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    Lightbulb syslinux usb distrobutions

    hello my dvd drive has started to go ka-put
    and my friend has purchashed a netbook

    so to kill two birds with one stone i have been trying to build usb distrobutions of some of my favorite live cd's

    im trying to build:
    Ubuntu 9.4
    pmagic 3.7
    sabayon 4.1
    & a live version of my operating system (ubuntu 8.4 currently installed)

    the goal is to have usb drives with all my necessary tools

    now all these distrobution use IsoLinux as there MBR & bootloader

    i have been having trouble finding documentation about installing Syslinux from a unix system

    now me and a friend have done this before but i was installing puppy linux and installed from a win2000 machine
    the basic process was:
    copy syslinux folder to flash drive
    run MBR installer
    extract distro from iso, copy to flash drive
    change isolinux.conf to syslinux.conf
    change isolinux.txt to syslinux.txt
    edit some values
    boot enjoy

    so im asking for help at the best place i know to get answers that i do not know
    now i have everything that i need i think, all the distrobutions a few 2gig flash drives and a copy of syslinux 3.8 (in raw form, make files included) but im shure there is an easier way

    i hope someone will shead some light to my predictiment

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    Re: syslinux usb distrobutions

    unetbootin should help you in creating bootable USB drives from ISOs which you can generate easily from Live CDs using burning software such as Brasero

    dje

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    Re: syslinux usb distrobutions

    Use the Create USB Startup Disk in Ubuntu. You can use any iso, and set how large you want your persistence file to be.
    My system: Dell Precision 670 Two 2.8 Ghz HT Intel Xeons 4 GB Dual Channel DDR2 ATi Radeon HD 3870 X2 Ubuntu 8.10 x86 for now, will have 9.10 x64 soon.

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    Re: syslinux usb distrobutions

    now unetbootin is awesome but it lacks persistance

    i found the usb program you spoke of on the live USB i made

    i would like that peogram on my computer do you have a link to a homepage or somthing?

    i couldnt use it from withen the live usb because of the way squashqs works
    internal fasle partition and ****
    all the programs wouldnt detect (in the live usb) couldnt see the files i saved in the root of the pendrive that was strange

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