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Old 06-07-2004, 06:53 AM   #1
mundri
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Question problem while booting my new distrib from usb flash and hard disk


Hi Users!

Atually i have developed my own mini linux .... which only supports basic utilities ...... like shell and
some basic Commands......
and then i create an image of this linux and put this on my usb flash stick using command
dd if=myimage.img of=/dev/sda1
and then boot my system using that flash drive .... and it done well .....but the problem is .......
when i check for the size of my usb flash which is actually of 128MB it gives me size equal to that of
the image size i.e. 3MB...how do i get this thing resolved.........plz help me

and what if ..i create patitions on usb flash one a little greater than the size of the image and other
for the left space .....i have also tried this one ..but it dont let me boot even .....what could be the
problem

i have to do same thing for external usb hard drive

Mundri
 
Old 06-07-2004, 08:47 AM   #2
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The size of the partition is determined by its entry in the partition table entry. When you write the image it writes the size of the image in the partition table entry. First create a partition and see its size using fdisk , note tit down , now write the image and again use the fdisk to see the size , if it is changed than you can write a simple C program to change it back to its original size . I can provide you with the code , if you are interested . :-)
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