View Full Version : [kubuntu] USB CD Boot (not a LIVE CD version) problems

February 22nd, 2009, 08:16 PM
In reference to another thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1076887) (last reply) I did, I did the procedure (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromUSB) mentioned in it. This is to create a USB CD Boot for my USB Kubuntu (normal HD install on it) so I can use it on non-BIOS USB Boot enabled PC. So far, I have not had any success.

- Booting with the CD but winding up in initramfs with lots of errors. So CD files are possibly wrong.
- If I try to boot with the USB on a BIOS USB enabled PC, I wind up with a Grub error 17

So my USB Kubuntu that was booting before is now defective.

Question-1: that procedure is a bit vague as to which filesystem its asking to mount and modify. If its the USB key, then this means we are modifying its content. Isn't it dangerous ?

Question-2: that procedure is for a Ubuntu but should work for a Kubuntu, right ?

Question-3: why can't they release a CD image to boot a USB Kubuntu at every Kubuntu release ??? It would save us a lot of pain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Been on this for 3 days now.

I have to redo my USB Kubuntu installation. I might simply give up on the USB CD boot but if I ever wind up in an office with a non BIOS USB Boot enabled PC, then I'm screwed ! If not, I will have to redo the whole procedure again in case I goofed somewhere.