot; however, be aware that the procedure to do this varies greatly from one computer to another. You need to dig into your firmware and locate a suitable option, which might or might not have an obvious label or obvious settings.

When you're done, you might need to try both of two boot options in the computer's built-in boot manager. One may enable you to boot the USB drive in BIOS mode and the other to boot in EFI mode. Again, the labels on these options can vary from one computer to another.

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