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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by USB_Me, Jun 12, 2005.

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  1. USB_Me

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    Is it possible to boot the OS from a USB memory key without any hard drive? I'm assuming you can configure the BIOS to read the USB port during start up.
     
  2. yeh there is a linux on sourceforge.net that can be used from a 512mb usb memory stick. I cant remember what it is called but I have seen it on there.
     
  3. trickyricky

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    Indeed - there are several Linux distros that can be booted and run from a USB drive. One that springs to mind is Slax, which can be run from a 128Mb USB flash drive. Slax is at http://slax.linux-live.org/ and there are many others listed at http://www.distrowatch.com
     
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    This weekend I read an article about this topic. I'll summarize:

    Use winimage to copy bootusb.img to the stick

    Use small Linux distro's like Damn Small Linux, Bonzai Linux or Feather Linux.

    To create a MS-DOS USB stick use the HP USB format utility and a MS-DOS bootdisk.
     
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