[SATLUG] Making a bootable USB drive

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Mon Apr 11 16:12:39 CDT 2011


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

On 04/11/2011 03:29 PM, buddylee48 wrote:
> If you don't want a livecd version and actually want a installed OS on a
> thumb drive, most distro installers will let you install on any device
> medium. Make sure when selecting how your drives are identified on boot
> (your grub lines, and fstab lines) point to the UUID of the usb device. This
> is about the only real critical component in making a boot-able thumb drive
> with your own custom distro.

I run my router this way. Fortunately for me, the bios boots the
thumbdrive and then the kernel identifies it as sda, so I didn't even
have to do the UUID thing. It was pretty easy.

grub takes forever to boot, though, for whatever reason.


David
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/
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=DFm8
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


More information about the SATLUG mailing list