solution for Grub "error 5" when booting off a USB stick
On Thu, Oct 02, 2008, Stewart Midwinter wrote:
> Say you are copying a ubuntu-mid.img file to a USB stick, say with this
> command in linux or Mac OS X:
> dd if=ubuntu-mid.img of=/dev/disk2 bs=1024
Actually if you really want to make sure your stick boots in the most
places, you need to write the image directly at the root, not in a
partition. Under Linux, you should probably write to /dev/sde, not
/dev/sde1. I don't know how device names are named under OSX.
Some BIOSes can not boot sticks created by writing to the first
Careful, this makes it harder to recover a clean partition table on the
USB key if you want one later.
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