Putting Damn Small Linux (DSL) on USB Pendrive

This walkthrough illustrates how to install Damn Small Linux (DSL) to a USB stick from within Windows. Damn Small Linus is perfect for smaller USB drives.

You’ll need the following:

  • 64MB or larger USB Stick
  • Damn Small Linux
  • HP USB tool (for formatting the stick)
  • Syslinux V2.11

The Process:

  1. Download the HP USB tool and format your stick with the tool using the Fat or Fat32 option.
  2. Download the dsl-embedded.zip
  3. Extract the files from dsl-embedded.zip to your USB stick.
  4. Download and extract syslinux.zip to a directory on your computer.
  5. Run the command prompt in windows (start/run/cmd) and CD to the syslinux directory. Once there simply type syslinux.exe F: (F: being the example drive letter of the USB stick in this system)
  6. Reboot your PC, go into your system BIOS and set your boot order to boot from any selectable USB device. (example USBZIP or USB_HDD)
  7. Save your BIOS settings. On the next reboot, you should have a sucessful launch of Damn Small Linux from USB.

Enjoy! ;)

source [pendrivelinux]

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