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docraj2007 03-04-2009 08:06 AM

making bootable USB sabayon linux
CAn anyone tell me simplest way to make bootable USB from sabayon linux

linus72 03-04-2009 09:03 AM

well-I've never actually tried sabayon, but with most distro's-you extract the .iso file-right-click on iso, choose extract here.
Go into the folder, copy the contents of the folder to your USB(select all, copy, paste into usb)
then if there is a isolinux folder, change the name to syslinux, and change the name of the isolinux.cfg file to syslinux.cfg. Now copy the syslinux.cfg file and copy it to the top you'll have 2 syslinux.cfg files-one in the usb/boot/syslinux folder and 1 in the /usb top directory.
Now, you usually have to edit the syslinux.cfg file, and change where it says "kernel linux24" to "kernel /linux24"-and the same with the append part-like so..
kernel linux24 kernel /linux24
append initrd=initrd.gz append initrd=/initrd.gz
Open a terminal, become root-sudo su,etc, then type "syslinux -s /dev/sdxx"-where xx is your usb drive(sdf1,sdb1,etc)-DON'T do it without being sure-'cause you could install it to your HD by accident and then you will have problems!You'll now see a executable called "idlinux.sys"-that's syslinux.
After that, reboot and see if it works!
If it doesn't work or there isn't a isolinux/syslinux folder, you may have to do a little work.Oh-and that's Slitaz-cooking.iso(30MB) in my USB(4GB Kingston)
If you have problems, add to this post and I'll try and help-cool?
See screenshots too and if your trying to put the Sabayon DVD on your USB see this---

monsm 03-04-2009 09:18 AM

As Sabayon is based on Gentoo, you might be able to use/adapt this howto:


devinmcelheran 03-04-2009 09:26 AM

You might be able to get a pre-usb enabled installation iso from, I'm not sure, but they offer QEMU versions and bootable versions of a lot of different distros, there might be a detailed how-to there too.

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