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Old 03-15-2006, 05:18 AM   #1
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About pendrive

Hi folks,

I tried installing DSL 2.2b on pendrive as HD using;

Apps --> Tools --> install to Hard Drive

without success.

on proceed to install boot loader following warning pop
/dev/root on /type ext 2 (rw)
/dev/scd1 on /cdrom type iso 9660 (ro)
/dev/cloop on /KNOPPIX type iso 9660 (ro)
/ramkdisk on /ramdisk type tmpfs (rw, size=199164k, size=196923k)
/proc/bus/usb on /proc/bus/ub type usbdevfs (rw, devmode=0666)
/dev/sda1 on /mnt/hd type ext 2 (rw)
1423+0 record in
1423+0 record out
modinfo : ieee1397: no module by that name found
cp : missing destination file
Try `cp --help' for more information

Use[G]rub or [L]ilo boot loader ? (g/l) : g
Setting up grub
/dev/sda does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
There were 2 partitions on the pendrive, partition-1 to run the OS and partition-2 for storage, both on ext2 fs.

My questions are;
1. Can a pendrive be a HD for installing DSL?
2. If YES, then how to fix the above problems?
3. On booting the pendrive which option on the BIOS to be up
-SCSI (an USB 2.0 PCI card has been installed. Can it be recognised as SCSI?)

Please advise. TIA

Old 03-15-2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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i believe DSL wants either 128 or 256 mb for usb drive and it is possible. I have seen several online tutorials for this(here and here) and all of them use syslinux which will make the drive bootable. I think it would be easier to just follow one of the online tutorials than to do it with the install to harddrive.


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