Ubuntu on a stick
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 22:08:39 UTC 2008
Neil Cherry wrote:
> 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.
Hi well I made the USB memory stick and when done I put it in my
laptop and it booted up and ran just like the LiveCD does. It will work
fine and the dd copy was perfect as always.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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