Booting a USB flash stick with 2 drives .....

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by NGRhodes, Dec 19, 2009.

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  1. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    So I've got a nice cheap 8GB USB stick from my local Supermarket.
    Its a Maxell and strangely shows as 2 drives, having a small 1mb drive and an 8gb partition (the 1mb partition had some Windows encryption software on). Show us as SDB and SDC in Ubuntu.

    I've copied Ubuntu 9.10 liveCD to the 2nd drive (as first is too small of course).

    Annoyingly it will only boot from the first drive.

    So I'm sat here trying to workout how to configure syslinux to boot from the 1mb drive and somehow load the liveCD from the 2nd drive.

    If that is not possible I will have to have a go with Grub...

    So far I have managed to get syslinux bootloader installed on the first drive and copied the syslinux files from the liveCD on the first drives partition, but not sure how to go about configuring it to load the OS from the 2nd drive.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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  2. phaedrus

    phaedrus Registered Member

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    Would it not be easier to reformat the drive and/or delete the 1st partition?
     
  3. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    They are separate drives, not separate partitions.
     
  4. phaedrus

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    Ah...I see...How odd.
     
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