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okies so i follow this

The Feather USB Installation Process:

1. Download the HP USB tool and format your stick with the tool using the FAT file system.
2. Download the Feather Linux zip file.
3. Extract the files from feather-0.7.4-usb.zip to your USB stick.
4. Download and extract syslinux.zip to a directory on your computer.
5. Run the command prompt in windows (start/run/cmd) and CD to the syslinux directory. Once there simply type syslinux.exe F: (F: being the example drive letter of the USB stick in this system)
6. Reboot your PC, go into your system BIOS and set your boot order to boot from any selectable USB device. (example USB_ZIP or USB_HDD)
7. Save your BIOS settings. On the next reboot, you should have a sucessful launch of Feather Linux from USB


http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2006/03/25 ... ux-on-usb/



and it still doesn't work :S i've changed the boot order i've checked it's booting from usb before the hard disk confused :S
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I am not sure what you are looking for here.

If you followed the steps properly and if system is capable of booting from USB, then by all rights it should work.

I would suggest you try again. This time, re-read every step carefully and ensure you are doing it as directed and that you receive the aforementioned result.

Obviously your USB key is greater than 128M, yes? :)
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okies i;ve tried again

cmd i typed

d:\syslinux\syslinux.exe i: like it tells me to and cmd does this

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I'll presume you did the previous steps over again.

Same result?
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yeh i deleted everything and started from the beginning and that screen shot is what happened at step 5 :S
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I would think that final step WOULD look like that. It's not necessarily going to flash a "We're all done, and you should be good to go" message in a CMD prompt box.

Have you tried rebooting with the key in? Have you tried disabling cd/hd/fd boot in the sequence? Don't just lower the priority, disable it. If the only thing you have enabled is USB and it doesn't boot, either the image didn't lay down properly to be bootable, or your hardware refuses to boot from USB.

You do have BIOS enabled USB and not the type that requires OS drivers only to function, yes?
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yeh my computer can boot forma usb

it;s running on vista if i press f8 on boot it allows me to pick where i boot from the weird thing it the usb shows up under "hard disks" not "usb bootable devices" :S
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?! You need to be able to boot from bios, not within Windows framework.

Maybe I misunderstand ... but if f8 in your parlance means the windows boot options, you're dead wrong.

You need to go into your bios controls, and disable all other devices (rather than change boot priority -- just the first time to make sure it works). Enable USB boot, and then save and restart bios.
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so disale everything but form a usb? right gotcha :P
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Yes, in the bios. As I said before, it won't need to stay that way -- the point of the exercise is to establish that the pc CAN boot from the USB, so we're eliminating everything else.

If it works, then you just need to re-enable boot from other devices, but place them perhaps further down the boot priority list.
Say, 1. USB, 2. CD/DVD ROM, 3. HD.

If it does NOT work, either the PC does not boot from USB natively and you're hosed or somehow the install was corrupted ... twice. :)

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