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Hi people,

i have create a USB with WinSetupFromUSB 0.1.1, who all ready contain:

Windows XP installation, UBCD, UBCD4WIN, AcronisTrueimage,

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So now i will adding to my key Ubuntu 8.10 ubuntu.png

i need some help for the begining then i will post here a complet step by step tutorial how to do it...

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OK the first step is to download and extract the *.iso to a foler (i will name this folder "UB-extracted")

then (after what i see on many forum & website) is to COPY all files inside "isolinux" to the root of UB-extracted

why copy directly to root ? can we not point in futur step to "isolinux" folder ?

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Then rename isolinux.cfg into syslinux.cfg

then edit text.cfg

remove all line, and put this

default live
label live
menu label ^Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append file=/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz quiet splash --
label live-install
menu label ^Install Ubuntu
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append file=/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd.gz quiet splash --
label check
menu label ^Check CD for defects
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append boot=casper integrity-check initrd=/casper/initrd.gz quiet splash --
label memtest
menu label Test ^memory
kernel /install/mt86plus
label hd
menu label ^Boot from first hard disk
localboot 0x80

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ok now (if all thing before is just (waiting confirmation))

you have just to move all files inside UB-extracted to the root of your USB device...

ok why not, but that will make a big mess in your root of your USB device :blink: , so can we not put those file inside of a folder ?

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Why do you want to make it more difficult than needed? :unsure:

RE-read this:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=124169

Basically all you have to do is to translate isolinux.cfg contents into a grub4dos menu.lst entry.

The syntax is very similar, and there is an example by ilko_t on the given thread.

In other words, you already boot to grub4dos, grub4dos can boot directly a Linux kernel, thus introducing a level of complexity by loading another loader is unneeded.

jaclaz

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From:jaclaz

Why do you want to make it more difficult than needed? :unsure:

i dont want to make it more difficult, i just want put ubuntu in a folder named ubuntu, because my root of my USB drive is already a mess. (is so difficult to put the ubuntu in a folder ?)

RE-read this:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=124169

i read it again,

so the right code is this one -> ?

title INSTALL Ubuntu 
root (hd0,0)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash --
initrd=/casper/initrd.gz

and where i must put it ? in isolinux.cfg, syslinux.cfg,menu.lst ? (i guess in menu.lst?) and where must be this file ? in the root ?

In other words, you already boot to grub4dos, grub4dos can boot directly a Linux kernel, thus introducing a level of complexity by loading another loader is unneeded.

ok great, and grub4dos is menu.lst, & syslinux that it ?

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...any idea ?

Yes- Ubuntu cannot find the big squashfs file (filesystem.squashfs), as it is not where is expected.

It's location perhaps could be passed as a kernel parameter, just an idea:

try boot=/ubuntu/casper or ask in ubuntu forums for the proper syntax, if possible at all.

initrd=/ubuntu/casper/initrd.gz is wrong. Should be initrd /ubuntu/casper/initrd.gz. Look at the examples given.

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