Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation

Due to budget limitation and energy saving campaign in my office we try to explore more machine for our sms gateway. The criteria for this low traffic machine is clear :

Lowest energy with high storage facility and price within the range $100 – $250

Hardware

Search in the net give me a few result around mini pc aka netttop Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation
like :

  1. Asus EeeBox EBXB202-BLK-X0081 Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation
  2. Acer AspireRevo AR1600-U910H Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation
  3. QutePC-1000

Operating System

I have experience with ubuntu as operating system and more than one device for gammu.

Little problem came when I realize that install method available for this nettop stuff is via usb.

Searching with google for ubuntu usb install, live usb linux, bootable usb, bootable usb linux and install linux from usb give me hint for visit Lili USB Creator. Fortunately this tool run in Windows icon smile Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation

Preparing Live USB Linux

Steps taken to create bootable linux usb installation are :

  1. Download ubuntu linux iso file
  2. Download latest Lili USB creator
  3. Extract and run portable Lili USB Creator

linux live usb creator Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation

Step 1 : Plug my 2GB flashdisk Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation

You might want to format it to FAT32 or let this tool do for you.

Step 2 : I use ubuntu iso file as source.

verify iso Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation

Step 3 : I enter 1000 MB

Make sure step 1,2 and 3 in Green mode. (pay attention to traffic light looks like icon in each step)

Step 4 : Choose option, I add Format the key in FAT32

Warning box will displayed.

linux live usb creator2 Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation

Click OK to continue.

Step 5 : Click Thunder icon and let it work until you see this screen.

linux live usb creator3 Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation

Checking

Open Windows Explorer and see the content of My Flashdisk :

linux live usb creator4 Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation

Great!

Looks like it work well ( I use Ubuntu 9.10 Server iso file).

I’ll try this flashdisk with virtualization first before use it in our netttop Preparing ubuntu usb install for nettop installation.

One Comment

  1. Hi,

    I found that using Lili USB creator is more user friendly than Universal USB Installer. It’s more verbose, and detects problems like corrupted ISO.

    Thanks,
    Evgeni

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