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Old 10-30-2002, 07:31 PM   #1
Tigren
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Installing a Distro onto a USB flash drive


I just recently bought a BusLink busdrive which can hold up to 128 megs of stuff. I was wondering if I was able to install a small distro of linux on it, possibly with X...? Anyone have any experience with this?
 
Old 10-30-2002, 07:34 PM   #2
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You could try Zipslack since that's fairly complete and is still small. The biggest problem you are likely to face is that, as far as I am aware, there are no BIOS manufacturers that support booting from USB devices, so you'd still need to either have a boot floppy, or use loadlin.

I think this has been discussed before now on these forums, but I'm not sure... have a peek.

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Old 10-30-2002, 08:11 PM   #3
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well, where are my manners. not following the rules. i am very sorry, but thanks for the input. I will search the forum for earlier posts.
 
  


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