View Full Version : [ubuntu] Live CD on a USB

May 4th, 2008, 04:23 PM
I would like to create an Ubuntu 8.04 Live CD on a pen USB (there will be no dedicated CD drive available on an Asus Eee). So I

downloaded the 8.04 ISO on another PC;
burned a CD from the ISO (tested this burn - it is good);
copied all from the CD to pen USB;
changed the BIOS on the Eee to boot from the USB first.

Unfortunately the Eee just hangs. I would assume that the Eee is not doing the initial load from the USB. I would assume that I have not done something to make the USB "bootable".

Yes, I could connect an external CD drive but I'm stubborn.

Does anyone have any ideas other than stop being stubborn?

May 4th, 2008, 04:26 PM
This might help:

May 4th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Yes, that's it and I should have seen it since I was through that section of the documentation several times. And yes the hidden files that the BIOS first loads is what I would not have picked up with a standard copy. Thank you.

May 4th, 2008, 11:49 PM
You are welcome. Good luck.