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How I Got Puppy To Install On USB/Pendrive with Grub 2
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lindylex

Joined: 09 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Apr 2014, 13:51    Post_subject:  How I Got Puppy To Install On USB/Pendrive with Grub 2
Sub_title: Mulitple OS on USB/Pendrive
 

How I Got Puppy To Install On USB/Pendrive with Grub 2

[ Goal ]
Create a usb stick with multiple rescue and Linux versions.

1.
I use unetbootin to give me an idea of how it creates files for the following is slacko-5.7.0-PAE.iso

Install unetbootin and install slacko-5.7.0-PAE.iso to the usb/pendrive drive.

Copy all the files it creates to a different location. These are the files that were created.

boot.cat
boot.msg
help2.msg
help.msg
initrd.gz
isolinux.bin
isolinux.cfg
ldlinux.sys
logo.16
memdisk_6.02
menu.c32
puppy_slacko_5.7.0.sfs
README.HTM
syslinux.cfg
ubnfilel.txt
ubnpathl.txt
vmlinuz

2.

Use the following instructions to create a bootable usb stick.

http://www.jayway.com/2012/07/04/creating-a-linux-multi-os-installation-usb-stick/

This tutorial has an error. When yo get to this “grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sdb”

Change directory to the root-directory of the mounted usb/pendrive and execute this instead.

grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=mnt /dev/sdb

“sdb” will change based on how your system mounted the drive.

3.

On the usb/pendrive make the following directory structure “/boot/slacko_puppy/”

cd

to mounted usb/pendrive

mkdir boot

change to boot

cd boot

make the sub-directory “slacko_puppy”

mkdir slacko_puppy

Copy the files from instruction number 1.

boot.cat
boot.msg
help2.msg
help.msg
initrd.gz
isolinux.bin
isolinux.cfg
ldlinux.sys
logo.16
memdisk_6.02
menu.c32
puppy_slacko_5.7.0.sfs
README.HTM
syslinux.cfg
ubnfilel.txt
ubnpathl.txt
vmlinuz

to

/boot/slacko_puppy/

On the usb/pendrive

4.

Edit or create on the usb/pendrive the following file.

gedit mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg

This is the grub file on the usb/pendrive. Add the following to the mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg file.

menuentry "Puppy Linux" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linux /boot/slacko_puppy/vmlinuz pmedia=usbhd psubdir=/boot/slacko_puppy/ pfix=fsck
initrd /boot/slacko_puppy/initrd.gz
}

That is it. To add additional OS I would recommend using unetbootin to extract the file it creates and copy them to a different location within /boot/ and rerun.

grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=mnt /dev/sdb

and edit mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg to add additional OS.
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SpottedDog

Joined: 22 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 14:20    Post_subject:  

Being a linux noob, I just used YUMI on an M$ XP machine, loaded multiple .iso on one stick.

There are Linux versions avalable.
Check it out here:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/
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