What about a boot floppy/cd ?
Forum: USB booting
Topic: What about a boot floppy/cd ?
started by: Set
Posted by Set on Oct. 18 2004,12:47Hello everyone,
I am wondering if it is possible to make a usb boot floppy or cd?
So boot sequence would go like this:
- Insert cd/floppy and usb
- Select cd/floppy as boot device
- Boot with cd/floppy and let them redirect boot process to usb drive
That would be awesome.
I *Really* like the idea of having a modifiable linux distro in my pocket.
Posted by ke4nt1 on Oct. 18 2004,13:00Yes, the USB floppy boot image is in the download section..
you can get it here..
< http://ibiblio.org/pub....0.8.img >
This does just as you describe..
looks for usb devices to run from
Posted by Set on Oct. 18 2004,13:09Bloody brilliant!
While I have your attention, I have something I wonder about.
When you use DSL with a usb harddrive, does it automatically save changes, or is this something you have to do before you shut down your computer?
Also something that would make DSL superior to everything...:
Creative Zen 60 gb compitability. That would make my mp3 player a portable harddrive!
Posted by ke4nt1 on Oct. 18 2004,15:38Edit and use the /home/dsl/filetool.lst to indicate WHAT you wish to preserve/save ..
Then run the backup/restore utility..( before you reboot or shutdown )
Select your USB HD as the destination of your BACKUP
( sda1 ) perhaps..
It will write a tarball file called backup.tar.gz .
This file will contain EVERYTHING you listed/added in your filetool.lst
When restarting from liveCD/poorman's - best for USB and
your floppy boot, add the "restore=sda1" command to your boot: startup parameters..
( e.g. " dsl restore=sda1 " )
This will place the contents of the backup.tar.gz file back in their
respective locations automatically..
Once you have this backup/restore functioning correctly,
you can add the backup and restore commands to your
1. /opt/bootlocal file > for autorestoring
2. /opt/powerdown file > for autobackups before shutdowns/reboots.