Installing ROS on USB?

asked 2019-10-29 18:59:03 -0600

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updated 2019-10-29 21:41:39 -0600

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So I have a laptop that is currently running Windows 10. I want to have Linux and ROS on my laptop for my little side projects. But I want to keep my ability to use Windows 10 for my daily school life.

I thought if I got a USB and Installed Linux on that using this tutorial.

I have a bootable USB with Linux on it but when I try to install ROS following this tutorial


sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-desktop-full


sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-desktop

Work, I did reserch and I guess installing ROS kinetic on a USB is harder than it seems but every tutorial is Un-clear and then I ran into this thing called ros2go and im not sure if I should be using that. I am a bit confused and need help.

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"does not work" is not a sufficient description of what is going on for us to be able to help you.

Please show verbatim and complete copies of any error (or other) messages you see.

Please also include the output of lsb_release -a and uname -rvmp.

There is nothing inherently different between Xenial running from a USB stick or an internal drive. What could be going wrong is trying to install ROS Kinetic on Ubuntu Bionic. That would not be supported.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-10-29 22:13:29 -0600 )edit