[sf-lug] [Fwd: Re: how to make a usb stick bootable]
tom at greenleaftech.net
Sat Aug 15 14:46:46 PDT 2009
Sorry, forgot to hit reply all, so forwarding to the list in case anyone
else is interested.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net>
> To: jim <jim at well.com>
> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] how to make a usb stick bootable
> Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 17:45:43 -0400
> On Fri, 2009-08-14 at 18:00 -0700, jim wrote:
> > we want to put linux on a usb stick. we want
> > the usb stick to be bootable.
> Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) has a "USB Startup Disk Creator" application in the
> "System -> Administration" menu. You tell it what ISO file you want to
> turn into a bootable USB disk, what USB disk to use, and it does the
> rest. Has worked for me quite well in creating bootable USB disks to
> test installs on my HP Mini 1000 (which doesn't have a CD/DVD drive).
> Cheers, Tom
> > we used fdisk to put on these partitions:
> > /dev/sdb1 bootable ext3 128MB
> > /dev/sdb2 ext3 4GB
> > /dev/sdb5 ext2 512MB
> > we've put no directory names on the partitions.
> > # man grub-install
> > says we can put grub on a device name and also
> > use the --root-directory option to specify a
> > directory in which we list grub images.
> > we want to have the / namespace on /dev/sdb2
> > and we want the /dev/sdb1 partition to be mounted
> > on the /boot mount point (specified in the root
> > directory on the /dev/sdb2 partitioned.
> > we've successfully mounted the thing on /zzb1
> > and /zzb2 and /zzb5 mount point directories on our
> > working box.
> > we've not put any files on the usb stick, we've
> > not used any installer to put any linux or other
> > os on the usb stick.
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