make information for installing Ubuntu from a USB flash drive easily accessible
jerone at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 07:36:02 UTC 2008
I think what he means is adding a page that is easily accessible to
you know .. the average guys. These are not on any of the offical
pages. Would be nice (and probably more environmental friendly) if
more users knew that you could use a USB key to install.
I personally took the time to do it this last week. Using the iso2usb
scrip written by Julian Klode (he posted it to the list). It worked
great and was easy to use.
The thing is while it worked perfect on my Thinkpad T61. I had issue
getting my older machine with an Abit AV8 motherboard to boot from USB
disk (apparently it can only do usb floppy & cdrom). So I had to go
ahead and burn a CD with the latest build on friday (which should be
Anyway I think if more users had the option presented to them like
downloading the iso options are presented you would begin to see more
people using USB sticks .. then burning CDs.
On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Onno Benschop <onno at itmaze.com.au> wrote:
> On 20/04/08 02:06, Alexander van Loon wrote:
> > To make a long story short, please read my weblog post:
> > http://alexandervanloon.nl/english/?p=8
> > Summary:
> > Please make information for installing Ubuntu from a USB flash drive
> > easily accessible. Currently the download page -
> > http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloading?release=desktop-newest&arch=i386&mirror=http%3A%2F%2Fftp.snt.utwente.nl%2Fpub%2Flinux%2Fubuntu-releases%2F&debug=&download-button= - already contains links to pages on help.ubuntu.com explaining how to check MD5 sums and how to burn the ISO image to the CD. Please write a similar page for help.ubuntu.com with easy instructions for installing Ubuntu from a USB flash drive, and link to that page from the download page. For writing these easy instructions, please take a look at this page - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick - and copy only the easy method of doing it with the script, and these - http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/04/09/usb-ubuntu-804-installation-from-windows/ - very easy instructions for doing the same on Windows.
> > I'm willing to help with writing that page with instructions, if it will
> > be linked to from the download page.
> Without wanting to be to blunt and given that there is nothing wrong
> with your keyboard - witness your post to the list - why not add a page
> to the wiki yourself.
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