Question about a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu

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  1. greatlearner

    greatlearner Registered Member

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    Hello. It is my first time to post on this great forum.

    I want to create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu so that I can watch sensitive videos and process sensitive documents safely (without key logger, screen capturer, invisible file uploader). Is doing so a feasible way? Any other feasible ways?

    Furthermore, after searching the Web for a few days, I just obtain little information about the system under bootable USB stick on Ubuntu.
    In the USB Ubuntu Linux system,
    1. How can I watch videos (.mp4), read office documents (e.g. .docx) ?

    2. Can I install software there so that it remains here when I log into the system again?

    3. Can I connect a hdmi cable from the computer to a television as I can in windows?

    4. Can I connect an extra usb drive or an usb cable to android phone to a computer?

    Thank you.
     
  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    there is 2 ways to create usb sticks one with reserve space you can download and keep changes to stick permanently

    its create live cd mode not permanent install although you can do lot of changes in it.


    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu



    2nd way is permanent install ubuntu on USB drive/stick its like installed system but booting form usb rather than hardisk

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/linux/3351312/how-install-ubuntu-using-usb-flash-drive/



    ** please consider install only if you have 8gb usb atleast because it take lot of space
    also you need 2 usb one for install and one with ubuntu startup or usb 8 gb + ubuntu DVD **



    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick


    yes you can do all things you want to i recommend you to create simple startup ubuntu live USB with 2gb persistence (reserved space for changes) with some and run things from it once you get little grip go for more experiments



    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows



    one last thing try linux mint 15 instead of ubuntu as it come with all (VLC flash player office.....etc preinstall so you can watch movies play flash files directly without changes) its base on ubuntu so its pretty same just different on looks thats all

    http://www.linuxmint.com/
     
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  3. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    mack answered perfectly. Not much to add here.
    My suggestion is to buy a portable disk and install linux there. But judging from your questions, I guess you still have a lot to learn about using linux.
     
  4. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    thanks very much bonedriven :)

    just one thing more i like to add having live usb + adding reserve space advantage over install is you can use it on any computer without hardware binding :)


    but if you install ubuntu OS on usb pendrive that it only works with same pc or (hardware system only)

    also one more think for kde base use

    kde startup disk creator instead of ubuntu one or you may get grub error
     
  5. greatlearner

    greatlearner Registered Member

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    Thank you all three users above.

    It is my first time to use linux.

    I have used 3 types of linux system: tails live cd, linux mint, ubuntu.

    When using tails live CD, I cannot save permanent changes.

    When using linux mint, I cannot boot into the system.

    I am still testing ubuntu 12.04.02.

    Thanks.
     
  6. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    on cd you cannot rewrite but you can save to external drive if you using cd what you have to do is put a usb and save data on it before removing the cd

    2nd on linux mint

    try linux mint

    Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"

    http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=20


    xfce and cinnamon or kde if you like all 3 are working here

    on LTS i guess there was but in booting if i remember correctly


    also last since you from hk and i guess you know chinese so this one is beautiful option for you


    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=deepin

    i never tried it but review are good

    http://www.linuxdeepin.com/index.cn.html
     
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