Make a USB Boot CD for Kubuntu

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Make a USB Boot CD for Kubuntu

Post  Admin on Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:20 pm

This USB Boot CD can be used to bootKubuntu 8.10 from a USB flash drive on computers with a BIOS that does not support booting from USB (including the Apple Mac, Macbook and, Macbook Pro). Kubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu that uses the KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome. This boot CD loads the initrd and vmlinuz kernel from the CD and then loads the necessary USB drivers, proceeding to locate and extract the filesystem from the USB flash drive.


Can also be used to Boot Kubuntu from a USB Flash Drive on an Apple Mac, Macbook or, Macbook Pro.

Please Note: This USB Boot CD should work on most systems. However, it should be noted that the USB Boot CD may not work on really old computers with only USB 1.0 hardware support.

Can be used to boot flash drives created using the
USB Kubuntu 8.10 creation tutorial


*THINGS NEEDED:
PC with a BIOS that does not support booting from USB
Kubuntu 8.10 CD
Working CD Drive and USB Port
USB flash drive with Kubuntu 8.10 preinstalled
Creating a CD to Boot Kubuntu from USB

*STEPS:
-The following process will enable you to create a Boot CD that can be used to Boot Kubuntu 8.10 from a USB Flash Drive on systems that do not natively support booting from USB.
1. Insert the Kubuntu 8.10 Live CD and restart your computer, booting from the CD
2. Open a terminal and type mkdir -p usbcdk/boot/grub
3. Type cp /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/stage2_eltorito usbcdk/boot/grub
4. Type touch usbcdk/boot/grub/menu.lst
5. Type kate usbcdx/boot/grub/menu.lst
6. Add the following information to your menu.lst file and save it

title Run Kubuntu 8.10 from USB DISK
root (cd)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/kubuntu.seed boot=casper noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.gz
boot
7. Type cp /cdrom/casper/initrd.gz ~/usbcdk/boot
8. Type cp /cdrom/casper/vmlinuz ~/usbcdk/boot
9. Type mkisofs -R -b boot/grub/stage2_eltorito -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o ubcdk810.iso usbcdk
10. Burn the usbcdk810.iso to a CD
11. Booting from the USB Boot CD
12. Shutdown your computer
13. Insert the USB Boot CD and your Kubuntu 8.10 flash drive
14. Set your BIOS or Startup Menu to boot from CD
15. Start your computer (booting from the CD)

If all goes well, the CD should load the necessary USB drivers, detect your
USB device and proceed to boot Kubuntu 8.10 from the flash drive.





Source:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-boot-cd-for-kubuntu-810/



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