One pendrive for all PC (Intel/AMD) computers

Andre Campos Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 19:09:40 UTC 2015


Hello! I'm here to report that I just created a usb drive using GRUB2 and
EFI using information on this page:
https://github.com/lopaka/instructions/blob/master/ubuntu-14.10-install-asus-x205ta.md

I will probably create a tutorial about this, with only needed and
simplified steps...



2015-01-07 15:47 GMT-02:00 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com>:

> Thanks Andre,
>
> Best regards
> Nio
>
> Den 2015-01-07 13:09, Andre Rodovalho skrev:
> > Nio, I forgot to mention about 32-bit and 64-bit hardware. Well, works
> > for both, if you want to use in a 32bit PC, you need to download a 32bit
> > ISO and put on the drive. The same for 64bit. You have to select the
> > right ISO from the grub menu. For Lubuntu I made this menu:
> >
> > submenu "Lubuntu 14.04" {
> > menuentry 'Lubuntu 14.04 amd64' {
> > set isofile="/iso/lubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso"
> > loopback loop $isofile
> > linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz.efi boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile
> > liveimg noprompt noeject quiet splash --
> > initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
> > }
> > menuentry 'Lubuntu 14.04 amd64 (failsafe)' {
> > set isofile="/iso/lubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso"
> > loopback loop $isofile
> > set gfxpayload=800x600x16,800x600
> > linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz.efi boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile
> > liveimg noeject nomodeset noapic --
> > initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
> > }
> >
> > menuentry 'Lubuntu 14.04 i386' {
> > set isofile="/iso/lubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso"
> > loopback loop $isofile
> > linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile
> > liveimg noprompt noeject quiet splash --
> > initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
> > }
> > menuentry 'Lubuntu 14.04 i386 (failsafe)' {
> > set isofile="/iso/lubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso"
> > loopback loop $isofile
> > linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile
> > liveimg noeject nomodeset noapic --
> > initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
> > }
> > }
> >
> >
> >
> > 2015-01-07 9:48 GMT-02:00 Andre Rodovalho <andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
> > <mailto:andre.rodovalho at gmail.com>>:
> >
> >     Nio, this is a old fashion style boot. But I have my motherboard
> >     setted to boot UEFI. Of course, almost all hardware today is a
> >     transition between BIOS and EFI.
> >
> >     What I can say is that is working for me on old hardware (BIOS) and
> >     on transition hardware (BIOS+EFI). I see no reason why this could
> >     not work with EFI firmwares, since GRUB2 supports this technology.
> >     But of course, we probably should make partitions the way EFI
> >     requires to be...
> >
> >     For a EFI only, we should create a GPT partition table, a FAT32 with
> >     about 512mb at the beggining, and install GRUB2 on this partition,
> >     lets say /dev/sdb1. For precision, we probably will use UUID to
> >     refer the second partition where the ISO files will be stored. A
> >     little bit more complex, but nothing that could not be done today...
> >
> >
> >
> >     2015-01-07 8:22 GMT-02:00 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com
> >     <mailto:nio.wiklund at gmail.com>>:
> >
> >         Den 2015-01-07 03:06, Emiliano Vazquez skrev:
> >         > El 06/01/15 a las 13:47, Nio Wiklund escibió:
> >         ...
> >         >>
> >         >> If you are interested, you are welcome to extend it with
> other, maybe
> >         >> lighter distros, or make it more efficient ... the recipe is
> in the
> >         >> tutorial ;-)
> >         >>
> >         >> Best regards
> >         >> Nio
> >         >>
> >         >>
> >         > Thanks Nio! i will test this!
> >         >
> >         > best regards.
> >         > Emiliano.
> >         >
> >         >
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> >
> >         You are welcome :-)
> >
> >         Please share your results, and give feedback, particularly if
> >         you have
> >         some problem.
> >
> >         Best regards
> >         Nio
> >
> >
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