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It there a verson of Linux that I could easy put on my 128mb USB?

I have tryed Dam small linux but is wan't reconize my USB (or any other drive for that matter)

Edited by Michael Buckley, 08 August 2005 - 03:01 AM.

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Check this:

http://rz-obrian.rz....de/knoppix-usb/

Its details on setting up Bootable Linux on USB momory sticks.
Remember to mount your jumpdrive :tazz:
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There is a problem with this I don't have any version of linux that runs and recognizes my Usb (got dam small linux but it wont recognize it, I run it from with in Windows XP) I can't burn any CDs so don't sagest a live version. So only have Windows XP and it rejects most of the commands. Is ther any small version that I could get that I could install with out makeing a CD.
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I don't have any version of linux that runs and recognizes my Usb (got dam small linux but it wont recognize it, I run it from with in Windows XP


Is the Usb drive mounted?
http://hurring.com/h...exar_jumpdrive/

Linux won't auto-detect / mount the Jumpdrive.
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followed the instructions (have tryed playing around with the mount command before) it gave its same old line "only root can do that" any help with that.

An after thought, I am runing [bleep] small Linux form with in Windows.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 10 August 2005 - 04:24 PM.

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Appears I should have looked more deeply into the DSL website LOL, here's something that looks like what ya need:

2.f - Imprinting Bootable Images to USB Devices (Windows)

Ya don't even have to boot into dsl to do it, you put a bootable ISO onto the jumpdrive.

This is how to install DSL to a USB Key from Windows XP (98,NT,2000?) workstation without burning the ISO and without having to boot into DSL from the CD and partition theUSB key. (of course if you want to partition it you'll have to use a partitioning tool, cfdisk, or something else like
that)

1. Procure USB Key and make sure it is formatted with FAT, just to be sure its working. (ugh.)

2. Download the images necessary (as of this writing, bootimage 0.8 was used and filesystem image 0.9.0.1 was used.) and also download WinImage (a share/freeware program -- google it.), and install Daemon Tools or some other ISO viewing/manipulating program.

3. Open winimage, Select the boot image you wish to use, select "Use removable disk (x:) with x: being the drive letter of your USB key you wish to install DSL onto.

4. Select write image. It may say 'image must be resized' blah blah. Do it.

5. Once that is complete, view the USB drives contents in windows Explorer. Mount the filesystem image to another drive. The filesystem image contains a directory called 'boot'. You can overwrite the files in the root of the USB Key with the files from boot/. This basically replaces
bootimage 0.8 (since it seems to not be updated with the system release) with what I'll just call bootimage-current. (basically the boot files for whatever filesystem image you're using) In this case, 0.9.0.1.

6. Confirm overwriting of the files. Assuming your bios is up to date, and you've read a lot of the other facts on 'making sure your usb key will work with your bios, etc') then all you should have to do is reboot and set the USB drive as the boot drive. DSL boots up, loads, and thats where
I'm writing this from.

7. For more help on 'customizing' your DSL install check doom4's post in this forum about 'DSL on USB-stick HOWTO' It also goes over some DSL basics that I didn't cover. http://damnsmalllinu...=ST;f=11;t=3613

For the record, stay away from cheap knockoff USB keys...they're fine for windows and stuff like that but apparently it doesn't like DSL.


Lemme know if this works, I've gotta jumpdrive that I may throw dsl on. :tazz:
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It said "error reading file E:\da:mn small linux\qemu\linux.img" so no that did not work at all.

I am trying to use another program (called MYslax creator, I downloaded a version of slaxto try it with) that seams to be working to some degree just hope the fine tuneing that I have to do works with it works.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 10 August 2005 - 05:43 PM.

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