Booting Linux from a USB thumb drive

Sean Kirkby skirkby at
Mon Oct 9 16:30:34 MDT 2006

I am looking for suggestions re: what distro to use to install on a 2.0 GiB USB thumb drive.
In addition to support for booting from the thumb drive on machines with BIOS's that allow that, we also need to have a boot floppy that can boot into an environment in which "/" is on the thumb drive.
I have found lots of references to DSL and Knoppix, but the weak instructions I've been able to find haven't worked so far...
Any suggestions?
Sean Kirkby
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