Thursday, October 05, 2006

 

Installing SLAX Linux on Flashdisk




What is SLAX:
SLAX is a Linux Live CD . It does not need to be installed as it boots and runs from a CD drive. It is possible to run SLAX on a computer without a hard disk. There is also an option to run SLAX from RAM, freeing the drive for other uses, such as for a DVD or music CD. SLAX is based on Slackware Linux. SLAX Standard and Kill Bill use KDE as their desktop environment, while Popcorn uses XFCE. Fluxbox is an option in all versions except Frodo for users with a low amount of RAM.

This short tutorial will illustrate how to install SLAX Linux to USB flashdisk using windows NT, XP, 2003.
That was needed by you:
1. The strong intention during always tried when gagal

2. Flashdisk 256 MB or more (to that 128 MB can make SLAX frodo or popcorn)

3. The Linux SLAX compilation (the version 5.1.0 that can be downloaded from http://slax.linux-live.org)
4. Winrar or the other program that can extract ISO files.

5. Syslinux V3. 11 (support Fat32)
6. Cemilan and Cofee :)

Installation steps:
1. To format flashdisk, in the windows explorer right click on flashdisk and chose the format, choose the option FAT32 with quick format.
2. Open the ISO SLAX using winrar that already downloaded. Then extract the file from the ISO to flashdisk

3. Open the boot directory in flashdisk, then copy all files inside to the main flashdisk directory.

4. Download (http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/syslinux-3.11.zip) and the extract syslinux-3.11.zip kedirektori syslinux311 dikomputer

5. Now open windows command prompt (start-run then type cmd) and moved to the directory syslinux311, then moved again kedirektori win32 in the directory syslinux311, then type syslinux.exe f: (with the assumption that flashdrive is f:)

6. save syslinux.cfg to flashdisk

The contents from file syslinux.cfg are:
Display splash.cfg
default slax
prompt 1
timeout 40
F1 splash.txt
F2 splash.cfg

The label slax
kernel vmlinuz
append max loop=255 initrd=initrd.
Gz init=linuxrc load ramdisk=1 prompt ramdisk=0 ramdisk size=4444 root=/dev/ram0 rw

The label linux
kernel vmlinuz
append max loop=255 initrd=initrd.
Gz init=linuxrc load ramdisk=1 prompt ramdisk=0 ramdisk size=4444 root=/dev/ram0 rw

The label memtest
kernel memtest

7. Restart the computer and enter to the BIOS system and set the first boot to usb device (the USBZIP example, USBFLOPPY, USBHDD)
8. Save BIOS seting, then restart.
9. Congratulations the Computer already booting SLAX from flashdisk, during this eat cemilan and drank coffee:)
Note: use this methoed when BIOS supports USB HDD (USB Hard Drive, USB CD) boot Opotions

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