Install Ubuntu from USB flash

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Sep 26 11:45:44 BST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 09:34:04AM -0700, Jiafu Gao wrote:
> There is a graphical boot loader for PS3, which in turn can selectively loads other boot loaders. For example, it could successfully load Ubuntu installer from USB flash which I directly unpacked from a Ubuntu CD install ISO Image. This greatly increase the convenience to install Ubuntu: there is no need to burn an CD, and USB flash is much faster than CD. 
> However, for some reason, the installer tries to mount the CD and read files from the CD drive. It seems to me the installer somehow is hard-coded to install from CD, although in this case, the installer started from USB drive. Is this the right assessment? How difficult will be change this behavior? 
> Thanks. Please include my email on the reply since I am not on the mail list yet.

A tool (usb-creator) is available in Ubuntu Intrepid (soon to become 8.10)
which writes USB installation media for Ubuntu.

 - mdz

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