installing from USB (again)

altern altern2 at
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 so it should be very
>> ubuntu-like.
>> 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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