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Old 11-12-2008, 07:41 AM   #1
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linux on usb, dual boot, 2 sys on usb - is there a way?


hello 2 all


i have bootitng on my usb stick, and i need it, but i would like to have linux on the same usb (eg slax, although i would prefer xfce dist)

is there a way to create this usb


thank you!
 
Old 11-15-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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Just to clarify your question, you have a computer system that has a BIOS that supports booting from USB, and you have a USB Flash Drive that has a Linux distribution installed on it. You are able to boot from the USB Flash Drive into Linux. Now, you want to add a Second Linux distribution onto the USB Flash Drive, and boot from it? Is that your question?

Just to clarify your USB Flash Drive has how much storage space on it, and the first distribution takes how much space, and the second distribution takes how much space?

If the above is what you are trying to do, then you would need to partition the USB Flash Drive, and you would need to install the Linux Distributions on the USB Flash Drive in separate partitions and then utilize a bootloader, aka GRUB to allow you to select what Linux Distribution you want to run.

Typically, people only run one Linux Distribution from their USB Flash Drive, but with the Flash drives getting much more storage space, you could run a few.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 03:42 AM   #3
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hello & thanks for reply

i have bootit ng on my flash drive, that software boots (as os) from my flash and i use it to manage my computers...

i would like to create linux on the same flash, and probably your prescription would work for me, i have bootit ng on my flash now, and i have only one partition on my flash. i presume that i should partition my flash now is that correct?


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Just to clarify your question, you have a computer system that has a BIOS that supports booting from USB, and you have a USB Flash Drive that has a Linux distribution installed on it. You are able to boot from the USB Flash Drive into Linux. Now, you want to add a Second Linux distribution onto the USB Flash Drive, and boot from it? Is that your question?

Just to clarify your USB Flash Drive has how much storage space on it, and the first distribution takes how much space, and the second distribution takes how much space?

If the above is what you are trying to do, then you would need to partition the USB Flash Drive, and you would need to install the Linux Distributions on the USB Flash Drive in separate partitions and then utilize a bootloader, aka GRUB to allow you to select what Linux Distribution you want to run.

Typically, people only run one Linux Distribution from their USB Flash Drive, but with the Flash drives getting much more storage space, you could run a few.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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This is what you are using? It does not support formating Linux partitions. You would need to use a Linux installation disk to install Linux, and format or partition space for the Linux install. There are many sites that explain how to do a Linux install.

What size is your Flash Drive?

You can try to use Bootit ng to partition your drive, then use a Linux install disk and select one of the partitions to install Linux onto.
 
  


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