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Old 03-09-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
rgelfand
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HOWTO: Make a multi-boot USB drive


My goal is to take bunch of stand-alone live cd's and put them on bootable usb drive. Speciifically, I am working with tuxboot software, clonezilla and gparted live cd's.

So, I installed clonezilla on usb drive using tuxboot and that works fine.

To add gparted live cd,
1. I extracted the live directory
2. I renamed the live directory to gparted
3. I copied gparted directory to root directory of the usb drive.
4. I modified syslinux.cfg on usb drive adding an entry
label GParted Live
# MENU DEFAULT
# MENU HIDE
MENU LABEL GParted Live (Default settings)
# MENU PASSWD
kernel /gparted/vmlinuz
append initrd=/gparted/initrd.img boot=gparted config noswap noprompt ip=frommedia nosplash
TEXT HELP
* GParted live version: 0.8.0-1. Live version maintainer: Steven Shiau
* Disclaimer: GParted live comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
ENDTEXT

The loading of gparted fails because /scripts/gparted is not found. I am guessing it is because I need to rename /scripts/live to /scripts/gparted in initrd.img. It also seems I need to change the mounting point inside the script from /live/image to /gparted/image.
If this is right, is there anything else I need to do?
Does anyone have an instructions on how to edit initrd.img file?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-09-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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This is an awesome idea. It would be great to have all of the live distributions available for selection. Hope it works out.

You should write a howto once you get it working.

Aside from that, would it help to mention the Fedora live-usb creator?

Last edited by szboardstretcher; 03-09-2011 at 10:31 AM.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 06:59 AM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Software and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

I also took the liberty of giving you a better title, feel free to edit it.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 07:07 AM   #4
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Look at this:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/multibo...sb-from-linux/
 
  


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