i want to have a bootable usb pen drive which is able to mount an iso image of a distro install CD. I'm tired of burning them on CD's..
For this problem I found this thread
, but I think its not quite what I'm looking for.
I thought of something like this:
- booting from usb
- load kernel from image using (maybe by kexec or something like that)
The problem should be changing the running kernel.
So this is what I think so far:
The first thing I need, would be a booting usb drive with some kind of general purpose 'system'. What could that be?
Next I have to extract the image on my HD, I think.
In the thread I mentioned above that's done by creating a own partition for this. I don't understand why this is necessary (why missing files?).. Shouldn't extracting into an single directory also work?
My favorite would be avoiding the image extraction...
On the other hand: Is it possible to add an grub entry for the extracted image?
This is a bit confusing, but I think you can understand what I want to do...