[lug] USB3 vs eSATA III question

Vishal Verma stellarhopper at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 12:17:31 MDT 2018

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 6:58 PM Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:
> Yeah, I've been having trouble using the startup disk (USB) to create a properly constructed ubuntu installation on a second USB stick. It really really wants to write to the windows disk. I can't do that with the 2 TB disk as I hoped to but I could do that with a 32 GB or 64 GB image.
> What were the details on making it bootable? I know how to create a virtualbox image with a fixed disk so it would be easy to DD to the USB partition but how do you handle the loader? Can it use an encrypted filesystem?

As far as I remember, I didn't have to do anything special. Just pick
the USB drive from the bios boot menu when I need to boot it, and the
rest Just Works.

> The other option is to find an older system, put a small disk in it, install Ubuntu as usual, then image the entire disk. Ugh.

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