DSL-N not bootable from USB?

Forum: DSL-N
Topic: DSL-N not bootable from USB?
started by: JNeuhoff

Posted by JNeuhoff on April 05 2007,11:22
First of all, let me say that DSL-N looks very promising.

Now my question: I can boot DSL-N from CD-ROM, but not from the USB-stick because my PC-BIOS doesn't support this option. Hence I thought it would be nice if my existing Linux system, which already has a pre-installed GRUB in the MBR of the hda, could be configured to boot DSL-N from the the USB pendrive (/dev/sda1). Is this possible? If so, what exactly needs to go into the /boot/grub/grub.conf file?

BTW.: I also tried the bootfloppy1.img and bootfloppy2.img, written to floppydisks, to boot from floppydisk (which the PC-BIOS supports), but it doesn't work either.

Posted by Juanito on April 05 2007,12:19
I guess you thought of this, but bootfloppy1.img needs the 1st floppy to be formatted to 1.72MB (or something like that) rather than 1.44MB.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on April 05 2007,13:58
grub can't boot off usb directly... (at least by default afaik)
but if you can save the minirt and kernel to your hd, you could use the "fromusb" bootcode to load the dsl image (which is really the same as those floppy images)

Posted by JNeuhoff on April 05 2007,16:14
Thank you, that helps. I got DSL-N to boot from USB using the bootfloppy-usb.img.
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