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Old 04-10-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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How to install DSL on a partitioned USB disc?

Sorry if this seems like a stupid question but I've been struggling all day with this.

What I would like to do is this:-

1. Partition my 512MB USB thumb-drive.
2. Install DamnSmallLinux on one of the partitions
3. Format the remainder of the space to FAT to store docs from windoze, etc.
4. Be able to boot from the first partition.

I did manage to partition the drive, use dd to get the ISO onto the DSL partition and format the remainder of the space to VFAT.

However, DSL will not boot even with the bootable flag set (It's in primary partition 1)
And Windows will only show the first partition (the DSL one) so I can't get at my docs.

Where have I gone wrong? And can anyone help me? (It's just that I have a feeling that it's going to be a simple case of PEBKAC. )


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