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
- Download the HP USB tool and format your stick with the tool using the Fat or Fat32 option.
- Download the dsl-embedded.zip
- Extract the files from dsl-embedded.zip to your USB stick.
- Download and extract syslinux.zip to a directory on your computer.
- 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)
- 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)
- Save your BIOS settings. On the next reboot, you should have a sucessful launch of Damn Small Linux from USB.