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Old 11-20-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default How to make a bootable USB Drive

Hi,

Wanting to put Dam Small Linux on a flash drive so I can boot of it.

Can someone provide me (or link to) a free tool that does that?

The DSL is in a .ISO file.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Use dd

How to Create an ISO File in Linux - wikiHow
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Hi WYSIWUG

Try UNetbootin > Here
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try this


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Old 11-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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@Wildcat

I used that, but it wont transfer the kernel onto the drive. When it boots it drops me to a very limited shell, even the command "ls -l" wont work.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:44 AM   #6
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This website Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux will help you do what ever you want to do with your USB and Linux distros.. Good software.
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I used that, but it wont transfer the kernel onto the drive. When it boots it drops me to a very limited shell, even the command "ls -l" wont work.
Oh dear ... what OS are you on WYSIWUG ?
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for no more then 4 days ago i tried out DSL myself in the same way that you want to do it. (via Bootable USB)
I used the UNetbootin Wildcat are referring to and i downloaded the ZIP download of DSL (Not the .ISO)
it worked like a charm. if you are having trouble with the .ISO file, then try UNetbootin with the ZIP file instead of the .ISO
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GreatorEvil has the easiest answer.

You use that program to install Linux on a USB and make it bootable. You can then boot into the Linux installation and configure changes.
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Microsoft Windows eXPerience Professional.

Is the only OS I will ever use on my computers.
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