How to install lubuntu to USB

Israel israeldahl at
Mon Feb 3 05:28:49 UTC 2014

It seems like you need to do something like (or at least I do this first)
set root=(hd0,1)
though you'll need to put your actual device instead of hd0,1
ls and find / help figuring this out from grub command line
The other issue is:
kernel /casper//etc,etc,etc/
should be
linux /casper//etc,etc,etc/
(Grub2 is different from classic Grub)

On 02/02/2014 09:44 PM, Tong Sun wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to install lubuntu to boot from my USB key, but it always
> fails on me. What's the proper way to to install lubuntu to USB and
> boot from it? (Manual steps on command line preferred).
> This is what I tried
> - copy the casper and preseed folder from CD to the root folder of my USB key
> - use the following grub boot menu:
> title Run lubuntu
>          kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed
> boot=casper showmounts persistent noprompt --
>          initrd /casper/initrd.lz
> My grub boot this entry fine, and I can see that initramfs was trying
> to mount root fs, but then my console prints some error. I can
> remember the errors because almost immediately afterwards my console
> starts flashing. make it impossible for me to read anything from it.
> Since my grub boot this entry fine, I think maybe my grub boot menu is
> wrong? or I missed some other important step?
> Please help. Thanks
> tong


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