[Linux-ham] Linux on a Flash Drive

Norman Young normany27597 at bellsouth.net
Sun Jul 15 21:55:48 EDT 2007

Hey, Rob and Don!

Just so happens I spent all of yesterday afternoon setting up Knoppix on a 1 gig flash drive and DSL on a 128 Mb flash.  I tried to do both as bootable drives per instructions I found online, but I could not get them to boot.  I finally settled for copying the ISOs to each drive and using the "bootfrom" cheatcodes for each.  Not sure what I was doing wrong.   I still have to begin the boot from a CD, but as soon as it finds the ISO on the flash, I can remove the CD.  

I also set up DSL to run within Windows using QEMU,and that worksa little slow, but otherwise well.  If I could just get up the nerve to partition a portion of my HD for storage, I'd be in business...

However,I have an older computer that is a really good candidate for an attempt at a DSL install, but it doesn't have a network card.  What kind of problems would I have downloading some of the MyDSL or Debian packages onto a CD in Windows and then uploading it onto the offline DSL machine?  

Oh, and the net sounds like a great idea!



Message: 3
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 09:05:33 -0400
From: Rob Rousseau <ki4bke at nc.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [Linux-ham] Questions !!
To: Amateur Radio meets Linux <linux-ham at trilug.org>,
donroden at hiwaay.net
Message-ID: <46543C1D.2020104 at nc.rr.com>
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You can try running RUNT on it. It is a homebrewed linux distro created
right here in Raleigh.
It works very well.
-Rob, KI4BKE

donroden at hiwaay.net wrote:
> Hello All,
> I just bought a USB Flash Drive and would like to use it as the drive where I
> store the Linux OS and all the ham progrms that use linux. I think this way,
> if I have the drive plugged into the USB, the bootup will be linux, and if I
> don't plug it in , I will get a normal boot. What flavor linux does everyone
> prefer? I'm starting from scratch, and would like to "get it right".
> Thanks
> Don WA4NPL
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