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Yes you can as it all applies. And you don't need to link things in here. We know what your talking about (as long as you explain them) ^_~

If you cannot figure it out I can help you. Not tonight but tomorrow.

Also stop repping me so much from this thread... One rep is plenty.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 4/20/11 at 1:18am
 
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Yes you can as it all applies. And you don't need to link things in here. We know what your talking about (as long as you explain them) ^_~

If you cannot figure it out I can help you. Not tonight but tomorrow.

Also stop repping me so much from this thread... One rep is plenty.
Thanks again.

I seem to be having a problem though:

I downloaded the USB thing from the Ubuntu Website: (choosing options USB Stick and Windows in Number 2 Option).

Then I think I was able to boot into it.

I am stuck in the "Ubuntu" screen (purple/violet background w/ 6 dots that seems to serve as "loading" icons.

It just stays there, waited for 20 mins, pressed escape and saw these repeating lines over and over every 5 seconds:

end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0




And I thought I kinda got it.. huhu
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post #13 of 18
I personally have never used this, but from the research I did a while back it seems to be what the op asked about. Below is a link to Barts PE. It is a tool to create a bootable live cd of windows xp. (you must have a actual copy of the os to make the disk)

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

This next one will use the image created and help you put it on a thumb drive.

http://users.telenet.be/Robvdb/BootPEUSB_UK.htm

Like I said, I've never done this but I've known people that supposedly have. Hope this helps!
post #14 of 18
Try uNetBootin

or

Unetbootin Ultimate Edition Style

I never used either, but I see them around...
Edited by cr1 - 4/20/11 at 6:57pm
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You can, it will just be slow at USB 2.0 speeds.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cr1 View Post
Try uNetBootin

or

Unetbootin Ultimate Edition Style

I never used either, but I see them around...
Unetbootin doesn't work.. Not sure what the Ultimate edition is so I may not be touching that
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Tried LiLi as well Shat down my windows! xD
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If you're will to consider Windows again there's this "ultimate bood cd". I think it was an enthusiast who took the BartPE thing and went nuts. And I could have sworn there was a Win7 version of that which added back in the whole explorer shell and full IE use all bootable from a CD or thumb drive. i don't have time to do an extensive search right now.

You can't really do a "real" install of a Win7 to a usb drive anyway because, assuming you plug the drive in to different PCs and boot it Win 7 would have to re-detect all the hardware over and over. I don't think 7 is set up to boot off a usb controller anyway. That's when the PE environments are for.

So assuming you don't go the linux route check out the UBCD and see if you can find the vista/7 version of that and it will probably work for your web browsing/1080p video stuff, at least on the more "modern" PCs you boot it on.
 
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