Live USB

From Organic Design

This article covers troubleshooting and compatibility issues surrounded booting Peerix from USB. There is no USB booting version of Peerix yet. This discussion covers making the ISO CD work on CD memory stick. It's beeter to wait for the proper USB version which will be released in the near future.

Booting a live USB from windows

WARNING: This procedure will re-partition your USB device and erase any existing data on it.

There is an equivalent of the Unix dd utility for windows from unxutils.sourceforge.net, you can then use this to copy the image.

dd for windows requires devices to be named in some internal format like //./PhysicalDrive0, but what the USB drive name is in this format isn't obvious, so WMITools.exe from Microsoft may help here which I'm checking out now. --Nad 20:28, 14 Dec 2006 (NZST)
Run the WMI Object Browser, go to Win32_SystemPartitions.PartComponent in the tree and browse for the physical device name that matches your USB drive, then use this in the dd command.
It seemed to dd onto the drive fine, but wouldn't boot even when I turned off all other boot options leaving only USB --Nad 21:17, 14 Dec 2006 (NZST)
Drive geometry (even though it does not realy exist any more) is important in this case. See this article from the syslinux web site. --Rob 22:22, 14 Dec 2006 (NZST)

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