Thursday, January 28, 2010

Installing Ubuntu without functioning CDROM, Bootable USB Bios

In a nutshell here are the steps to be executed:

  • Assumptions: there is a bootable MBR already present, either though Linux or Windows.
  • Get a bootable USB drive and the CD image of the ubuntu distribution.
  • Install the CD image on the usb drive using software say: PendriveLinux.Com
  • Make sure that software goes fine, else it may crib about some error if the usb drive is not bootable.
  • Get a hold of plop boot loader. This guy allows you to boot to USB drive through its boot loader.
  • Reboot into plop boot loader and you are good to go!
Here is the screenshot of plop that should be visible: