LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Password
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-30-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
retrovertigo
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
Booting Ubuntu LiveCD from USB Stick using GRUB as the bootloader


I've had nothing but trouble getting syslinux to work, maybe it has something to do with the size of my flash drive? (8GB) Anyway, I decided to repurpose a USB drive to boot both the SystemRescueCD distro and a few LiveCDs, among them Ubuntu 8.04.1. I was able to get it to start booting, but it hangs before ever starting X. The last thing that shows up on the screen is the usb stick itself being detected. I checked /var/log/dmesg after rebooting but the information wasn't saved to the log.

Anyway, here are the relevant lines of my menu.lst file. Is there a kernel parameter that I am leaving out, maybe?

Code:
title		Ubuntu Desktop 8.04.1 LiveCD (i386)
root		(hd0,5)
kernel		/casper/vmlinuz
initrd		/casper/initrd.gz
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
booting a livecd from Grub replica9000 Linux - General 10 05-23-2007 06:41 PM
Boot from USB stick if no booting USB in Bios 1kyle Suse/Novell 1 03-26-2007 12:24 AM
GRUB Bootloader not booting WinXP Pro SP1 FeralTitan Linux - Newbie 12 08-16-2004 12:09 PM
help booting windows on Suse 8.2 Grub bootloader intenseprod Linux - Newbie 1 07-27-2003 10:35 PM
Steps to create Tri Booting for either NT bootloader or Grub Hawkster78 Linux - Newbie 13 01-12-2003 02:46 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration