Joined: Dec. 2004
||Posted: Dec. 15 2004,21:18
I have a bootable usb stick which i use to store dos and windows tools i need for work. I first formatted the stick fat32 in WinXP, than made it bootable on a system i booted of a win98 floppy using the Sys command.
I wanted to add Linux to the stick but still be able to use it with dos and windows. This is how i got it working.
1. I downloaded the dsl-0.9.0.iso file and opened it with winimage. I think the're other programs which can open an iso file, but winimage was already installed and did the job.
2. i extracted the 3 directory's to the usb sticks root.
3. downloaded loadlin and extracted the loadlin.exe in the usb sticks root.
(actually i copied the loadlin.exe that came with the Runt distro, Runt boots of usb but is commandline only)
4. i wrote a linux.bat that has the next line:
\loadlin \boot\isolinux\linux24 initrd=\boot\isolinux\minirt24.gz root=\knoppix\knoppix -ro
5. i can boot the stick into dos, than type linux and the pinguins start running.
I just have a few problems and questions:
1. during boot, the Xserver starts asking some configurations options
2. linuxrc doesn't automaticly mount the machines local harddisk partitions
3. how can store my settings for X and firefox, How can i keep the files i store in my homedir
I hope someone can help me further on this exciting project
USB Stick: Kingston Data Traveler 2.0 256MB
Pc: HP Compaq D530 USDT (P4 2.8GHz, 1GB DDR, Intel internal vga)