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Bigun 08-30-2004 01:13 PM

Bootable USB memstick...
 
How do I make one? I have a 128 Mb memstick that I'd like to put the 2004.2 Gentoo universal minimal LiveCD onto it and make it bootable.

b0uncer 08-30-2004 01:40 PM

basically you would install a bootloader into it I guess...but the problem lies with BIOSes; you would need to make BIOS to look for a bootable thing first in your USB stick, and after it from HD (and/or floppy, cdrom etc). at least my BIOS doesn't support this, and I don't know if any BIOS supports that yet...could be, though, since I haven't seen a brand new one :) but at least I haven't heard of such thing..

so I guess your first problem is just BIOS.

Bigun 08-30-2004 02:06 PM

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Originally posted by b0uncer
basically you would install a bootloader into it I guess...but the problem lies with BIOSes; you would need to make BIOS to look for a bootable thing first in your USB stick, and after it from HD (and/or floppy, cdrom etc). at least my BIOS doesn't support this, and I don't know if any BIOS supports that yet...could be, though, since I haven't seen a brand new one :) but at least I haven't heard of such thing..

so I guess your first problem is just BIOS.

BIOS does support it, but I was wondering how do you take a bootable ISO and put it on a USB thumbdrive.


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