thorough/easy tutorial for booting linux from CF card?

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  1. philvia

    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    anyone know of one?
     
  2. philvia

    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    ok how do you boot off of a CF card period? lol.
    i have to partition it or something, and i cant find much of anything for windows.
     
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    It's much easier if you buy a CF->IDE adaptor. Then the BIOS will see it as an internal hard disk, and you can install the OS onto it.
     
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    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    i have it hooked up on a sata adapter... if that matters
    no floppy/cd drive

    i want to prepare the cf card on my pc (laptop) and put it in the sata adapter, start the other pc, and have it boot/install from the card.

    i do have an ide adapter, but i cant hook that up to my laptop

    i was following this tutorial (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromCForUSBStick) it said to use fdisk /dev/sdb but the terminal is telling me it can't be opend
    :(
     
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    Not gonna work. The installer has to make decisions about which versions of system files to use, and how to configure device drivers, according to the hardware the installer is running on. Even if you install Linux onto the CF card using your laptop, you'll install a version of Linux that won't necessarily understand how to run on the totally different hardware in your other computer.

    Borrow a CD drive from a friend.
     
  6. philvia

    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    i dont want to install linux from laptop to the card, just prepare it with the install files. then hook it up to my pc i want to install on, and boot/install from the card like you would with a cd.

    i found out the device wasn't on /sdb/ it was on /sdc.. so i got almost done with the tutorial. right now i'm stuck on moving files in the terminal LOL linux is annoying
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    Yeah, it doesn't get much better for a while. It's like learning another language.
     

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