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Old 03-20-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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I need a cd that will boot my usb thumb drive

I need a cd that will boot my usb drive. I would also like a floppy for this, but the cd is more important.

The system is DSL-hdinstall on a 1 gig Lexar Jumpdrive Elite, it is not the usb drive install, I did an hd install then moved it over

If anyone could tell me how to make that sort of a cd
Old 03-21-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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Um, try or, but I'm not sure that's what you want.
If you can boot the machine with the CD, then you're set: just plug the USB drive before booting, and DSL will recognize it, so you can mount it and use its space for a MyDSL partition (I'm guessing here).
IF what you want is a floppy or CD with the minimum info to boot the USB drive, then the second URL I posted should do the trick (he's using a Zip drive, but a USB drive should work as well).
In (Puppy Linux) there's info about making a booting floppy to mount a USB drive, as well.
Old 03-21-2005, 05:23 PM   #3
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You COULD set it up to boot from the USB device in the bios. But thats only with newer boards.
Old 03-22-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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its a hd-install of slax, so its not a knoppix setup, its a real linux install

I'll try that thanks
Old 03-23-2005, 12:20 PM   #5
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Bios support doesent function, and I followed the instructions at
but it diddent make any difference, also, what do those instructions have you put on the fat16 partition? He doesent mention what to use on the "boot partition". If I knew what to put there I could make this all work =(


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