- Boot without monitor
- Cinelerra video editor
- Cisco VPN client
- Citrix client
- Gnokii + smsd
- Gpsdrive with Openstreetmap
- HP printer / scanner
- KDE / GNOME autostart
- Kubuntu / Ubuntu from USB stick
- Latest NVidia drivers
- Linux PC as router
- Microchip PIC
- NextWindow touchscreen
- Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Stick Solo
- Time handling
- Virtual keyboard
- Wacom tablet
The idea is to use create a bootable USB stick (instead of a CD) where you can boot or install Kubuntu from. This is useful for laptops without a CDROM/DVD drive, like the EeePC.
The guide at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick did not work for me. In fact the basic command
syslinux -s /dev/sdb1
(where sdb1 is a FAT16 or FAT32 partition on a USB stick) produced a USB stick that did not boot. It just hung, where it supposed to give a boot prompt. The graphical programs were all based on this, so I decided to try something else.
Fortunately I found a Gentoo guide which helped me a lot: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Gentoo_minimal_CD_on_USB_stick. They use an ext2 partition instead of a FAT partition. This works.
Here is what I did. First become root:
Determine which device is your USB stick:
Assuming that the USB stick is on /dev/sdb, use the following command to erase it and start the partitioner:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb count=1024 fdisk /dev/sdb
Within fdisk, use these commands to create a bootable Linux partition:
n p 1 enter enter a 1 p w
Then proceed with the following commands:
mke2fs /dev/sdb1 tune2fs -i 0 /dev/sdb1 aptitude install syslinux extlinux cat /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin > /dev/sdb mkdir /src /dst mount -t iso9660 -r -o loop /path/to/kubuntu.iso /src mount -t ext2 /dev/sdb1 /dst cd /dst cp -a /src/. . mv -i isolinux extlinux cd extlinux mv -i isolinux.cfg extlinux.conf rm isolinux.bin cd / extlinux -i /dst/extlinux umount /src umount /dst rmdir /src /dst
That's it! Reboot and change the boot priority on the BIOS setup screen.