[lubuntu-users] Boot Lubuntu from USB bios & uefi

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 18:59:08 UTC 2016

On 11/30/2016 12:48 PM, Wilbert Heeringa wrote:
> Dear all,
> For a course in Ivory Coast I want to distribute USB sticks with
> Lubuntu Linux and a Docker container inside. Docker works only for 64
> bits OS, so I need a 64 bits version.
> Since I don't know whether the students' computers work with BIOS or
> UEFI, it would be great to create bootable pendrives that work for any
> computer.
> I studied a bit about syslinux and found this very complicated, and
> also very risky. This is simply too much for me.
> I looked around further and found this site:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/UEFI-and-BIOS
> <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/UEFI-and-BIOS>
> with a repository of images at:
> http://phillw.net/isos/linux-tools/uefi-n-bios/
> made by Phil Whiteside. That looks wonderful. My question is now: is
> there also a 64 bit version available? For some it is explicitely
> indicated that they are meant for i386 (so I should not use them), but
> I feel unsure about the other ones.
> Also: we buy either 8GB or 16 GB pendrives. Which image would work best?
> Best regards,
> Wilbert
Hi Wilbert,
Nio Wiklund has a great tool called mkusb which can definitely handle that.
You can also create custom images and install them using his wonderful
tools zmktbl and OBI.  I suggest starting a conversation with Nio!


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