Mounting the USB stick as /cdrom
This step is only needed for the Alternate install CD and Ubuntu 6.10 or older.
Switch to the second virtual console during the first couple of dialogs (when asked about your preferred language for the installation etc.) by pressing the ""ALT-2"". Do the following:
- mkdir /cdrom /dev/cdroms
- cd /dev/cdroms
- ln -s ../sda1 cdrom0 (where sda1 is your USB stick)
- mount -t vfat /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /cdrom
Then switch back to the first virtual console by pressing ""ALT-1"". Continue installing Ubuntu as if you were running from CD.
This was a bit tricky until I got the hang of it. You need to have the hardware detection detect your hda before you can mount it! But just wait until it complains about a missing CD-ROM, then
don't try to helpfully tell it where to look. Just accept the dialog where it says that this stage failed,
then switch over to the virtual console and mount -t vfat /dev/hda3 /cdrom. (I skipped the gyrations with /dev/cdroms, they don't seem to be necessary.) Back in the installer, you should now be able to proceed from the next point in the dialog.