есть ноут. Древний, точнее плата от него и матрица. У него есть два usb 1.1 порта. Идеальный дистрибутив для него - Finnix я считаю. Но как сделать чтобы этот Finnix загрузился с флэшки? Кому удавалось?
вот что на официальном сайте написано. Кто делал похожее как вы делали?
The most popular method of booting a USB flash drive is making it emulate a Zip drive. This seems to be the most supported method across the most motherboards, oddly enough. This method has several caveats, though:
The drive has to be partitioned in a certain way, namely with the primary partition as #4, and with 64 heads, 32 sectors and not more than 1024 cylinders. This method WILL destroy all data on the device. Once you have your USB flash drive set up in a compliant manner, you can tell finnix-thumbdrive to skip partitioning and just overwrite files on the existing partition. The 1024 cylinder limit effectively limits the 4th partition to 1GB. If your flash drive is over 1GB, you will have to create a second partition as #1, #2 or #3, with the rest of the space. If you do have a >1GB drive and end up needing to create 2 partitions, keep in mind that Windows will, for some reason, only be able to see the first allocated partition on a USB flash drive. However, in this method, the first allocated partition will be the one you created manually. So if you have a 4GB flash drive and use the USB-ZIP method, you'll have a 1GB «hidden» bootable Finnix partition on #4 that Windows cannot see, and a 3GB partition on #1 that Windows can see. (Linux and Mac OS X will see both partitions without problem.) The finnix-thumbdrive utility within Finnix is designed to set up USB flash drives as USB-ZIP, to copy all necessary Finnix files to the USB flash drive, and to modify the Finnix boot loader config files to boot off a USB flash drive.