I got an urge to install the MultiBoot-ISO I recently posted about. I picked up a cheap 8GB USB stick from Newegg. In order to install the .iso file to USB, I needed UNetbootin. I really like instructions, even if the steps turn out to be simple, so I’ll detail my adventure below.
I’m using Ubuntu 7.10. Download UNetbootin to the Desktop. I did this via the torrent link, which took almost a week to download at 4 GB in size (I used Azureus, which appears to now be named Vuze). There are two dependencies that need to be installed before running UNetbootin: mtools and p7zip.
sudo chmod +x unetbootin-linux-275
sudo apt-get install mtools p7zip p7zip-full
This starts up the rather simple GUI. Select the radio button for a Diskimage ISO install. Navigate to and select the MultiISO-1.0.iso in the GUI. Down lower, make sure USB is selected.
Inset the USB stick and let Ubuntu mount it. I need to find this mount point, and Nautilus isn’t imediately helpful as it tells me /media/PATRIOT. Thankfully mount will give me what I need.
/dev/sdb1 on /media/PATRIOT …
Back in the UNetbootin GUI, select USB Drive as the type and /dev/sdb1 from the Drive dropdown. Reverify everything to avoid accidentally installing to the local disk! Click OK to start. For such a long download and large file, the install takes maybe 4-5 minutes, which is mercifully nice.