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Make ISO hybrid ~ Install from USB

    • 4 posts
    August 14, 2011 6:49 AM PDT

    There's a quick and easy method of installing WattOS (or any Ubuntu derivative) from a pendrive: isohybrid.
    It's a tool which is part of the syslinux package.
    just install it, then type

    isohybrid FILENAME.ISO

    where FILENAME.ISO is your iso file. The md5 checksum will change, of course.
    Then, you can just write your modified iso file to a pendrive:

    sudo su
    umount /dev/sdx

    where sdX is your pendrive device name. Pay attention!

    dd if=FILENAME.ISO of=/dev/sdX

    I think all WattOS ISOs should be patched with this. Or maybe they are and I didn't know it? 

    Hope this helps


    This post was edited by Davide R at August 14, 2011 6:49 AM PDT
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    • 563 posts
    August 14, 2011 8:54 AM PDT
    Thanks for the tip David. No this is not something setup by default. The only USB type installs have been tested are using unetbootin which works great, including on the latest version.

    Thanks for the tips however, It gives folks more options, which is what Linux is all about. Welcome and thanks.

    • 4 posts
    August 14, 2011 12:42 PM PDT

    Thanks to you. R4 works great on my EeePC 900 :)

    This post was edited by Davide R at August 14, 2011 12:43 PM PDT
    • 15 posts
    August 16, 2011 12:21 PM PDT
    The Ubuntu program "Startup Disk Creator" does a fine job too, for those command line challenged folks like myself. It can be found in Synaptic as usb-creator-gtk. It makes the USB persistent as well. Very easy to use.