make information for installing Ubuntu from a USB flash drive easily accessible
pesterhazy at gmx.net
Sun Apr 20 09:29:52 UTC 2008
Alexander van Loon schrieb:
> Please make information for installing Ubuntu from a USB flash drive
> easily accessible.
I agree that this is important. Installation from USB pen drives has
been a curiously neglected installation method, given that it doesn't
require a blank cd, or an optical drive (think small notebooks).
There is a nasty bug in gutsy that causes the installer (ubiquity) to
leave bogus lines in /etc/fstab. The installer evidently thinks that
it's installing from a regular CD drive, and adds a line containing the
USB disk's device (say, sdc) and the specified file system iso9660 to
the fstab. If you subsequently plug in a pen drive, GNOME mount tells
you that there is an "invalid mount option", as the cdrom mount options
don't fit together with mounting a usb stick. Forums are teeming with
reports of this bug.
I couldn't find out if this is still present in hardy. This report seems
similar, and it hasn't received much attention:
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