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Posted: April 10 2008,19:38 QUOTE

I just reply to this old topic for future reference.
Problem solved  :;):
Just added in /boot partition a new partition /dos
copied in that partition bootfloppy.img and memdisk (got from sys-boot/syslinux)
than just edited grub.conf adding
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title DSL USB
root (hd0,1)
kernel /dos/memdisk
initrd /dos/bootflop.img

In this way I just had to connect my USB key and boot from the HDD choosing DSL from the Grub menu, but I still had to digit
at the DSL boot prompt.
So I decided to edit the syslinux.cfg from the bootfloppy.img using mtools
Just added
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DEFAULT linux24

And now it boots directly from the HDD to the USB pen drive installation very fast and smoothly, and without the USB stick it obviously can't boot.
It's an old Dell inspiron 4100, not supporting USB boot and with a defective CD drive. Very happy with my new DSL USB install.  :)
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