I have a drive that I would like to install Linux onto, for eventual use on another machine. I want to bring the Ubuntu installer image onto a 20GB partition, and then boot into that.
When I boot onto that partition, I will install the Ubuntu system onto one of the remaining ~500GB partitions of the same hard disk drive.
lsblk command, you can see my current system drive and partition
sda1, as well as the 1TB
sdb drive that will be the destination system.
mono@mono-Studio-XPS-9100:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 111.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 103.8G 0 part / ├─sda2 8:2 0 1K 0 part └─sda5 8:5 0 8G 0 part [SWAP] sdb 8:16 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 0 457.8G 0 part ├─sdb2 8:18 0 454.2G 0 part └─sdb3 8:19 0 19.5G 0 part mono@mono-Studio-XPS-9100:~$
sbd3 is the partition of interest onto which I put the Ubuntu install image.
sudo dd if = 'ubuntukylin-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso' of=/dev/sdb3
After executing this dd command, the 20GB sdb3 partition became unmounted. When I rebooted my computer, physically unplugging the sda hard drive, I got a black cursor instead of booting into Linux.
Do I need to do something further?
When I physically re-plugged in the original hard drive and rebooted into my original linux system, the 20GB partition mounted, and inside I have what appears to be the Ubuntu-Kylin 14.04 LTS amd64 system.
UPDATE: I realized that in gparted I could right click the sdab3 partition and change the flags. I selected bootable.
Now instead of booting to a cursor, it says `isolinux.bin missing or corrupt. Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media ...'