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    Slax on USB Memory Stick


    Hi everyone,

    From what I understand, I can have Slax on my USB Memory Stick (my laptop supports booting off the memory stick). My question is this: how do I extract the contents of the ISO instead of having K3B always open when I try to open the ISO?

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    Logged as root, simply mount the iso...
    IIRC, you do it like this
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    mount -t iso9660 -o loop image.iso /mnt/folder
    Now, have you heard of slax? http://slax.linux-live.org/

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    Re: Slax on USB Memory Stick

    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    From what I understand, I can have Slax on my USB Memory Stick (my laptop supports booting off the memory stick).
    Yes I have

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    Re: Slax on USB Memory Stick

    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    From what I understand, I can have Slax on my USB Memory Stick (my laptop supports booting off the memory stick).
    Yes I have

    Bryan
    Booooooo, I suck, I can swear I read "slackware" and thought "how the hell do you do that??? even if there are 1 GB USB sticks... well anyway...", hehe, were you able to mount the iso??

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    Quote Originally Posted by darklordsatan
    Booooooo, I suck, I can swear I read "slackware" and thought "how the hell do you do that??? even if there are 1 GB USB sticks... well anyway..."
    Happens to all of us!

    I was able to get the files from the ISO onto my usb memory stick and boot from it. I had some problems running X but that will be an adventure for another day.

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    OK, good to hear that, good luck

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    Thanks

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    Hi folks,

    I have been using Live CD a while. I'm interested to learn Linux on memory stick. With DammSmallLinux it is possible to strip the OS download to 60- MB. However a memory stick is a rewritable device. So it will not be so safe as a CD-R which can't be rewritten. Is there inerasable memory stick (ROM)?

    Disregarding whatever security measures taken if it is a rewritable device, Hacker can always discover a solution.

    Any advice. TIA.

    B.R.
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    Isn't DSL only 50MB? I thought it was but it may not be. Also, if you are really worried about write access to a memory stick (not sure if you could write to it if you booted from it though), why not just burn it onto a CD-R?

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    Hi bryansmith,

    ... why not just burn it onto a CD-R?
    A memory stick is more convenient to carry.

    B.R.
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