USB boot Ubuntu Trusty desktop iso

Directly boot Ubuntu Desktop image by two utility syslinux and grub4dos

0. Get Ubuntu Desktop ISO file, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and put in root of your USB (X:\)

1. Create a Bootable USB Windows XP
uncompress/unzip to X:\syslinux
change to X:\syslinux\win32 folder. Run syslinux.exe -m -a X:
create a ‘syslinux.cfg’ file in the root of your USB (X:\)

default grub4dos
color cyan/blue white/blue
prompt 1
timeout 50

f1 syslinux.cfg

label grub4dos
kernel /grub4dos-0.4.6a/grub.exe –config-file=/grub4dos-0.4.6a/menu.lst
append –config-file=/grub4dos-0.4.6a/menu.lst

LABEL slax
KERNEL memdisk
APPEND iso raw initrd=slax.iso from=slax.iso

2. Put grub4dos to USB
uncompress grub4dos-0.4.6a-2014-12-06.7z to X:\grub4dos-0.4.6a
create a ‘menu.lst’ file in the folder of X:\grub4dos-0.4.6a

default 0
color cyan/blue white/blue
timeout 5
terminal serial console

title Ubuntu Desktop Trusty
find –set-root /trusty-desktop-amd64.iso
map /trusty-desktop-amd64.iso (0xff) || map –mem /trusty-desktop-amd64.iso (0xff)
map –hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/trusty-desktop-amd64.iso


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