Joined: April 2007
||Posted: May 25 2007,01:10
Thanks for the tutorial. I actually was going to go this route, but unfortunately, it fails the "in the wild" test. Since you have to modify every computer you are going to use the pendrive on, it precludes using the pendrive on cafe bimbo-boxes and the like. If one could disable the removable media bit which tells W$n that it is removable media, I suppose it could be made persistent across machines without touching the host. It IS a great tutorial though, and I do appreciate it.
I am intrigued by the idea of just having everything on one partition. How would one put multiple OS on the one partition? This solves the QEMU problem neatly, but how would you keep DSL and Ubuntu from squabbling when booting from bios? With this method, I could still do two or three partitions, the one with the OS and QEMU bootfiles for each, and then ext2 or 3 partitions to save the respective /home folders for each (keeping at least THOSE separate).
I don't care how this eventually happens. My only requisites are:
Can be used on ANY computer without admin priviledges.
Can boot either DSL or Ubuntu from both QEMU and BIOS
Other than that, it does not matter. If it can be done on the one W$n partition formatted fat32, I will do it. Any suggestions on where to start? Thanks again for all the help, it is appreciated.