Ubuntu – FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive


Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive?
It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need to use 4.6 GB, I just want a basic installation that is not like a live CD/persistent

Best Answer

  • Do the installation using the 'Alternate' version of Ubuntu and not the 'LiveCD'. Installation from a LiveCD really does require about 4.6Gb of space to do the installation, even though a fresh installation of Ubuntu does take up less than 4Gb.

    The text-based Alternate installer will do it all in something like 3.5Gb so there'll be no disk space issues during the installation. I've done this a few times before with 4Gb flash drives so can verify that it works fine this way. You'll need to download an Ubuntu Alternate .iso image from here : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/alternative-download

    The text-based installer can be a bit daunting the first time, so check this guide to get an idea of what you're in for : http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal