Floppy boot to USB
Forum: USB booting
Topic: Floppy boot to USB
started by: lmart
Posted by lmart on Dec. 19 2007,14:00Need to boot from floppy to USB as CD going South and unable to replace.
USB works from CD boot with command - dsl fromhd=/dev/sda2
same command does not work from floppy
get error msg - can't find KNOPPIX filesystem and then drops to a very limited shell
Posted by Juanito on Dec. 19 2007,14:29You just need to use the "fromusb" boot code
Posted by lmart on Dec. 19 2007,15:38Thanks. I tried that and I still get the message above. Used both the bootfloppy and the bootfloppy-usb. Same results for both.
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 19 2007,16:10Which version of DSL are you using? The USB-HDD script was broken on at least one release candidate. I'm using DSL 4.2-release (current) from USB-HDD stick now and no problems.
Posted by lmart on Dec. 19 2007,17:30You may close out this posting.
Thanks for your help. I re-imaged the floppy and executed the command
boot: dsl fromusb
and it now works.
Again thank you.