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Re: fc4 on memory stick



On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 13:47 -0700, Grumpy_Penguin wrote:
> On Monday 09 October 2006 12:14 pm, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > On 10/9/06, Grumpy_Penguin <grumpypenguin qwest net> wrote:
> > > On Monday 09 October 2006 10:42 am, Mike Wright wrote:
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > Spent all yesterday searching google and experimenting but couldn't
> > > > find what I was looking for.
> > > >
> > > > Sometime ago I bought a 1G memory stick for $20US and managed to
> > > > repartition and reformat it and copy enough FC4 onto it to have a
> > > > bootable device, basically turning a USB memory stick into a USB drive.
> > > > It has proven very useful as a recovery tool and as a network debugger.
> > > >
> > > > I'm pretty sure it was done with instructions from a link I found on
> > > > this list.  The instructions were very good, covering everything from
> > > > the MBR to the making of a USB capable initrd.  Unfortunately, I
> > > > haven't a clue where to find it again.
> > > >
> > > > Anybody remember seeing this link or know where it can be found?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for any help,
> > > > Mike Wright  :m)
> > >
> > > Why do it the hard way? jst put a bootable version of DSL [only
> > > 50Mb]linux on a 128 Mb stick and use that
> > > http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/download.html
> >
> > Maybe because:
> > 0) DSL != FC
> > 1) DSL has alot of limitations (especially in the number of available
> > packages)
> So? you're not using it as a main distro just to repair the old one
> >
> > --
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > L. Friedman                                    netllama gmail com
> > LlamaLand                       http://netllama.linux-sxs.org
> 
> -- 
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> Rodgers
> 
Hi
Maybe

http://www.vigla.eclipse.co.uk/

but it is much easier than this - 

Update 10_8_2006

initrd_usb.gz has been created right at the end of a
> > clean FC5 install to a USB disk in "linux expert" mode.
> > After removing the FC5 DVD
> > Cont/Alt/F2
> > chroot /mnt/sysimage
/sbin/mkinitrd --preload=ehci-hcd --preload=ohci-hcd
--preload=usb-storage \
--preload=scsi_mod --preload=sd_mod /boot/initrd_usb.gz \
2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

> > This USB disk boots successfully on two machines with a bit of
tweaking
> > of grub interactively during the first boot and then changing
grub.conf
> > as required.


Works with FC5 (with kde!!) on a 2G Kingston stick
DataTraveler Elite read and write speeds of up to 24MB/sec. and
14MB/sec.
Very usable !!


John



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