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Thread: Ubuntu mini.iso install onto a USB pen

  1. #1
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    Nov 2007
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    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Ubuntu mini.iso install onto a USB pen

    So I am trying to install the Ubuntu 7.10 mini.iso located here onto a 1Gb USB pen. I have successfully gotten the full install too work. But it was too ballotted for my target pc -- Jetway J7F2WE1G5D (VIA C7 @ 1.5Ghz) with a 4Gb SD card as a hard drive via an SD to IDE converter.

    Anyways... here's the steps I performed on an Ubuntu 7.10:
    PHP Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sdb1
    sudo fdisk 
    /dev/sdb1 
    Partitioned the USB drive by first "d" all the old partitions.
    Then, "n" "p" "1" "<enter>" "<enter>" "a" "t" "6" "b" "w"

    So it should end up as being full 1Gb USB pen partioned as FAT16 and bootable

    Now to copy the ISO to the USB:
    PHP Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sdb1
    sudo mkfs
    .vfat -F 32 -n miniU /dev/sdb1
    sudo mount 
    /dev/sdb1 ~/MountPoints/sdb1

    mkdir miniCD
    sudo mount mini
    .iso miniCD -o loop

    cd miniCD
    sudo cp 
    -rf *.* ~/MountPoints/sdb1
    cd 
    ~/MountPoints/sdb1
    sudo mv isolinux
    .cfg syslinux.cfg
    sudo mv isolinux
    .bin syslinux.bin

    cd 
    ~
    sudo umount /dev/sdb1
    syslinux 
    /dev/sdb1

    sudo eject 
    /dev/sdb 
    syslinux creates the ldlinux.sys file on the USB Pen.

    The problem is when it boots of the USB pen... I get the start up screen shown here however, anytime I enter anything at the boot prompt, the following message appears:

    "boot:
    Could not find kernel image: linux
    boot:"


    What am I doing wrong or missing? Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
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    Re: Ubuntu mini.iso install onto a USB pen

    Hi,

    just had this problem too and found a solution.

    Quote Originally Posted by iharrold View Post
    ...
    sudo mv isolinux.bin syslinux.bin
    ...

    "boot:
    Could not find kernel image: linux
    boot:"


    What am I doing wrong or missing? Thanks in advance.
    Do NOT rename isolinux.bin - then it should work just fine.

    Greetings,
    Chris

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