Ubuntu on a stick

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Tue Dec 16 21:45:39 UTC 2008

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Neil Cherry wrote:
>> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>>     Well the info you send says I need to take the .iso image off of the 
>>> CD-Rom it is on and put it on the hard drive. Is this correct? All the 
>>> Google things are in another language.
>> I used Unetbootin and let it download the ISO image. If you want to
>> grab the image off the CD just:
>> dd if=/dev/sdb of=cdimage.iso bs=4k
>> Change the names as appropriate and that's from memory so you may need
>> to check the man page.
>     I used the following after looking at /dev and trying one that 
> didn't work.
> karl at karl-hardy:~/Desktop$ dd if=/dev/cdrom of=ubuntu-8.10-i386.iso bs=4k
> and that I could see was working because the CD was running. It made the 
> file and I used the file with unetbootin and put the file on my 1 GB 
> stick. Then I tried the stick on my laptop and it worked just great. I 
> had to choose Default.
>     So many thanks. I had forgot dd and should not have done so.

You can check out the ISO with (as root or with sudo):

mkdir /media/iso
mount -r -o loop ubuntu-8.10-i386.iso /media/iso

I added the -r as it's not wise to try and edit an ISO image. If
it mounts successfully then it's most likely okay. You could also
check the md5sum to see if it's okay.

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