How do I use commands (I'm doing everything on Ubuntu) to create a bootable usb that displays a grub menu automatically when booted from, on that grub menu lists some boot images (downloaded from http://mirror.pnl.gov/releases/14.10/), and upon the user selecting one of them, it is booted from.

From my attempts of installing grub on to a flash drive, then trying to boot from it on another computer, no operating system is recognized. Sometimes there aren't even files on it! (such as when I tried to use grub-install /dev/sdb)

Could someone please tell me how to do what I mentioned earlier? I need the usb stick to install Ubuntu on some computers, and possibly use some other Linux distributions later on.

Thanks in advance!


The best commands you could try are not to use in a terminal but in a web browser...

Manual way (as requested) and automated ways.

  • Thanks, I found the 1st resource very helpful. I can now put in custom menuentries in grub which boot specific bootable iso files. – Gemohn Herbile Jul 15 '15 at 3:35

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