Hey tuxcanfly, yesterday I sucessfully installed CentOS with your program.
I only had a little problem with the grub, I installed it on an old RedHat and it complained about not finding the root on the hardisk (hd01-1) or something like that, I edited the grub command to be right for the PC, it was (hd1,1) and then it booted to the unetbootin, and again complained about the same problem, so I fixed again the grub command and then all started well and I completed the installation sucessfully.
I think you need to check that one.
But anyway, a minor problem, I managed to overcome, your piece of software is awesome, it saves me the distro download time and the CD burning, and also very useful for computers with no CD.
Thanks a lot!
I just tried installing Ubuntu using this method I think everything went like it was suppose to, however, whenever I launch Ubuntu there is no GUI and it's all DOS Prompt style. Sorry I'm a newb to Linux so I'm sure there is something wrong on my part. Help would be appreciated! Thanks.
Also, what Redhat version is this (It worked fine when I tested on an old Fedora Core install, which should theoretically be similar to the original Redhat), and are you using a specialized partition layout (are you using a dedicated /boot)? Partition layout might also be contributing to the issue.
I think you forgot to mark one of the desktop packages (highlight and press space) when you were installing (they need to show up as marked, with an asterisk next to them, before you press enter). Since you've already installed the system, though, just login and enter the following commands (enter your password when prompted) to download and install the GUI desktop package:I just tried installing Ubuntu using this method I think everything went like it was suppose to, however, whenever I launch Ubuntu there is no GUI and it's all DOS Prompt style. Sorry I'm a newb to Linux so I'm sure there is something wrong on my part. Help would be appreciated! Thanks.
Then reboot and it should boot into a nice GUI. Replace "ubuntu-desktop" with "xubuntu-desktop" if installing Xubuntu, same procedure with the other Ubuntu variants.Code:sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
Last edited by tuxcantfly; December 18th, 2007 at 11:31 PM.
Happy holidays folks, nothing like cranking out shell scripts and tinkering with MBRs over winter break... anyhow...
I've released a new version of UNetbootin, shell-script (.sh) version, now with 2 oft-requested features:
1. Ability to install from a liveCD or other live-media (liveUSB) install, as well as the ability to specify a target partition and (optionally) grub or lilo as the bootloader (this is the installmode=nohost option)
2. Ability to install to a USB drive in order to create a bootable-USB-netboot installer (this is the installmode=usbdrive option)
As for the original behavior (chainload from the host hard-drive grub installation), that can be accessed through the installmode=tohost option.
Anyhow, here's the syntax and options for running (This example is for Fedora 8, but I've also uploaded the new .sh builds for Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 10.3, Debian 4.0, CentOS 5.1, Arch Linux, Mandriva 2008, and Slackware 12.0):
If you are running this script from a host, hard-drive Linux install, and want the GRUB bootloader installed in /boot to be used, enter:
Otherwise, if you are running this script from a liveCD or other live, non-hard drive media, or the installmode=tohost option fails, or you want to specify your target partition (targetpartition=/dev/sda1) or (optionally) the bootloader (bootloader=grub or bootloader=lilo), enter, in addition to the targetpartition and formatpartition options:
Code:./unetbootin-fedora8rev49.sh installmode=nohost targetpartition=/dev/sda1 formatpartition=yes
Otherwise, if you want to install to a USB drive, enter, in addition to the targetpartition and formatpartition options:
Ususal download spot at http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=198821Code:./unetbootin-fedora8rev49.sh installmode=usbdrive targetpartition=/dev/sda1 formatpartition=yes
Last edited by tuxcantfly; December 24th, 2007 at 08:07 PM.
Also, just added a version for booting FreeDOS, for running those pesky DOS-only recovery and bios-flashing tools some OEMs ship on computers.
Usual download location at http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=198821
Decatur, GA USA
Another question, that perhaps should be posted under another subject heading. I did not do the install on my first Ubuntu system. I've heard it recommended that you have separate partitions for the operating system and your documents -- or maybe it's your home folder -- especially since the practice of "mounting" renders the partioning transparent as far as the user is concerned.
I'm assuming, if the above is right, that the patitioning process is pretty straightforward. On a 40 GB hard drive, would a 10/30 GB division be adequate? [Almost all my files are text files. Almost none are graphic.]
One poster to the orginal thread recommended having your "IP address-gateway-dns server info" ready when you start the installation process. I take it the addresses under the Windows installation will be retained in the Unbuntu installation?
Thanks for your prompt response.
Decatur, GA USA
You only need IP address/gateway/dns server info if you're on a static connection. No, they won't be retained from Windows, you'll need to jot down the info if you have a static address and input it when prompted (since the downloading and installing portion occurs while outside of Windows, so the Windows registry/info isn't accessible)One poster to the orginal thread recommended having your "IP address-gateway-dns server info" ready when you start the installation process. I take it the addresses under the Windows installation will be retained in the Unbuntu installation?
Thanks for your prompt response.