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Negus Live Linux Series The Official Damn Small Linux Book: The Tiny Adaptable Linux That Runs on Anything by Christopher Negus, John Andrews, Robert Shingledecker

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Chapter 6. Running a Native Pen Drive Install

There are two basic setups for a USB install: USB-ZIP and USB-HDD. Depending on your computer’s BIOS settings, one install may work better than the other. Unfortunately, there does not yet seem to be a standard for USB boot. However, it looks like eventually USB-HDD will become the standard. Many systems will boot one setup but reject another. If you have an older computer (i.e., before 2001), odds are that the BIOS is incapable of booting via USB at all. In addition, many systems are just inconsistent. For instance, some computers require that you turn off quick boot in the BIOS, whereas others require USB keyboard emulation to be turned on; other systems will only boot from the USB ports in ...

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