Ubuntu iso to usb image

Santanu Chatterjee thisissantanu at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 19:10:46 UTC 2010

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Henry Dubb <henry.dubb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 8:54 AM, Santanu Chatterjee
> <thisissantanu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Like recent Fedora or openSUSE iso images, is it going to be possible
>> to just 'dd' the Ubuntu 9.10 iso image to a flash drive and install
>> from it on a computer without cdrom drive? Ubuntu 9.10 did not have
>> this property. IIRC I had to boot into the live cd and then create the
>> usb image from there.
> Does not unetbootin do this? You want to take an iso and boot from a pen
> drive, correct. It will act like a cd though so most likely no space on pen
> drive for saving files. Will work great to check out / install 10.04 but not
> for an os on th go.

Yes, of course there is unetbootin, which will do this. Its not as if
I am stuck trying to install Ubuntu from pendrive. That's not it. I
just wanted to know if like some other distros, the latest ubuntu iso
releases were built to support the 'dd to usb' method.


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