somewhat off-topic - booting from USB drive

David Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Wed Jun 7 16:39:40 UTC 2006

gabrielle harrison and Paul van den Bergen wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm trying to diagnose a pair of mostly dead PCs - celeron 700 or there 
> abouts.
> In particular I'm having trouble booting from CD - CDdrive rarely 
> recognised. Will boot from HDD - sometimes.
> I was planning to boot from a USB drive - intending to boot either 
> Ubuntu live or the UBCD toolkit - but just copying the CD contents 
> doesn't seem to be enough...

	Take a look at Damn Small Linux also...
	You can install it to boot from a USB drive, and if the PC in question 
can't boot from USB, there is a floppy diskette image there that you can 
boot from which will make the PC boot from the USB drive...

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