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USB Boot [Solved]

Postby NimaSepassi on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:53 pm

Hi folks,

I need a to boot from a USB flash drive. The one I have is only 640 MB.

Any advice?

Thanks,
Nima
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Re: USB Boot

Postby MaddogF16 on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:00 pm

Little small there Nima, can you find a 2gb for cheap.
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Re: USB Boot

Postby NimaSepassi on Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:49 pm

Yeah I could, however the only thing I really need is to eject the CD drive. Apparently it needs an OS in place. After that I can just boot from the CD.
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Re: USB Boot

Postby bobcollard on Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:53 pm

NimaSepassi wrote:Hi folks,

I need a to boot from a USB flash drive. The one I have is only 640 MB.

Any advice?

Thanks,
Nima

You might try Puppy Linux, it is small enough to fit and it loads into RAM. Here is a link:
http://puppylinux.org/main/index.php?fi ... tarted.htm
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Re: USB Boot

Postby NimaSepassi on Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:46 pm

Bob,

I downloaded the iso but can't figure out to make it boot from a USB flash drive.

Please advise.

Thanks,
Nima
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Re: USB Boot

Postby bobcollard on Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:52 am

NimaSepassi wrote:Bob,

I downloaded the iso but can't figure out to make it boot from a USB flash drive.

Please advise.

Thanks,
Nima

First you need to burn the ISO to a CD, then using the installer (one of the icons on the desktop of Puppy when you run the CD) you set it up in the USB. Check the Puppy site, there are instructions for this in details.
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Re: USB Boot

Postby NimaSepassi on Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:05 am

The Puppy website proved too complicated to be useful.

Somehow I was able to eject the CD drive without booting from the USB. I installed Ubuntu just so I can have access to the hard drive. Then I burned a Mint Linux CD and installed over it.

Thanks for the help everyone. I'm not sure why the CD drive started to work again. Perhaps I did create a bootable USB flash drive with only system files. It was inserted when I booted. I'm not sure, I'm just stoked my laptop's up and running.

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