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Can I run from USB without HDD? (Solved with syslinux)
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Swank1
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 14:54    Post_subject:  Can I run from USB without HDD? (Solved with syslinux)  

Is it possible to run PL 1.0.4 off of a USB flash drive without a hard drive? I have been trying this with my VIA MII10000 motherboard (which supports USB boot) but I can't get it for the life of me.

I used Puppy through the LiveCD, followed the USB installation instructions in "Setup" but now when I try to boot I get a "Disk Boot Failure". I am using a Corsair 512MB Voyager drive, so I am pretty sure that it is not the problem...
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Ian
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 19:49    Post_subject:  

Try changing your boot options in the BIOS to boot either USB-ZIP or SCSI, if you have these options.
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Swank1
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 20:14    Post_subject:  

I tried USB-ZIP, but I will try SCSI now. It seems like the drive is not being read properly- it is not being recognized as a bootable device.

Does I need to make any special files or changes? Like the equivalent of a boot.ini?
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raffy

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 20:35    Post_subject: syslinux  

This has been discussed many times - the sys command should do it. Try searching for "syslinux" in the forum.
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Swank1
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 12:56    Post_subject:  

Yup, the newest version of syslinux did it.

I just got syslinux ( http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/ ) ran the .exe file on my Windows system. Version 3.09 worked me me.

Windows "Start" > Run > "syslinux.exe x:" where x is your USB disk. It should work after that if you boot the device as a USB-ZIP.

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miamuy


Joined: 01 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2005, 01:19    Post_subject:  

Very Happy will be fixed on next release? had the same problem & it's quite frustrating for a lazy new comer like me Very Happy luckily i learned how to use forums Laughing
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