View Full Version : USB-HD (or USB-Memory-Stick) without USB-Bootable BIOS

06-05-2004, 05:00 PM

i got the following:
pc with usb 2.0
usb drive with 1.5 GB

as my cd-rom drive is very slow i'd like to install the knoppix cd on my USB 2.0 drive

my pc does not boot from usb, so i do need a set of floppys (or better a cd) to boot the kernel (2.6) and mount my usb 2.0 drive

any ideas?

06-05-2004, 05:32 PM
use a knoppix cd to boot from the usb drive.

06-06-2004, 01:22 AM
use a knoppix cd to boot from the usb drive.

that's exactly what i've been trying for hours! but how is this done? a knoppix cd boots as default from cd an not from usb?!

maybe this is a silly question, but i'm an absolutelely knoppix newbie...

06-06-2004, 04:14 AM
Maybe (and I strongly stress maybe) this will work:

Get the boot.img. That is actually the boot image for the Sarge installer for Debian and it loads USB drivers.. ;) I won't have a chance to try it out myself until next week. There was also a DOS floppy somewhere on the web long ago but I had no luck with it. I'd be curious to know of any results you may have. I *think* there was a Knoppix remaster that had USB boot capabilities but that may have been for USB boot BIOS boxes only.