[ALUG] OK, so as an interim measure...

keithjamieson at hotmail.co.uk keithjamieson at hotmail.co.uk
Sun Jan 9 18:15:38 GMT 2011


If you can get it to boot from a USB stick then this is what I'm using ....

MSdos bootable USB stick.

Download puppy linux, extract the ISO.
Download linld.com and then you have most of the following.

# ls
BOOT.CAT
LOGO.16
puppy.lin
BOOT.MSG
INITRD.GZ
LUPU_520.SFS  
ISOLINUX.BIN
lupusave.2fs
VMLINUZ
HELP2.MSG
ISOLINUX.CFG
PUPPY.BAT
HELP.MSG
LINLD.COM
puppy.lin
# 

create these files

# cat puppy.lin
root=/dev/ram0
PMEDIA=usbflash
#PFILE=pup001-none-262144
PHOME=sdb1
# Commented out - these kernel parameters aren't needed for most people,
# just for my ancient laptop (PS/2 mouse interrupt issue)
#pci=irqmask=0x8000
#ide1=noprobe
#ide2=noprobe
#ide3=noprobe
#end puppy.par
# 
# cat puppy.bat
linld.com image=\puppy\vmlinuz initrd=\puppy\initrd.gz cl=@\puppy\puppy.lin

# 
then boot from usb into dos and then run the puppy batch file.

You then have a small but perfectly formed linux environment. You can then copy the hard drive to dvd(s)

> Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 19:52:05 +0000
> From: tony.anson at girolle.co.uk
> To: main at lists.alug.org.uk
> Subject: [ALUG] OK, so as an interim measure...
> 
> Supposing I do decide to dump Xan dross - I can get the contents of this 
> HDD onto a Mini SD card.
> 
> But, not wanting to burn my boats until I have a decet distro up and 
> running, what do I need to do to copy it so that it's bootable from USB 
> card reader?
> 
> Or failing that, memory stick?
> 
> Thinks: prolly better to install the new distro to a memory stick and 
> get used to it first? IIRC, I had prombles getting this (early) Eee to 
> boot from USB.
> 
> Nev! Marmalade sometime next week? (ALUG minimeet in Fat Cat innit)
> 
> -- 
> Tony Anson
> www.girolle.co.uk/
> 
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