Installing Ubuntu 6.10 from USB
Install syslinux and mtools.
Get the mini.iso for example from here
Create vfat on your usb-pen
- mkfs.vfat /dev/sda1
Run syslinux, maybe with "-s"
- syslinux /dev/sda1
Mount the mini.iso
- mount -o loop ./mini.iso /media/loop
Mount the pen to e.g. /media/sda1
Copy all the files to the pen
- cp -a /media/loop/* /media/sda1
Rename isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg
- mv /media/sda1/isolinux.cfg /media/sda1/syslinux.cfg
Now you should be able to boot from the pen and install ubuntu. For my X60s the drive should be set from ahci to compatible in the bios.
PS: I'm very sorry for this stupid looking guide, but I wanted to write it down, so it doesn't get lost. I got to know about it, through a remark from this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick - I haven't found a better and simpler way to install ubuntu from a usb pen.