Here is how to create a USB Ubuntu drive. Let me know if you have any issues!
I do have three questions, prompted by the Pendrive Linux instructions. I have numbered my questions in case my post is tl;dr.
From the link Ubuntu gives for Pendrive:
"*Fat16, Fat32, or NTFS Formatted Flash Drive. MBR partition only GPT will not work!"
Since I don't have a flash drive I need to buy one. And it appears that I need to pay attention to the formatting! I've been working all weekend and haven't been able to go to Best Buy but I will have a chance tonight. I have chosen two from Bestbuy.com to look at. I'm going to try and wait until you answer my two questions before buying, but I tell you, I'm really itching to buy and try this tonight!!
Please tell me if you think the following two usb drives are properly formatted or can be properly formatted? This may be information they assume everyone knows because formatting is not mentioned in the specs for any flash drives or external usb hard drives I looked at this weekend. So how do I know if I can use them for this project?
This little guy is usb 3.0. and I have no idea how that relates to formatting, if it does at all? It's $34.99, which is something I regrettably need to pay attention because I need to buy two since I've been neglecting backups.
I'm really leaning toward this guy because I have this idea that I can partition him and then use one side for my windows Cobian Backup and the other side for linux. This would save me so many dollars! However...
Will the partitions be recognized as separate drives at boot? I feel like this is another instance where my attempts to save money will not actually save me any money.
Can I treat the Seagate external hard drive like a normal usb drive for pendrive if I decide to buy a separate stick for the windows backup? It seems to have some sort of software already on it and I'm wondering if that will confound Pendrive or Ubuntu or Mint.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my questions and thank you so much for your willingness to help people move to linux!
Edited by Ubiq, 03 August 2015 - 01:47 PM.