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Linux persistent live usb key with HP drivers

Noam Wajnman
Occasional Visitor

Linux persistent live usb key with HP drivers

Dear All,

Is it possible to create a linux live key which is persistent and also includes all HP drivers for Proliant? If so, which distro should I use? Any special steps necessary in creating the persistence?

My goal is to have a usb key which I can use in any proliant server so I can boot up in linux with all drivers/devices functioning.

Looking forward to hear your suggestions.
Thanks,

Noam
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Lucifer Megacruel
Valued Contributor

Re: Linux persistent live usb key with HP drivers

Hello Noam,

You can make use of any Linux dirtro which includes the HP drivers and make use of scripts like mkdistro. Search for mkdistro and there are lot of resources also available on knoppix remastering too ( basically search for linux remastering). I should warn you that it is fairly involved i spent days initially :P. Linux from scratch will also give you clues :).See: www.linuxfromscratch.org/

Ah I remember the old days ( not so old) I had Pentium 2 with 64 MB of ram and I tried to compile gcc 3.x on it. Would be you beleive it took more than an entire night :P I wanted to build linux *from* scratch !.

--Lucifer
"To Denouce the Evils of Truth and Love. To cause may hem and destruction and necromancy , Lucifer is here"
Reiner Rottmann
Frequent Advisor

Re: Linux persistent live usb key with HP drivers

You may use unetbootin [1] together with a CentOS Live ISO. Then boot this USB key and install all your drivers/tools that you want. The latest unetbootin has an option for making your changes persistant.

The next time you boot your key, you will have all previously setup drivers and devices ready.

[1] http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://ftp.uni-bayreuth.de/linux/CentOS/5.5/isos/i386/CentOS-5.5-i386-LiveCD-Release2.iso
Noam Wajnman
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux persistent live usb key with HP drivers

Hi,

Thanks for your suggestions. I will try them out and get back to you.

BR,

Noam
pepe999
Occasional Advisor

Re: Linux persistent live usb key with HP drivers

Hi,

I can recommend pendrivelinux.com. There are manuals how to create persistent usb live drives..

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

Chhaya_Z
Valued Contributor

Re: Linux persistent live usb key with HP drivers

Hi,

  Why dont you try the option of installing a live CD (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc) ont to a pen drive.  A 8 GB drive will do.

Regards,
Chhaya

I am an HP employee.
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