View Full Version : 1GB pen drive w/knoppix image boots but cant start linux...

01-05-2005, 01:24 AM
Ahhh crap... I almost had it... I knew it was too good to be true.
Here is what I did.

Target: Lexar JumpDrive 1GB.

Used latest Syslinux 3.01 to setup...
Used mkdiskimage scripts as suggested.... AND IT TOOK A LONG flippling time to do whatever
it did...

Syslinux installed the ldlinux.sys correctly..


Booted with 3.7 CD and copied THE WHOLE THING onto the jump drive.

I copied the stuff from isolinux into the root but that did nothing...
I believe syslinux needs a *.bs file?? because I use syslinux and
not isolinux.

I am not the most swift linux person so I am not sure how to make
the corrections. This Knoppix thing needs a usbkey setup. (Now that
usb key prices are dropping)

I want to behave just like the cd.. but on the jump drive.

BTW... the usb key drive prices are falling... the 1GB I got only cost $79 with
a $20 mail in rebate.


01-06-2005, 07:14 PM
I dont know if this will be of any interest to you guys.

I have a lexar 1GB flash drive.

From syslinux I used the mkdiskimage script and then did
syslinux as described in the readme.usbkey.
(the script took a REALLY long time too)

I booted into 3.7 knoppix. Copied all the directories
onto the key. Then copied the contents of the /boot dir into
the root dir. I renamed isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg

I had some problems because syslinux did not like the minirt24.gz file.
I booted to a windows box and unzipped the minirt24.gz into miniroot.img

and *BLAMMO* it booted knoppix!

Just like the cd... I did have to fuss with the bios boot order..


01-08-2005, 07:03 PM
I'll have to try this Scott, sounds nifty!