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I want use hybrid image to create an USB Ubuntu installer. All I know at this point is that I need to paste the contents of the ISO directly into a USB partition, but will it work without boot flag?

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The hybrid ISO images are intended to be written directly to the storage device, rather than a partition on the storage device (i.e. so you'd write it to /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sdb1, for example). The image itself contains a partition table, so you shouldn't need to adjust things after writing.

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... That sucks, I need to find an empty USB now... –  Oxwivi Oct 19 '11 at 12:17

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