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Posted: Nov. 17 2006,04:55 QUOTE

walmart had a sale on Lexar 256MB USB memory sticks, i got on for about $12 a week ago

so at home all from a windows computer

i re-formated the USB as FAT

Then used ALZip to copy the dsl current.iso file to the USB stick

copied all the files from \boot\isolinix to the \ root on the USB

deleted isolinux.bin

renamed isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg

downloaded the syslinux utility

and to make the USB bootable,  from windows command prompt typed
:> syslinux U:
where U: was the drive letter for the usb stick

boots very nicely on DELL's I use that recognize the USB as a boot option

on older Gateway Astro Pentium Celeron 400Mhz, 64mb and 4GB hard drive formated as FAT32, running dsl from USB is Fast!!. no more disk grinding

Running windowsME on this machine the disk constantly grinding

but I have to boot with a CDROM on the gateway Astro. bios does not boot from usb

then I use
dsl home=hda1 restore=hda1 fromhd=/dev/sda1

where hda1 is the FAT32 hard drive and sda1 is the USB stick

once in awhile this method craps out, dsl can't find /dev/sda1
then I use
dsl home=hda1 restore=hda1 tohd=/dev/sda1

dsl, has also brought back to life an old emachine Pentium Celeron 400Mhz, 128MB, 6gb NTFS hard drive. same as gateway, I have to boot with CDROM
then load from dsl fromhd=/dev/sda1...

also I run a full KNOPPIX 5.0 from a 1G memorex USB stick
split into 2 partitions, 700MB partition for the knoppix.iso and 300mb partion used as /home

I cant beleive how fast the DELL GX260 screams with that setup
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Posted: Dec. 12 2006,08:02 QUOTE

Kingston DataTraveler 512 MB works.

tested on one of the newest HP computers and Computer with a MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD motherboard with AMD 2800+.

I used to be scisofrenic, but we are oke now.
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Posted: Dec. 22 2006,13:05 QUOTE

256 Mb pendrive, installed DSL-N from live disk.
Runs well on desktop system (PIV 1500 Mhz,512 Mb ram)

No luck on my Toshiba Satellite 4600, PIII, 800 Mhz, with same pendrive, as through BIOS there seems to be no USB boot facility. Is there no way I can just point a GRUB line to sda, or something like that? I already upgraded Bios.

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Posted: Dec. 23 2006,01:57 QUOTE

Just got me a San Disk 2GB cruzer and I only uploaded the windows zip bios to it as a file, but it runs like that just fine.
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will198 Offline

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Posted: Mar. 30 2007,07:47 QUOTE


boot from a USB-pen drive works in a IBM Thinkpad X24.

You have to get into de bios and change the booting priority in the harddisk menu, after plug in the stick (hard to find)

puss F12 for boot menu and chose "harddrive"

it will boot... and for me it was very helpfull becouse this thinkpad came with a USB cdrom no recognice by any linux distribution.

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