While most modern systems will boot from a USB key, many older models either do not offer support, or simply won't boot from an ubermix key. Fortunately, this problem is now quite easy to solve using the new ubermix install CD. The new install CD still uses a standard ubermix USB key for the actual install image and data, so you sacrifice no flexibility or customize-ability - all functions work just as they would if you booted directly off of a USB key.
To use the new CD install, follow these steps:
- Download and create an ubermix USB key, according to the instructions at http://ubermix.org/download.html
- Download the appropriate CD image:
- For ubermix 1.x - uber-install2.iso
- Burn a CD by following the instructions here under the section entitled, "Burn your CD..."
- Insert the CD you just burned in step 2 and the ubermix USB key you created in step 1 into the machine you wish to image, then boot it off of the CD. Most systems will just boot off of the CD, but if yours doesn't, watch the screen right after you power on the machine and look for a "Boot Menu" option, or something similar. For example, on Dell systems, you press F12. On HP and Asus, it's usually ESC.
That's it! Once system finishes booting, you should see a standard ubermix install menu, as described at http://ubermix.org/download.html under the heading, "Installing on your System". Follow the instructions there to complete the install.
02-08-2012: Optimized the image. Now only ~26Mb. Fixed an issue that caused "Resize base system partition" to fail.
04-02-2013: Updated the CD install image scripts to match current keys.