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Antal
September 30th, 2008, 09:16 AM
Hi Guys,

Hope you can assist me with this, I am trying to install Ubuntu onto my hdd from a usb key but the installation seems to run as a livecd only.

What I mean is, that when I use the info from this link (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick)
the machine boots fine using the Unetbootin app, starts to install and I get to the part where I get to choose the partitions. The only partition/hdd it recognises though is the USB stick itself. Cancel out of the installation brings me into a Ubuntu LiveCD enviroment. Unfortunately it doenst recognise my nic outta the box, using a new Intel Mini itx mobo, the DG45FC.
(http://www.intel.com/Products/Desktop/Motherboards/DG45FC/DG45FC-overview.htm).

Any ideas how I can install from USB key to HDD ?

Thanks!

arkticcool
September 30th, 2008, 09:37 AM
Trust me, it would be best if everyone tried to uncomplicate everything they did. Download an .iso of Hardy Heron, or use the one you already have and create and use a LiveCD.

I've never installed through a usb so I don't quite understand what the problem is. However I do have a link that can help you dual-boot with XP and Ubuntu (XP installed first):

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed _first.htm

NOTE: This is with a LiveCD.

Antal
September 30th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Thanks for your repsonse, unfortunately my mobo doesnt allow for an ide cd-rom drive to be used and I dont have access to a USB cd-rom drive.

I therefore tried the USB key thingie.

On your link my install will stop on 'page 3' ( http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed _first.htm?page=3 ) as the only drive recognised is the USB key.

It doesnt show any of the hdd installed on the machine.

Like I stated, I want to install from USB key to HDD.

webaake
September 30th, 2008, 12:06 PM
I've recently installed from a 2 GB USB stick successfully, formatted a drive on Shuttle KPC 45.

I used the isotostick.sh script, which worked fine with Ubunut and Xubuntu 8.04 Live CD's. It did NOT work with server or alternate install CD's due to a bug in them.

Borrowd from Indrawan:

Here we go…

1. Download file isotostick.sh:

wget http://www.startx.ro/sugar/isotostick.sh

2. Change the permission:

chmod u+x isotostick.sh

3. Before running the isotostick file, we have to make our usb stick bootable or the script will generate error “The partition isn’t bootable” (or something like that):

sudo parted /dev/sdb set 1 boot on

(BE CAREFULL :”/dev/sdb” is my usbstick location, change it when necessary)

4. And the final step is execute the script:

sudo ./isotostick.sh ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso /dev/sdb1

(i have the iso in my current location, and again “/dev/sdb1″ is our destination, our usb stick location)

5. Umount our usb stick, plug it when power off, and then power on. Violla….our usb stick is now working as Live CD..

Hope it works..

Greetings from Indonesia

Indrawan

unni
September 30th, 2008, 01:08 PM
I followed the steps given here (http://www.teamteabag.com/2008/03/07/install-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron-from-usb/) for installing Kubuntu 8.04 (using Kubuntu 8.04 DVD iso). It worked perfectly.

caljohnsmith
September 30th, 2008, 02:46 PM
From what you descibe I think you might be misunderstanding the purpose of UNetbootin; UNetbootin is used to create a bootable USB drive that will boot and work the same as the Live CD. In other words, it is like putting your Live CD on a USB drive. Once you do that, you can boot from the USB drive, and then use that to install Ubuntu to your HDD. Is this maybe what you are looking for?

Antal
September 30th, 2008, 04:16 PM
From what you descibe I think you might be misunderstanding the purpose of UNetbootin; UNetbootin is used to create a bootable USB drive that will boot and work the same as the Live CD. In other words, it is like putting your Live CD on a USB drive. Once you do that, you can boot from the USB drive, and then use that to install Ubuntu to your HDD. Is this maybe what you are looking for?

Thanks guys!

You correctly state that I want to install from usb drive to a hdd.

I will try the above mentioned versions too!

Cheers!

Antal
September 30th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Will guys, i gut it sorted, usual fault...my bad... changed from IDE to AHCI and now it shows the disks...

Sorry! *blush* blushh*