Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 36235
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/12/12 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2005/2/18-20 [Computer/HW/Memory, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:36235 Activity:low
2/18    I have a 64MB USB thumbdrive and I'd like to put a small
        version of knoppix on it to use as a rescue medium. I don't
        want X. I do want all the cool hardware detection that knoppix
        does so well. Any ideas for something already made for this?
        \_  YMMV.  Let me
           know if it works.  I want to do the same for Auditor on 1GB
           ( -John
            \_ Hi John, I found this, but can't find the USB for
               mounting the root FS at bootup. Has an initrd though.
            \_ Hi John, I found this, but it can't find the USB for
               mounting the root FS after bootup. Has an initrd though.
               It is well-documented, but not as cool as knoppix. -brett
               \_ Nifty--I intend to muck around with this sometime next
                  month (don't have any working unix boxes right now) so if
                  you drop me a mail I'll let you know if I figure out
                  how to do it.  It's also tremendously reliant on whether
                  your bios can boot from usb, in what order you load the
                  drivers, etc.  You may also want to look at M0n0BSD
                  ( -- I'll see the author in a few days
                  and can ask him for help.  -John
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Reply with quote Hello Everyone, I'm new to the group, but not to Unix. I've been involved with it since t he early 80's, but haven't used it consisently since then. After a bit of tinkering and looking thru source code, I have successfully been able to boot Knoppix 36 from a 512MB Sandisk cruzer US B key. I want to document the complete process because I know how many of you ar e interested in doing this also. Reply with quote Well it's late and I wish I could do this in more detail, but this is the best I can do for now. I also want to give credit to the other people who've done this with previous versions because it was their info that helped me come up with my method. This is just a draft, and with any version of Unix, there are always many ways of reaching the same results. Next format it with "mkfs vfat" Now mount your flash drive and copy the contents of your remastered version of knoppix from your CD or ISO file so that will fit in the capac ity of your USB flash drive. "cd" to the /boot/isolinux directory and "mv" everything up to the root o f your flash drive and remove the whole "boot" directory. The linuxrc file is slightly different than described in the link in my previous message, but I don't have time to verify any changes I *might* have made. zip" for windows You'll of course need to boot up windows to run the program. The syntax would be "syslinux x:" where "x:" is the drive letter windows sees your flash drive as. I've had to change the 1st boot device in the BIOS to "USB ZIP", it may be different for you. I've only been able to test this so far on an VIA Epia Mii 10000. A couple of times I've gotten to the point where the penguin shows up in the top left (This is just before the "linuxrc" begins executing), and got a "kernel panic" because it's unable to mount the root filesystem and the system halted. I've rebooted and tried again and things started r ight up. I've also tried just typing "knoppix 5" at the boot prompt (whi ch is default anyway) and that seemed to give it whatever delay or encourage ment to work also. I hope this will be enough of a guide to help some of you continue and maybe iron things out a little more by the time I return. At that point I'll be happy to write a How To with explicit detail and directions and add any improvements any of you may have. The BIOS doesn't even recognize the USB drive a s bootable, which seems really weird. I don't think it is a hardware pro blem, because this is a 1 GB PQI iStick. I can boot Damn Small Linux no problem from a smaller PQI iStick on the same Epia ME6000 motherboard. FAT32 filesystem instead of FAT16, and I ran syslinux 211 from Knoppix, not Windows. Reply with quote I'm in a little bit of a rush right now, but I hope also post a message w ith the boot process and messages you should see at each stage. jbreiden, you're right, I don't think FAT32 vs FAT16 should matter, but . I sounds to me since you've been able to boot DSL off your stick, that you're not even getting SYSLINUX to go yet. Are you getting any msgs to indicate the boot process from your stick has started? If you can get that, you're headed in the right direction.... I don't expect to have net access while I'm gone, but if I do, I'll check back. Reply with quote You are right, it doesn't even get to syslinux at boot. The problem seems tied to this thumb drive, since others work. Maybe my motherboard can't boot from USB2 devices, only USB1 (I should look into whether there is a BIOS upgrade). Or maybe there is something special about the 1GB PQI i Stick or how it lays out the tracks/cylinders or something. I tried file system type 6 (FAT16), I tried making the partition smaller (511MB), I t ried syslinux 204 and 211, I tried giving the -s flag on syslinux /dev /sda1, and I tried marking the partition bootable and non-bootable. Reply with quote I have a Toshiba Sattelite 1805-S274 and I just bought a 128 MB Transcend Stick USB 20 Can anyone help me get it to work on Knoppix. My Hard d isk controller has crashed and I have to use Knoppix. I have alsready formatted it on a Win98 and have t ransferred some files on it. Do es anyone know how to get my Notebook modem to work under Knoppix. Reply with quote drmarathe wrote: My Hard disk controller has crashed and I have to use Knoppix. Assuming you're running Knoppix from the live CD: plug the USB key in and boot Knoppix. Knoppix will automatically show an icon for it on the des ktop. From the context menu, you can mount it and change its read-only s tatus to read/write. Assuming you're running a hard disk installation of Knoppix: plug in the USB key (it shouldn't matter whether it's before you boot or after KDE's up, since Knoppix uses "hotplug"). As root, in a console, type mkdir /mnt/sda1 mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 and you should be good to go.
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From Rexploit Note We published our Auditor security collection completely free under the GP L 20 license. If you lik e to support our project, please donate some US$ using the donate button on the left sideb. Thnx to all the people which allready sent us some d onations. It is not very much what we have received until now, when i co mpare it against our hosting and development effort, so please continue to support us. The best projects are about to die without the required s upport from its users. About The Auditor security collection is a Live-System based on KNOPPIX. With n o installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly fro m the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes. Independent of the hardware in use, the Auditor security collection offers a standardised w orking environment, so that the build-up of know-how and remote support is made easier. Even during the planning and development stages, our tar get was to achieve an excellent user-friendliness combined with an optim al toolset. Professional open-source programs offer you a complete tools et to analyse your safety, byte for byte. In order to become quickly pro ficient within the Auditor security collection, the menu structure is su pported by recognised phases of a security check. By this means, you ins tinctively find the right tool for the appropriate task. Current productivity tools such as web browser , editors and graphic tools allow you to create or edit texts and pictur es for reports, directly within the Auditor security platform. Many tool s were adapted, newly developed or converted from other system platforms , in order to make as many current auditing tools available as possible on one CD-ROM. Tools like Wellenreiter and Kismet were equipped with an automatic hardware identification, thus avoiding irritating and annoying configuration of the wireless cards. License note Please note that the complete source codes we have written is published u nder the GPL license. Some tools on the CD got a slightly different lice nse, but no comercial products are integrated. For manually compiled tools, we di d take their source from the different homepages. However, we maintain the right to decide which patches / programs or documents are packed onto the CD-ROM. org Liability The software and the collection are published by Max Moser with no liabil ity. No guarantee or liability claims can be accepted, as Max Moser take s no responsibility or liability for the Auditor security collection or any part thereof.
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