[ubuntu-us-in] ISO to usb stick.

Rob Ludwick rob at rcludw.no-ip.org
Fri Jan 18 05:48:31 GMT 2008


The trick is of course, that the live CD is a squashfs filesystem.
So that would be three (!) filesystems you would have to mount before
you could call pivotroot().

I don't know if the initrd in ubuntu is smart enough to do that.  

--R
 
On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 00:14 -0500, John Meuser wrote:
> While it is incredibly easy to serve a floppy image as a PXE boot
> payload, it's not quite as straightforward for an ISO due to
> limitations of size.  You would have to do it more like a thin
> client... boot to the kernel with PXE and share the filesystem of the
> ISO through NFS.  It should be possible though.
> 
>           John
> 
> On Jan 16, 2008 9:31 AM, Simón Ruiz <simon.a.ruiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 16, 2008 1:55 AM, Rob Ludwick <rob at rcludw.no-ip.org> wrote:
> > > The only thing that would make it better would be a bootable USB stick
> > > that could automatically serve PXE boots over a network.
> >
> > Yeah, I think it should be possible and probably pretty
> > straight-forward to serve a Live CD image via PXE, which would allow
> > any computer plugged into the network to boot—off the network—into a
> > shiney LiveCD environment.
> >
> > We just had a student in yesterday whose laptop couldn't boot from
> > anything but the hard disk and the network, but who wanted to install
> > Ubuntu, who could have benefited from just such a setup.
> >
> > Simón
> >
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