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Old 08-25-2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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need help making USB based distro

hey, i just got a 512mb USB stick and i'd really like to put a distro on it to carry around. the only problem is that my motherboard doesn't support booting from USB. so, my question is, is there any already made CD/floppy or any way to make one that will either a) allow me to boot directly from a USB flash drive, or b) have a version of lilo and maybe a start-up script or whatever is necessary to delay the boot time enough so that something (maybe starting originally in the ramdisk like slax/knoppix?) can recognize the USB stick and mount it as the root partition?
thanks guys
by the way, i'd like to use slackware for the distro, but it really doesn't matter
Old 08-25-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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It was written for Knoppix, but I'm sure you can tweak it and get it to work with anything. Boots from a floppy and then hands control over to a USB PenDrive.

Old 08-25-2005, 11:24 PM   #3
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thank you! i will check it out


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