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Old 08-26-2006, 06:10 AM   #1
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install linux on usb pen drive: knoppix

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can any one tell me how to install linux on a usb pen drive. i would like to use knoppix , is it possible to create a "live pen drive" like a "live cd" from an existing live cd i have a 2 GB gb Jetflash drive


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This ? DSL , Puppy and cpx-mini all have point and click installers.
Old 09-08-2006, 11:06 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply , i wanted knoppix , i got the procedure from site, but did not work out, I AM LISTING IT BELOW can some body try out and see weather this works?
This walkthrough explains how to install and run Knoppix Linux from a USB Flash Pen Drive.

You'll need the following:

1GB USB Flash Pen Drive

Knoppix Linux

Winrar (or another ISO extracting application)

Syslinux V3.11

The Process:

The first step is to format your USB memory stick. In windows right click the drive letter and select format. use the FAT 32 option with quick format.

Download the Knoppix Linux ISO.

Download and extract to a directory called syslinux311 on your computer.

Open your Knoppix ISO using winrar. Extract the files from the ISO to your USB stick.

Move the contents from the /boot/isolinux directory to the root of the stick.

Delete isolinux.bin and rename isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg.

Run the command prompt in windows (start/run/cmd) and CD to the syslinux311 directory. Then CD again to the win32 directory within the syslinux311 directory. Once there simply type syslinux.exe F: (F: being the example drive letter of the USB stick in this system)

Reboot your PC, go into your system BIOS and set your boot order to boot from any selectable USB device. (example USBZIP)

Save your BIOS settings. On the next reboot, you should have a sucessful launch of Knoppix Linux from your USB memory stick.
pls note:= i followed the same but did not work, can somebody try and tell if it works


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