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    Linux on USB stick!


    I have a crazy idea! I have a 1 GB USB stick, well I was thinking if I could run a LFS system on it? I read some articles about this before... and I checked LFS but there is no real clue Does anyone of you guys has a good starting point to put LFS to a USB Stick? THX

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    I've never done it, but I believe (if your BIOS supports booting from USB) that just a normal installation would work. Just make a /boot, swap and / partition on the drive, install and blam. But don't quote me on this...
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    Now that's a weird idea, but anyway best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel
    Now that's a weird idea, but anyway best of luck.
    Why is that weird now, its just like making your own DSL
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    Yeah well that's not difficult either
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    Heck with 1GB, why not try putting knoppix on there?

    If I understand it correctly, you can format a USB key just like a harddrive to ext3, install on it as if it were a harddrive, and then it should be detected and booted on by the BIOS without any further hitches. Is this correct, or is there something else that must be done to the stick to make it bootable?
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    Well, there's the detail that not all motherboards support booting off of USB.
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    there is already a small knoppix type distro that is based off of gentoo that does this its called knopperdisk http://knopperdisk.knopper.tk/index.php
    they have 2 versions one for floppy disks and one for usb thumb drives i havent tried it yet i have downloaded it i will try it before i leave work today and let you know if it works or not
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    I have a second 30gb hd on a USB EXTERNAL ENCLOSURE can I Run linux directly like that too ?

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    Yes you can, in fact there is allready a post about doing so here in the Misc. board. Well people I started the LFS compiling and building, I hope I will come out with something. For now I think about the kernel drivers and modules, beause I waat the system be runable on any PC, any suggestions?

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