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That’s right! You read the title properly… I’m using one Linux distribution to create a bootable USB stick of another distribution of Linux. It’s Linux-on-linux debauchery. In this instance I’m using Fedora 16, a 4GB USB stick, and an Ubuntu 11.10 ISO file.
Here’s roughly what you’ll be doing:
- download Ubuntu .iso
- install unetbootin-linux
- install additional packages (if prompted)
- run UNetbootin
I think I’ve earned some FOSS badges of honor this past week or so. I’ve become very efficient at flashing my USB key and getting it ready to either boot Fedora or Ubuntu Live. There is a way to totally customize your USB key by not having to use Pendrive or LiveUSB Creator, but I’ll leave that for the advanced post. However, in this post, I’ll talk about the basics of getting your USB key ready to test the latest versions of Fedora 13 and Ubuntu 10.04. It looks like a pretty intimidating list of what needs to be done, but they each have very short executions:
- What’s Needed
- Getting Your ISO’s
- Getting the USB Software
- Preparing Your USB Key
- Boot via USB key
As a side note, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I did this in Microsoft Windows. At the time, I couldn’t get into my Fedora 12 x86_64 install. It was a simple GRUB issue, but I didn’t make the effort to correct it. Quite the irony (-5 HP).
September 19th was the Atlanta Linux Fest, which had about 700+ people show up – don’t quote me though, there were a lot of different head-counts being tweeted that day. That number sounds great, but it’s nothing in comparison to the once great Atlanta Linux Showcase that was started by my LUG, Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts. With that selfless promotion out of the way, it looks like ALF has a great start to making the city of Atlanta a hot spot for FOSS conventions in the future. It was a tiring day, but I think Nick and Josh from the Ubuntu Podcast will continue to run this event for years to come. I’m not certain if there were other folks or organizations that started this, but Nick and Josh were certainly considered the poster children for it.
If you’re running a non Debian (or the current posterchild for Linux – Ubuntu) system, you can’t simply add conkyForecast to your repository source and do a text-based installation. I’m running the almighty Fedora, so I won’t be running this command any time soon “$ yum -y install conkyforecast“. You can always install it from source, if you can even find the tarballs. There are a couple hoops to jump through in order to properly set it up, hopefully I can cover them all. I’m also assuming that you have conky already installed.