Howto create bootable usb-stick without an ubuntu installation?
nigel at prayingforisrael.net
Mon Dec 27 16:43:19 UTC 2010
On 12/27/2010 05:48 PM, Alan Dacey Sr. wrote:
> On Monday, December 27, 2010 10:11:33 am Waleed Hamra wrote:
>> On 12/27/2010 04:36 PM, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
>>> I would like to install kubuntu on my laptop which doesn't have a
>>> working CD drive.
>>> I found a tutorial in the wiki which explains creating a bootable usb
>>> stick using a program called "usb-creator", however its not available
>>> on fedora, and is also missing on the lubuntu live-cd.
>>> Is there a manual way to create a live usb stick?
>>> Thank you in advance, Clemens
>> how about installing usb creator on the Live CD run?
>> while in the Live CD, open a terminal and type:
>> sudo apt-get usb-creator-kde
>> this should install it fine, after that create your CD.
>> but i have no idea if this can be done when the CD is being actively
>> used, but worth a shot.
>> Waleed K. Hamra
>> Manager of Hamra Information Systems
> It works if you use an iso file to burn on to the usb stick. When you're
> using a live cd the cd drive is locked up with the pseudo-OS. If you have
> two cd drives in your machine then you can use the other one if you only
> have a disk to copy from. The usb creator seems to only work with an
> Ubuntu OS, at least I've never had any luck with anything else.
> There is a way to it manually. I think it involves copying the iso to the usb
> using the dd command then making the usb stick as a bootable device.
> I haven't used this method though.
> More info:
For a manual install have a look at this (it's a long url so it's probably wrapped):
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