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Old 09-20-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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USB Installation


I have a quick question. Is there a way I can boot from a USB stick without a CD? I've read you can boot from a stick, but you first need the CD etc. Is there a way I can download an image file or something, and put it on a stick and then boot straight from there? Thanks.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ CJWW1989
yep
thats how many of them work.

Which distro did you wanna run?
you can run many from the same stick if its 1gb+

I can hook you up, but gotta know which ones?
 
Old 09-21-2009, 12:55 AM   #3
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yep
thats how many of them work.

Which distro did you wanna run?
you can run many from the same stick if its 1gb+

I can hook you up, but gotta know which ones?
I was wanting to try Puppy Linux on my old Compaq Presario V5000, but since I posted i just went out and bought a few CD-Rs for cheap. Thing is, I think either a) the motherboard is fried or b) the hard drive is dead. Happened a year ago or so. Whether it's XP or Puppy, the boot screen will load up and then it will install drivers and everything, and then just sit with a black screen and a blinking "_" for good. So, I don't think I need to worry about trying to see if it works on USB. If you have any suggestions for my old computer though, that'd be much help. Thanks.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 09:22 AM   #4
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maybe run memtest...

i would take out everything on the board except for cpu and 1 stick of ram and see if it will boot.

then 1 at a time install graphics, ethernet, wifi, dimm, ... until you find where it faults.

it could very well be the board; i had to rma a zotac ion a few weeks ago.

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