TreeFrog TreeFrog writes:
> Hi all,
> Can someone point me in the right direction here.
> I have a 1G usb drive and I want to boot a laptop from it.
> The laptop has an option in the BIOS so that part seems ok.
> there are plenty of ISOs for Linux so that is not a problem.
>> How do I put the ISO on the drive so it will boot though?
> It is not necessary to have a special drive is it!
>> I usually use an old copy of Clone CD to burn my ISO CDs
> What tools are there for this..
> All I can find are scripts but I'm caught back in WindersLand.. it must be
> easier than that at this stage!
It's not easy :(
I managed to do it with an external Sony DVD/CD reader/burner over USB
2.0; however I had difficulty depending on how I had it connected. Ensure
you're hooking up directly from the drive to the PC, no hubs etc. in
between, and try different ports; I could only persuade mine to boot from
one of the two USB ports on the motherboard!
The symptom was that it'd start the GRUB process, then stall before
booting the kernel itself.
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