Create a Button to Restart USB in Ubuntu

December 19, 2008 by · 8 Comments
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been using my HP w2207 flat panel monitor for some time now. My only frustration has been that I haven't been able to get the USB ports on the side to work unless I have a device plugged in when the computer boots. I think this is more the fault of Ubuntu than it is the monitor. Ubuntu just doesn't seem to care about a USB hub unless there is a device plugged into it. After a little searching on the web I found that a fellow blogger had posted a solution on Hack 2 Live. Read more

Create an Ubuntu Live USB Drive

December 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

There are several places on the net that show you the long, manual procedure required to create a Live USB Linux drive. With so many netbooks coming out without CD drives, the folks at Ubuntu saw the need for an easy way to create a bootable Live USB drive so you can install Ubuntu on that new netbook. I'm going to show how to do this with Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) since that's the long term support version. Read more

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