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Posted: Dec. 20 2006,04:12 QUOTE

OK, I recognise the fact that most computers have Windows installed, and it is therefore handy to give instructions from Windows.

However, it would be helpful for this newbie of Linux to get instructions on how to make this happen from Linux/Ubuntu 6.10

Why would I want to have DSL if I run Ubuntu? Ubuntu is too large, both media-wise and storage-wise, to take with me. I am trying my best to be completely rid of Windows. If I should happen to find myself in front of a computer this Christmas, I would like to have an OS I like and trust to work on.

For that, my USB-stick is perfect.

I have the files current.iso and dsl-3.1-syslinux.iso on my desktop.

I have used fileroller to look inside them, and they are quite different. Which is preferred? (I don't expect to use it on any computers older than two years at the most, and no less than 256 MB RAM.)

How do I do it? Shall I "burn" it with Serpent to the USB-drive, or can I simply copy it over?

How should it look? The one thing that was similar on these two iso-files were that there were no files in the root-part, except index.html. One contains the folder KNOPPIX only (syslinux) while the other also contains the folder boot.

I know it may be the Windows-user in me confused by this, but aren't there supposed to be any files at the root?

So, there's my problem at the moment.

Any help getting this to work would be appreciated.

As for the USB-stick, it's a Crucial Gizmo! Overdrive 2 GB.

PS: I don't currently have any computers able to boot from USB-stick at home, so this would be a back-up system at the moment. A system I can use when I am on the move and don't have a computer with me.
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Posted: Dec. 20 2006,04:52 QUOTE

.iso images refer to disc images (typically cd/dvd media)

current.iso points to the isolinux version.

You can easily install via livecd if that is what you wish to do.
You could also use dsl-embedded for a manual extraction & installation onto your usb.

There are a couple usb self-help posts around the forums/wiki/etc.
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