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    Linux Newbie pajamabama's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    In another time's forgotten space

    Live ISO from USB drive

    Does anyone know how to take a live system ISO and put it onto a USB stick to boot from rather than burn to a CD/DVD? I know it's possible in general because the SystemRescueCD describes how to do it with their ISO (and I've made it work). I'm just wondering if this will work in general or if each distro will have different rules/requirements to do it.
    HP Pavilion dv6000t
    Intel Centrino Duo 2.0GHz
    nVidia GeForce Go 7400
    Fedora 10

    The real question is what time is it and why the hell am I still screwing around with my computer?

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    The trick is the initrd needs to have USB drivers built into it so that the system can recognise its own drive beyond the the ramdisk stage.I know Knoppix is difficult to set up like this. It really depends on the distro. If you don't mind which distro you use I can recommend Slax, and many members recommend DamnSmallLinux. Both have USB install mechanisms.

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    Banned jan1024188's Avatar
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    Jul 2006
    i have knoppix 5 on usb stick
    i used this command
    knoppix tohd=/dev/sda1
    also check this link


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