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Re: Combining all bootdisks on to one single disk (booting via usb-stick, installing from network)

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 07:16:43PM +0200, Gunther Stammwitz wrote:
> Hello Debian-BOOT-gurus,
> I'd like to boot from an usb-stick and start the debian-installer in
> order to install from network (ftp).
> So far I've been able to extract the rescue.bin from the 1.44M disks to
> the usb-stick and run syslinux to make it bootable.

> Everything is fine until the installer asks me to insert the root-disk.
> The stick works like a floppy disk when choosing BOOT-FROM-ZIP.
> How can I add the root.bin and maybe the 5 driver-disks to my usb-stick?
First build the installer for "normal" purpose,
then tweak the build proces for "root+5@USB-stick" purpose.

> It would be an alternative to create a partition table and treat it like
> a harddisk.
just KISS

> Thanks for your help,
> Gunther

Geert Stappers
Keep It Simple Stupid

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