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# 1  
Old 07-09-2013
Clone one partition and boot from USB

I have small problem: my hard drive has 500GB storage and it is divided into partitions
Code:
/dev/sda1 - 20 GB (boot)
/dev/sda2 - rest

I want to clone only one partition
Code:
/dev/sda1

and write all data on my USB stick
Code:
/dev/sdb

What's more I want to make my USB bootable and I don't know at all how can I do that (if it is possible to clone only one partition and properly modify MBR in order to boot from USB).
# 2  
Old 07-10-2013
First, does your PC support USB boot?
# 3  
Old 07-11-2013
Yes, without any problems.
# 4  
Old 07-16-2013
Maybe see if you can get a bootable Ubuntu image for USB and install that, then put your Ubuntu over it, or in a subdirectory where you can cross-mount it. I am not a usb linux boot guru, but maybe there is one around. http://www.google.com/search?q=ubuntu+usb+image

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