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Old 06-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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creating a bootable knoppix 6 usb


Hello,
I have tried following the instructions at this link http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/USB_Based_FAQ. When I boot to the usb device grub starts loading then searches through the partitions on the device, then gives an error saying "could not mount disk to /mnt-system. Starting debugging Shell..." Has anyone had the same error or know what the problem is? Thanks in advance
Ryan
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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It's alot easier than that bro,
I assume your usb is ext2 or ext3 with grub?

Please post your menu.lst (boot/grub/menu.lst) and what your computer is, etc.

and size of usb too
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:15 PM   #3
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Here is my menu.lst
default 0
timeout 2
title knoppix
kernel /boot/isolinux/linux ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=minitr.gz nomce quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
initrd /boot/isolinux/minirt.gz

My computer is a dell latitude d600, my stick is 2 gigs using 1 gig as the linux partition ext2 and the second partition is a vfat. PS my menu.lst is the same as the one from the link I posted earlier.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 09:41 PM   #4
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OK, I used this how-to for installing tinycore to usb using grubster and it works great.
( http://natureheals.info/linux/tiny/instau.html )

best results I got were by dis-connecting hd, then using livecd to install grub to ext2/3
usb as hd0,0
it'll boot on some pc's that don't boot from usb, just using plop bootmanager cd/floppy
that's how I boot mine on emachines testbed(no usb boot)

right now, on single partition ext3 4gb usb
I have tinycore2.0, pupflux412, grml2009medium, and Gallibox puplet

here's my menu.lst from usb(grml excluded-long)

Code:
default 0
timeout 15

## Splash image!
splashimage /boot/grub/splashimages/grub_skull.xpm.gz
foreground=000000
background=CC22EE

title TinyCore_2.0-USB
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet desktop=jwm restore=sda1/tce tce=sda1 waitusb=5
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title GalliBoxPup
kernel /boxpup/vmlinuz quiet pmedia=usbflash pfix=copy psubdir=boxpup
initrd /boxpup/initrd.gz

title PupFlux
kernel /pf/vmlinuz quiet pmedia=usbflash pfix=copy psubdir=pf
initrd /pf/initrd.gz
Note, there are no references to any root (hdx,x) anywhere.
works good too.
also, schaut, check your personal messages.
 
  


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