Boot Miscellany

Not ready for prime time...

Bootable USB drive

Create an ext2 filesystem on the USB drive, and set "bootable" flag on the USB drive.

   -> ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/
   lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root  9 2010-04-13 11:57 usb-HP_v125w_UTa11353000D55-0:0 -> ../../sdb

Make a single ext2 partition on drive:

   -> fdisk /dev/sdb
      [] n,p,1,+25M,
   -> mke2fs /dev/sdb1 -L "multilive"
   -> mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp
   -> chown -R ray /media/multilive
   -> chgrp -R ray /media/multilive

   -> fdisk /dev/sdb
   [Single primary partition.]
   -> parted /dev/sdb
   (parted) toggle 1 boot
   (parted) quit
   -> mke2fs /dev/sdb1
   -> e2label /dev/sdb1 distro