[syslinux] How to make a bootable USB flash drive manually?

Gert Hulselmans gerth at zytor.com
Sat Jan 29 04:12:37 PST 2011

Martin T wrote:
> 10) create /media/syslinux.cfg file
> root at martin-desktop:~# printf "default vmlinuz\nappend
> initrd=initrd.gz\n" > /media/syslinux.cfg
> root at martin-desktop:~#
Your syslinux.cfg file is wrong when you want to do boot from the ISO.

Use this:
DEFAULT ubuntu

LABEL ubuntu
LINUX /vmlinuz
INITRD /initrd.gz
APPEND boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-8.04.4-desktop-i386.iso

- Gert Hulselmans

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