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Old 03-22-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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Installing from a pendrive


I downloaded the mini iso, to perform an internet installation.
Is it posible to boot from the pendrive?? O I will need to burn a cd?
Thanks alex
 
Old 03-23-2007, 01:53 AM   #2
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Some computers will boot from a usb drive and some won't. Take a look in your BIOS and then try it out.
 
Old 03-23-2007, 09:10 AM   #3
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thanks, i'll give a look
 
Old 03-23-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alek66
I downloaded the mini iso, to perform an internet installation.
Is it posible to boot from the pendrive?? O I will need to burn a cd?
Thanks alex
I didn't understand -Burn a cd anyway then look at installing to a pen drive using info on this forum

Edit I thought I'd have a look at this anyhow and d/l the iso. Burned a CD but could not get it to install from that ,put the iso on a USB stick and could not get it to run from that either ,md5 sum checked out

Internet instalation wanted to go off to the originating site and get the file again so I am confused what you mean by "to perform an internet installation"

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Old 03-24-2007, 01:50 AM   #5
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What is your base system. Do you have linux on it already or a Live distro like knoppix. If so, you could mount the image using a loopback device, copy the files to the pendrive, and use grub to boot to the kernel and initrd on the pendrive. I'm not certain if you can simply copy the image using dd to copy the image to the pendrive, and have it boot. What won't work is simply copying the file to the filesystem and having the image file boot the computer. It is possible to use an image file as a source after installing. I have the DVD image on my harddrive that I use to install new packages.

When you burned the ISO image, did you burn it as an image instead of burning the file on the disk?

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Old 03-24-2007, 10:01 AM   #6
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I just downloaded the iso, never burned it, but I think it woul be much more easer to burn one, and start the installation.
thanks
 
Old 03-24-2007, 02:29 PM   #7
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try zipslack and puppylinux. hope this helps| 3

http://puppylinux.com/zippy-puppy.htm
http://www.slackware.com/zipslack/

mirrors
http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

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http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/slackware/...11.0/zipslack/
 
  


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