Joined: Oct. 2006
||Posted: Oct. 16 2006,13:12
Alright so I'm trying to make my 256mb USB boot DSL. I followed the USB guide, consisting of
HP formatting tool --> Format my USB drive to FAT
Download and extract dsl_embedded.zip to the USB stick.
Syslinux from a DOS prompt on the USB drive
Reboot, and set my BIOS to boot the USB before Windows XP.
I get the splash screen, press F2, use the "dsl vga=normal" option to avoid framebuffer and get any text at all, and I get this:
|Code Sample |
|boot: dsl vga=normal|
Uncompressing Linux...Ok, booting the kernel
... and its frozen. What surprises me is that I dont get any error messages, it just freezes.
Any suggestions as to what could be going wrong at this stage of booting? Any help would be appreciated.
PS. Yes, I did try failsafe, in fact, I did try every boot option available, none worked, and the only one that spat out text, was the "dsl vga=normal" one.