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Boot Knoppix from a USB Drive via Floppy

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Since the miniroot was larger than 1.44MB, the size it needed to be in order to fit on a floppy, the easiest "diet" for it consisted of mercilessly ripping out all the modules that were not needed for booting. The SCSI modules could go... so could the CD-related ones... the important thing to remember was that the miniroot's job is to simply boot a very basic Linux environment and immediately turn control over to Knoppix - which still had every bell and whistle it came with (the Knoppix image itself remained untouched; the miniroot being tweaked was only a copy.) If it became necessary, I'd get a crowbar and start ripping out other bits... fortunately, this was not required, since removing all modules other than the "usb"- and "hci"-related ones left the miniroot below critical mass.
 read more | mail this link | score:5054 | -Ray, July 8, 2005
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