Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-30-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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?

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


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 07:41 PM
Boot from USB stick if no booting USB in Bios 1kyle SUSE / openSUSE 1 03-26-2007 01:24 AM
GRUB Bootloader not booting WinXP Pro SP1 FeralTitan Linux - Newbie 12 08-16-2004 01:09 PM
help booting windows on Suse 8.2 Grub bootloader intenseprod Linux - Newbie 1 07-27-2003 11:35 PM
Steps to create Tri Booting for either NT bootloader or Grub Hawkster78 Linux - Newbie 13 01-12-2003 03:46 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.

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