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NOTE: this question was asked in askubuntu, and I was suggested to ask here.

I want to create a bootable usb stick for installing ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Currently I have access to an RHEL 6 machine.

Ubuntu has guides for installing from usb stick, and two methods mentioned are: 1. Unetbootin and 2. mksub. I tried to install unetbootin on RHEL 6, which failed with the error Error: Package: unetbootin-0-15.585bzr.el6.x86_64 (epel) Requires: syslinux-extlinux. Also, yum search mksub returned nothing (as well as my Google search didn't return anything useful).

I was wondering if anyone has experience in creating Ubuntu installer stick from RHEL 6. Thanks.

  • Can you install or do you have installed grub-pc-bin or isolinux packages? – Cornelius Nov 15 '14 at 21:31
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Just use DD, it's a command line program included on most Linux distros. This method works for many distros, not just Ubuntu.

dd if=/ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb

replace sdb with usb drive letter (eg: sdb, sdc, sdd, sde, etc).

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Probably, your RHEL distro is missing syslinux package. You can install it as RPM:

rmp -ihv ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/x86_64/testing/RPMS/syslinux-4.04-0.pre14.el6.rft.x86_64.rpm

Another option,try http://iso2usb.sourceforge.net/

It should work on RHEL/CentOS

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