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118 <H2 style="margin-top: 0;"><a name="usb-intro"></a>Installation to USB made easy <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
119 <p>Until recently installing <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> on a USB disk would not be such a great idea, because of its size. But since USB devices become cheaper and cheaper, it is an interesting alternative.<br><br>
120 <!--emty-line-->
121 Starting with <b>version 3.1.0</b>, <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> provides an iso file that's ISO-Hybrided. This means (as we read at <a href="http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/Doc/isolinux#HYBRID_CD-ROM.2FHARD_DISK_MODE" target="_blank">the isolynux site</a>) that</p>
122 <!--emty-line-->
123 <p class="otherpage">"the iso file can be booted from either CD-ROM or from a device which BIOS considers a hard disk or ZIP disk, e.g. a USB key or similar. This image can then be copied using any raw disk writing tool (on Unix systems, typically "dd" or "cat") to a USB disk, or written to a CD-ROM using standard CD burning tools.<br>
124 <br>
125 The ISO 9660 filesystem is encapsulated in a partition (which starts at offset zero, which may confuse some systems.) This makes it possible for the operating system, once booted, to use the remainder of the device for persistent storage by creating a second partition."</p>
126
127 <!--emty-line-->
128 <div align="center"><table class="note" border="0" cellpadding="20"><tr><td valign="top"><img src="images/important.png"></td><td>
129 Incorrect use of any raw disk writing tool could cause your<br> operating system (GNU/Linux / Windows) <b>not to boot</b>.<br><br> Confirm the command before you run it.<br></td></tr></table></div>
130
131 <p>So, from any linux box, assuming <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> iso file is in your home directory, and your USB device name is <b><font color="Green">sdc4</font></b>, you just execute the commands:</p>
132
133 <p class="newcode">umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
134 dd if=~/clonezilla-sysresccd-full-mod-3.2.0.iso of=/dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font> bs=512</p>
135
136 <p>And that's it. Your usb device is ready to boot!!!</p>
137
138
139 <H3><a name="usb-free-space"></a>Using the extra space <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
140
141 <p>
142 If your usb device is more than 400MB in size, the above command will leave the remaining space unused. To verify it, execute the command:
143 </p>
144 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">fdisk -l /dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font></p>
145
146 <p style="margin-left: 0;">You should get something similar to this:</p>
147 <!--emty-line-->
148
149 <p class="newcode">
150 Disk /dev/sdc: 1048 MB, 1048576000 bytes<br>
151 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1000 cylinders, total 2048000 sectors<br>
152 Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes<br>
153 Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
154 I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
155 Disk identifier: 0x77a5188f<br>
156 <br>
157 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Device&nbsp;Boot&nbsp;&nbsp;Start&nbsp;&nbsp;End&nbsp;&nbsp;Blocks&nbsp;&nbsp;Id&nbsp;&nbsp;System
158 /dev/sdc1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1&nbsp;&nbsp;384&nbsp;&nbsp;393216&nbsp;&nbsp;17&nbsp;&nbsp;Hidden&nbsp;HPFS/NTFS
159 </p>
160 <p>
161 As you can see, we are currently using 348 out of 1000 cylinders of the disk. The remaining disk space (~600MB) can still be used, executing the following commands<!--not-on-txt--> (user input is displayed in <font color="magenta">magenta</font>, comments are in <font color="#990000">brown</font>)<!--end-not-on-txt-->:
162 </p>
163
164 <p class="newcode">
165 fdisk /dev/<font color="green">sdc</font><br>
166 command (m for help): <font color="magenta">n</font> <font color="#990000">(create new partition)</font><br>
167 command action<br>
168 e extended<br>
169 p primary partition (1-4)<br>
170 <font color="magenta">p</font><br>
171 partition number (1-4): <font color="magenta">4</font> <font color="#990000">(create partition sdc4)</font><br>
172 first cylinder (385-1000, default 385): <br>
173 using default value 385<br>
174 last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{k,m,g} (385-1000, default 1000): <br>
175 using default value 1000<br>
176 <br>
177 command (m for help): <font color="magenta">p</font> <font color="#990000">(display partition table)</font><br>
178 <br>
179 disk /dev/sdc: 1048 mb, 1048576000 bytes<br>
180 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1000 cylinders<br>
181 units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes<br>
182 sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
183 i/o size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
184 disk identifier: 0x77a5188f<br>
185 <br>
