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Old 07-12-2009, 11:23 AM   #16
linus72
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OK, good.

well, we may not need to unplug hd, it's just safer
see this article, it aplies to any usb device
http://natureheals.info/linux/tiny/tc1/instau.html

also, we need to change "pmedia=usbflash"
to "pmedia=usbhd"

also, if your gonna add more puppies to the mix
make a folder, any name, "puppy1", whatever
put all files above in "puppy1" folder
add this to menu.lst entry for that puppy

Code:
title Puppy1
root (hdx,x)
kernel /puppy1/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 pmedia=usbhd psubdir=puppy1 pfix=copy
initrd /puppy1/initrd.gz
save your pup_save there tooo.

for each different pup you add, make a new folder, with name
like above and different entry

now, I think you gotta use supergrubdisk or grub4dos
to install grub to usbhd cause you don't have linux.

can you get grub4dos or supergrubdisk?
my knowledge of windows is bad and that's where I'm stuck
how to install grub from windows?

see this
http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki....php/Main_Page
 
Old 07-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #17
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For ref supertrooper, here's my menu.lst and sub-menu stuff from 4gb
kingston ext3 usb I am using right now writing from
on tinycore black dragon jammin to metallica on aol radio.

the cd entries are there so if I wanna put it on cd at some point I don't have to write it up
grub-bootable cd that is....

Code:
title Grub bootloader - CD-Menu
root (cd)
configfile /boot/grub/grub-menu.lst

title Grub bootloader - USB-Menu
root (hd0,0)
configfile /boot/grub/usb/grub-menu.lst

title Grub4DOS CD-Menu
root (cd)
configfile /boot/grub4dos/menu.lst

title Grub4DOS USB-Menu
root (hd0,0)
configfile /boot/grub/usb/usb-menu.lst

title PLOP Bootmanager CD
root (cd)
kernel /boot/plpbt

title PLOP Bootmanager USB
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/plpbt

title PartedMagic - CD-Menu
root (cd)
configfile /boot/grub/pmagic-cd-menu.lst

title PartedMagic - USB-Menu
root (hd0,0)
configfile /boot/grub/usb/pmagic-menu.lst

title ClamAV Anti-Virus LiveCD
root (cd)
configfile /boot/grub/clamcd-menu.lst

title ClamAV Anti-Virus LiveUSB
root (hd0,0)
configfile /boot/grub/usb/clamusb-menu.lst

title TinyCore_2.1 with JWM CD-Menu
root (cd)
configfile /boot/grub/tc-cd-menu.lst

title TinyCore_2.1 with JWM USB-Menu
root (hd0,0)
configfile /boot/grub/usb/tc-menu.lst

title RescuePuppy49 CD-Menu
root (cd)
configfile /boot/grub/pupcd-menu.lst

title RescuePuppy49 USB-Menu
root (hd0,0)
configfile /boot/grub/usb/pupusb-menu.lst

title NetbootCD 3.1.1 CD Net-install a Major Distro
root (cd)
kernel /boot/kexec.bzI quiet base norestore nolocal
initrd /boot/nbinit3.gz

title NetbootCD 3.1.1 USB Net-install a Major Distro
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kexec.bzI quiet base norestore nolocal
initrd /boot/nbinit3.gz
submenu entries for tinycore

Code:
title <<<<---Back to Main Menu
root (hd0,0)
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps Amethyst Dragon
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/amethyst tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps Black Dragon
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/black tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps Blue Dragon
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/blue tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps Gold Dragon
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/gold tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps Red Dragon
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/red tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps Silver Dragon
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/silver tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps White Dragon
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/white tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps-Xsetup-1024x768framebuffer
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet vga=791 xsetup desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/black tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps-Xsetup-800x600framebuffer
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet vga=788 xsetup desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/black tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Restore-Apps-Xsetup-640x480framebuffer
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet vga=785 xsetup desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/black tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-Base-NoRestore-Xsetup
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet xsetup base norestore nolocal
initrd /boot/tinyycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-SuperUser-Base-NoRestore(TextMode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet superuser base norestore nolocal
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title TinyCore_2.1-SuperUser-Restore-Apps(TextMode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet superuser vga=788 xsetup desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/black tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title Tiny Core 2.1 RestoreApps with kexec support (you still need the tce)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kexec.bzI quiet vga=788 xsetup desktop=jwm restore=sda1/colors/black tce=sda1/tce waitusb=5 max_loop=255 noicons
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

title Tiny Core 2.1 BASE with kexec support (you still need the tce)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kexec.bzI quiet vga=788 base norestore nolocal
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz
yea, and that's just for tc!
so, we can hook it dude,
 
Old 07-16-2009, 09:52 AM   #18
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Smile

Thanks for your help but I am no expert at writing software. In the meantime I found a solution by:

1)buying a 2GB USB Flash Drive. Using UnetBootin I installed puppy-4.1-k2.6.25.16-seamonkey.iso onto the Flash Drive. This booted OK when I selected USB Drive in the BIOS.

2)Then with Linux Puppy in place I could fire-up the Universal Installer. This enabled me to install Linux Puppy on my Maxtor external USB HD.

3)After removing the USB Flash Drive from my HUB, the Maxtor external USB HD also booted successfully after selecting USB Drive in the BIOS.

Thus problem solved by buying a USB Flash Drive.
 
  


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