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Operating system: Linux: USB: Feather Linux: Install: How install + boot Feather Linux on USB stick?

Aug 27th, 2009 01:04
techi gity, Knud van Eeden,


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--- Knud van Eeden --- 02 December 2004 - 10:56 pm -------------------
Operating system: Linux: USB: Feather Linux: Install: How install + 
boot Feather Linux on USB stick?
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Steps: Overview:
 1. -Download Feather Linux
      feather-0.6.2-usb.zip
      (file size is 63 megabytes)
     from
      ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/featherlinux/
 2. -Unzip this file to the root '\' of your USB drive
      e.g. using the pkzip command line utility to unzip
           (where in this example k: is your USB drive)
       pkzipc.exe -extract -dir c:\feather-0.6.2-usb.zip k:\
 3. -That will create a directory '\KNOPPIX' and some other files in
     the root containing about 64 megabyte of files (so your USB drive
     should e.g. be at least say 128 megabytes)
 4. -I tried to run the 'syslinux.exe' program from (after unzipping
     the file syslinux-2.11.zip, about 600 kilobytes) from
     http://syslinux.zytor.com
      e.g. type on the MSDOS command line (where k: is in this example
           the drive letter of your USB stick)
       syslinux.exe k:
     but when I tried to boot from this USB on the test computer (I did
     set the BIOS option to boot from USB, during starting up of the
     computer) that did not work.
     So I decided to create a boot diskette instead
     Note: syslinux.exe runs fine under Microsoft Windows XP.
     Note: do not run 'syslinux.COM' instead on Microsoft Windows XP,
      as this program is not designed for this, and will give a write
      to harddisk error because of being 16 bits and the program will
      not run further. You could if your really want let it run by
      setting the 'compatibility mode' for this program ('Start'->'Help
      and support'->'Fixing a problem' ->'Application and software
      problems'->'Getting older programs to run on Microsoft Windows
      XP'->link 'Compatibility wizard' -> browse and select the program
      (e.g. syslinux.com) and choose compatibility with Microsoft
      Windows 98.
 5. -I created a boot diskette
     1. Download the file
         bootusb-1.1.img
        from
         ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/featherlinux/bootusb-1.1.img
        Note: I tried the bootusb.img file first, but that did not
              work. When I booted from this floppy disk, my computer
              did hang and complained about not finding the Knoppix
              files
     2. Put an empty diskette in your floppy drive
     3. Create a boot floppy
 6. -When finished, I put that boot floppy in my computer and the USB
     stick in the test computer.
     1. I booted the computer
     2. This activated the boot floppy
     3. After which Feather Linux started successfully
        on the USB stick
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Tested successfully on:
-Microsoft Windows XP Professional,
-running Feather Linux on an USB stick
-USB stick used was the 1 gigabyte Cruzer SanDisk
 (http://www.sandisk.com/)
-boot floppy created with winimage v7.0
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Internet: see also:
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WinImage: Floppy disk->File: Create: How to create a boot floppy from 
an iso image .img file?
http://www.faqts.com/knowledge_base/view.phtml/aid/32484/fid/1212
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http://www.google.com search for 'feather linux': 
http://featherlinux.berlios.de/download.htm
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