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Topic: booting of a fat32 stick with Loadlin, How to merge linux and dos on 1 stick< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Posted: Dec. 15 2004,21:18 QUOTE

I have a bootable usb stick which i use to store dos and windows tools i need for work. I first formatted the stick fat32 in WinXP, than made it bootable on a system i booted of a win98 floppy using the Sys command.

I wanted to add Linux to the stick but still be able to use it with dos and windows. This is how i got it working.

1. I downloaded the dsl-0.9.0.iso file and opened it with winimage. I think the're other programs which can open an iso file, but winimage was already installed and did the job.

2. i extracted the 3 directory's to the usb sticks root.

3. downloaded loadlin and extracted the loadlin.exe in the usb sticks root.
(actually i copied the loadlin.exe that came with the Runt distro, Runt boots of usb but is commandline only)

4. i wrote a linux.bat that has the next line:

\loadlin \boot\isolinux\linux24 initrd=\boot\isolinux\minirt24.gz root=\knoppix\knoppix -ro

5. i can boot the stick into dos, than type linux and the pinguins start running.

I just have a few problems and questions:

1. during boot, the Xserver starts asking some configurations options
2. linuxrc doesn't automaticly mount the machines local harddisk partitions
3. how can store my settings for X and firefox, How can i keep the files i store in my homedir

I hope someone can help me further on this exciting project

USB Stick: Kingston Data Traveler 2.0 256MB
Pc: HP Compaq D530 USDT (P4 2.8GHz, 1GB DDR, Intel internal vga)
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