View Full Version : [kubuntu] usb permissions problem/installing from usb storage

May 11th, 2008, 08:10 AM
I am
working on a old dell with no cd drive. I have managed to get damn small linux running on the machine through the usb, but want to
install ubuntu.
I was trying to follow the instructions at
<a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/installation-guide/i386/boot-usb-files.html">preparing files for memory stick booting</a>

but cannot get past the initial step:

sudo zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sda1

due to the error

bash: /dev/sda1: Permission denied

My flash drive is definitely mounted on sda1, and if I navigate to it I can read, write and execute files.

thanks for any help!

May 11th, 2008, 08:15 AM
What user owns the external hard disk,that might be the problem:)