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Old 08-18-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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how to boot from a usb stick?

how do you set up a distro to boot from a usb stick?
do you have to move the usb setting in the bios?
Old 08-18-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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Yes, you have to set the boot order in the bios to allow usb booting prior to HD (or other drive).

Many distros have tools for making bootable USB sticks (DSL, Puppy, Fedora,...), but you can configure others for that too. These run like liveCDs, but save/load changes and updates between sessions from persistence files.

Check here for options/details:
Old 08-18-2008, 08:06 PM   #3
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thank you,that was helpful!


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