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Old 10-17-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Making a Bootable USB from DVD image


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One of the big problems of making a bootable USB is file size. Almost all of the how-to's out there that allow to pass kernel commands during the boot process require the use of syslinux, which uses FAT16/FAT32 formated partitions. This comes with the drawback of limiting your maximum file size to 2 Gigabyte if using FAT32. A DVD release has it's main file, livecd.squashfs it can run up to nearly 4 Gigabyte, twice the maximum allowable size. In other words, Epic Fail.

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