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Old 03-20-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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I need a cd that will boot my usb thumb drive


I need a cd that will boot my usb drive. I would also like a floppy for this, but the cd is more important.

The system is DSL-hdinstall on a 1 gig Lexar Jumpdrive Elite, it is not the usb drive install, I did an hd install then moved it over

If anyone could tell me how to make that sort of a cd
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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Um, try http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/talk/node/60 or http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/talk/node/93, but I'm not sure that's what you want.
If you can boot the machine with the CD, then you're set: just plug the USB drive before booting, and DSL will recognize it, so you can mount it and use its space for a MyDSL partition (I'm guessing here).
IF what you want is a floppy or CD with the minimum info to boot the USB drive, then the second URL I posted should do the trick (he's using a Zip drive, but a USB drive should work as well).
In http://www.goosee.com/puppy/ (Puppy Linux) there's info about making a booting floppy to mount a USB drive, as well.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 05:23 PM   #3
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You COULD set it up to boot from the USB device in the bios. But thats only with newer boards.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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its a hd-install of slax, so its not a knoppix setup, its a real linux install

I'll try that thanks
 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:20 PM   #5
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Bios support doesent function, and I followed the instructions at
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/talk/node/93
but it diddent make any difference, also, what do those instructions have you put on the fat16 partition? He doesent mention what to use on the "boot partition". If I knew what to put there I could make this all work =(
 
  


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