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Old 10-26-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Make Vector Linux Live USB from Fedora


I am trying to make a Vector Linux Live USB. I have downloaded the iso (VL5.9-STD-LIVE-B1.iso) and tried to make it a live USB using Fedora's livecd tools.

It does not work. I've been searching the internet for a while trying to figure this out. It works fine if I burn it to a CD but I want to be able to add changes to the OS. Please help me out.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 08:16 AM   #2
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Hi, to extract the contents of an iso file, mount it...

(the directory must exist, if not create a directory first.)
Code:
mount -t iso9660 -o loop filename.ima /some/mount/point
Like this (works on my system),
Code:
mount -t iso9660 -o loop livecd-i686-installer-2008.0-r1.iso /media/hd
Then copy the contents of /some/mount/point/ to the flash drive.

With the slax setup, you onl;y need to run a script to make it bootable.

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Only one more step is needed to make Slax boot from your USB device or disk: you have to manually navigate to the newly created /boot/ directory and run bootinst.sh script (if you are in Linux) or bootinst.bat script (if you are in Windows).
http://www.slax.org/documentation_install_slax.php

Maybe vector has this too. Google "frugal" for more about small installs.

Hope that helps.

Regards Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 10-27-2008 at 08:23 AM.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, I got it to work.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 08:28 PM   #4
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Hi, I glad you have it working.

So, what are the features of Vector Linux?

Cheers, Glenn
 
  


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