[ubuntu-uk] GRUB on LiveUSB

Vinothan Shankar neversaymonkey at googlemail.com
Tue May 26 14:04:33 BST 2009

Because of the way that particular live USB creator works, it uses the
ISOLINUX (or is it SYSLINUX?) bootloader rather than Grub.  If you want
to bypass the live CD menu, and have Grub on your stick, I suggest using
the "Portable Linux" app from
http://rudd-o.com/new-projects/portablelinux to re-create it.  It works
in the same way in terms of generating a USB stick from the ISO but
drops the actual contents of the CD on a separate partition of the
stick, uses Grub, and is generally tidier.  If you've got a persistent
memory stick, you can copy of the casper-rw persistence file and drop it
back on after recreating the stick.

If you use the live USB creator I mention it's configured by default to
bypass the CD splash screen and the login window that the use of the
"persistent" flag can introduce.

Hope that helps.


On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 09:14 +0100, James Hooker wrote:
> Hi Everyone - 
> I was wondering if anyone knew how to change the GRUB menu on a live
> USB made on usb-creator on ubuntu?
> I use this as my everyday OS at the moment, and want to get rid of he
> "English > try ubuntu from this computer menu"
> I tried /boot/grub/menu.lst... but it doesnt exist?
> Any ideas?
> Jim
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