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Old 05-11-2006, 01:38 AM   #1
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boot damnsmaalinux from usb flashdisk


hi,I'm trying to get damnsmalllinux 2-3 to boot from my usb drive.Here's what i've done so far...

USB drive (128 MB Fat32 partition)
downloaded dsl-2.3.iso

then i did the foloowing..(not sure about all the commands,got it from some site)
(inside directory wiht dsl-2.3.iso)
mkdir dsl_temp
mkdir dsl_usb
mount -o loop dsl-*.iso dsl_temp
cp -a dsl_temp/* dsl_usb/
cd dsl_usb/
mv boot/isolinux/* ./
rm -Rf boot
mv isolinux.bin syslinux.bin
mv isolinux.cfg syslinux.cfg
cd ..
mkdir usb_pen
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 usb_pen
cp -a dsl_usb/* usb_pen/
umount usb_pen/
syslinux /dev/sda1

set my BIOS to boot from USB,and the boom...BOOT Faliure error PLease bla bla bla ...

anyone can help me with what i'm doing wrong?thanks..
 
Old 05-11-2006, 01:59 AM   #2
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Wouldn't it be easier to first burn the image to cdrom, boot into DSL, and let DSL linux install itself to the pendrive?
 
Old 05-11-2006, 02:16 AM   #3
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yeah i guess so,but i don't have any blank cd's at the moment,and it's more fun to get it working on usb i think.who wants to carry around cd's all day?any idea what i'm doing wrong?
 
Old 05-11-2006, 08:10 AM   #4
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ok, I got the blank cd,did the burn,booted up from the live cd and installed to the usb,but still it does n't want to boot...so it's the BIOS.but i'm pretty sure the BIOS supports bootup from usb.the option is there.anyway i'll try my pc at home later.think that will work.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 03:09 PM   #5
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Also make sure that the USB device is checked before the Hard Drive.
 
  


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