Booting Linux from a USB thumb drive

Blake Barnett shadoi at
Mon Oct 9 17:10:52 MDT 2006

On Oct 9, 2006, at 3:30 PM, Sean Kirkby wrote:

> Hello,
> 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?

Tried this[1] guide?  (Requires a working Debian system prior to  
beginning the guide.)

He's also got an automated script[2], but I don't think it supports  
encryption like the guide outlines.



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