Putting Linux on a USB
I am 100% a newbie to Linux. I am trying to set up a small linux distro on a usb device. I have an attache 1Gb flash drive and an Ativa 8 Gb flash drive that I have tried to put DamnSmallLinux, Fedora 9, and Puppy on but every time I go to boot from USB I get the flashing pointer for about 30 seconds and then it either boots to the hard drive or to a cd (I have a puppy live CD in my disk drive). When I boot up the puppy OS from the Live CD I plug in my two flash drives and even my western digital 100 Gb hard drive and it does not recognize anything as being plugged in. In windows all these devices work fine. I have a Gateway from 2005 so I was thinking that maybe my computer can not boot from such large devices but really have no idea. Any suggestions?
Thanks a bunch
Is your bios capable of booting from USB? What Gateway? Laptop or Desktop? What model number? Did you use the instructions for installing Linux to a pendrive from this site here Pendrivelinux 2008 install from Windows | USB Pen Drive Linux