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I was following the steps here ("Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting")

to create a installation usb drive for 12.1. The very first paragraph of the article states

  • "The second is to also copy a CD image onto the USB stick and use that as a source for packages, possibly in combination with a mirror."

However, the only instructions mentioned regarding an iso image is to simply copy one somewhere on the drive (after its been made bootable and syslinux, vmlinuz and initrd.gz installed/copied):

  • "you should now copy an Ubuntu ISO image onto the stick."

I thought it strange there where no configuration steps for "pointing" the kernel to the iso (like a line in syslinux.cfg or a boot: option or something), but went ahead with the install anyway.

I don't think the iso was used at all, it appeared that all the OS files where downloaded during the install process.

Therefore, I was wondering if anyone knew how to use this local iso image in this particular installation technique (I know the image can be installed with dd, but thats a different technique), b/c I need to reinstall (I installed unity, but it's wayy to much for my little Atom based netbook) ?

Thank you.

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I think I'm looking for something like this askubuntu.com/questions/128995/… –  Samus Arin Jul 2 '13 at 1:36

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Unity probably will be too much for your atom based netbook... Try xubuntu/Lubuntu. If you need USB creatro from windows, use one of the tutorials here: (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/). if you need the same from linux, i prefer Multisystem (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/multiboot-create-a-multiboot-usb-from-linux/)

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Yes, "I need to reinstall (I installed unity, but it's wayy to much for my little Atom based netbook)"... But, when I do reinstall, "I was wondering if anyone knew how to use this local iso image in this particular installation technique"... I'm aware of the other methods, but am trying to install with this particular method: help.ubuntu.com/10.04/installation-guide/i386/… –  Samus Arin Jul 1 '13 at 15:54
    
then sorry, I do not like this method as it lacks a multiboot option. –  Dee Jul 1 '13 at 15:56
    
Its ok, I wasn't yelling (with the bold), just clarifying... I appreciate the help, maybe those links will have my answer (I've been doing a lot of reading myself, but posted this the meantime)... –  Samus Arin Jul 1 '13 at 16:03

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