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Linux distro to boot from 64MB USB Flash Drive

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ow I'm sorry, I can't help you with that, maybe a floppy with a grub bootloader on it will do the job, but I don't know how to do that

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Well, thanks a lot anyway! :D I'll find someway... ;)

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Sorry, I can't help you but for what it's worth you're experiencing the chicken and egg problem. I installed LM9.2 on a 512MB bootable USB flash drive. The bios loads the boot sector just fine. After that, however, LILO doesn't have USB drivers to access the flash disk (it gets as far as LI). Booting off a hard drive and telling LILO that your system is on a USB key doesn't help either. It manages to load the kernel off the USB key but the kernel drivers for USB access can't be loaded (since they are on the USB drive) so the kernel panics. I've heard of a kernel patch for thiis but I've had no luck locating this.


Good luck,



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