installing from USB (again)
altern2 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 08:40:20 BST 2008
Gustin Johnson(e)k dio:
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> altern wrote:
>> funny because i took it from help.ubuntu.com so it should be very
>> The docs are here, the section called "Mounting the USB stick as /cdrom"
> You mean the part where the first line says:
> "This step is only needed for the Alternate install CD and Ubuntu 6.10
> or older."
> Unless this statement is grammatically incorrect (the "and" might need
> to be an "or"), you should not need to do this.
ah! you are right, i did not pay enough attention i understood 6.10 and
newer. stupid of me ...
but anyway my installer still cannot find the cd drive. maybe something
wrong with the system i use to dump the installer in the USB.
> Anyway, this is IMO a needlessly complicated procedure. It is creating
> a sym link from the actual device (eg. /dev/sdb1) to /dev/cdroms/cdrom0
> then mounting the symlink /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 to /cdrom
> You could just do
> mount /dev/sdb1 /cdrom
> Verify with df -Th
i think i already tried this, but i will do it again just in case.
> I will have to try this at some point, since I have a USB CDRom drive
> that I have always used. I would expect things to fail sooner than the
> language selection.
it fails when it tries to scan de cd drive
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