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    Can Mandriva 2011 be installed on/booted from a USB Flash Drive?


    I have an Acer laptop that's running Windows 7 for work reasons. I like Linux and currently have a USB Flash Drive that's Ubuntu 11.04 and I'm able to boot from that flash drive anytime I want to use Ubuntu instead of Windows.
    Can I do the same for Mandriva? Can it be set up on a Flash Drive so that I can simply boot straight into Mandriva 2011?

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    Hello

    I've not tried it, but it's likely that it will work with UNetbootin:

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

    I'm sure that it worked with previous versions of Mandriva, though.
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    Thank you for the advice. I have heard of unetbootin so will take a look at that.

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    The unetbotin I have found does not seems to work well with mandriva. But mandriva has a small script file that installs an iso image on the USB, it is Mandriva seed:

    ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandri...ndriva-seed.sh

    I know it works with 2010.2, i have not tested it with 2011.

    Good luck

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    Than you for the link to that file. Is that something I have to run from Mandriva? Unfortunately if that's the case I can't do that since I don't have a Mandriva installation.

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    For windows you can try with Pendrive , I have not used it but I read it works Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux.
    Just for the record, I tested mandriva seed last night and it does work with Mandriva 2011.

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    Thanks. I'll give PenDrive a try. If it does not work though I'll see what I can do to do Mandriva Seed.

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