186 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;device&nbsp;boot&nbsp;&nbsp;start&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;end&nbsp;&nbsp;blocks&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;id&nbsp;&nbsp;system<br>
187 /dev/sdc1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;384&nbsp;&nbsp;393216&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;17&nbsp;&nbsp;hidden&nbsp;hpfs/ntfs<br>
188 /dev/sdc4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;385&nbsp;&nbsp;1000&nbsp;&nbsp;630784&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;83&nbsp;&nbsp;linux<br>
189 <br>
190 <br>
191 command (m for help): <font color="magenta">t</font> <font color="#990000">(change partition type)</font><br>
192 partition number (1-4): <font color="magenta">4</font><br>
193 hex code (type l to list codes): <font color="magenta">b</font><br>
194 changed system type of partition 4 to b (w95 fat32)<br>
195 <br>
196 command (m for help): <font color="magenta">p</font> <font color="#990000">(display partition table)</font><br>
197 <br>
198 disk /dev/sdc: 1048 mb, 1048576000 bytes<br>
199 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1000 cylinders<br>
200 units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes<br>
201 sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
202 i/o size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
203 disk identifier: 0x77a5188f<br>
204 <br>
205 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;device&nbsp;boot&nbsp;&nbsp;start&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;end&nbsp;&nbsp;blocks&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;id&nbsp;&nbsp;system<br>
206 /dev/sdc1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;384&nbsp;&nbsp;393216&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;17&nbsp;&nbsp;hidden&nbsp;hpfs/ntfs<br>
207 /dev/sdc4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;385&nbsp;&nbsp;1000&nbsp;&nbsp;630784&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;b&nbsp;&nbsp;w95&nbsp;fat32<br>
208 <br>
209 command (m for help): <font color="magenta">w</font> <font color="#990000">(write partition table to disk and exit)</font><br>
210 The partition table has been altered!<br>
211 <br>
212 Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.<br>
213 <br>
214 WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.<br>
215 The kernel still uses the old table. The new table will be used at<br>
216 the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)<br>
217 Syncing disks.
218 </p>
219 <!--emty-line-->
220 <p>
221 At this point you should disconnect and reconnect your usb device. When it's recognised, you can format the partition you've just created
222 </p>
223 <!--emty-line-->
224 <p class="newcode">
225 mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font>
226 </p>
227 <!--emty-line-->
228 <p>
229 The partition is now ready for use!!!
230 </p>
231 <!--emty-line-->
232 <H2><a name="usb-hard"></a>Installing the "hard" way <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
233 <!--emty-line-->
234 <p>If the "easy" way does not work there is an alternative; you will use the <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> ISO file (or CD) to copy and modify a couple of files on the USB disk, and finally make it bootable, using <a href="http://syslinux.zytor.com" target="_blank">syslinux</a> and its configuration file <b>syslinux.cfg</b>.</p>
235 <!--emty-line-->
236 <div align="center"><table class="note" border="0" cellpadding="20"><tr><td valign="top"><img src="images/important.png"></td><td>
237 Incorrect use of syslinux could cause your operating system<br> (GNU/Linux / Windows) <b>not to boot</b>.<br><br> Confirm the command before you run it.<br></td></tr></table></div>
238 <!--emty-line-->
239 <p>The only thing that's important is that your USB disk must contain a VFAT (Windows 98 or DOS) file system. If this is not the case, refer to the section "<a href="#trouble">Troubleshooting</a>", to find out how you can format it, before copying files to it.<br><br>
240 <!--emty-line-->
241 The bootable USB disk creation procedure can be performed either from Linux or Windows.</p>
242 <!-- note -->
243 <div align="center"><table class="note" border="0" cellpadding="20"><tr><td valign="top"><img src="images/info.png"></td><td>
244 If you want to create a bootable USB flash drive for this version<br>
245 or later, remember to use the syslinux command from <b>syslinux<br>
246 3.71 or later</b>. Otherwise the boot menu won't work.</td></tr></table></div>
247 <!-- Installation from Linux -->
248 <H3><a name="linux"></a>Installation from Linux <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
249 <p>There are two ways you can proceed, if you are going to use Linux to perform the USB installation, either using a running linux box, or using <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b>.<br><br>
250 <!--emty-line-->
251 I will assume that you have saved <b>clonezilla-sysresccd-full-mod-3.1.0.iso</b> in your home directory (<b><font color="Green">~</font></b>).</p>
252 <!--emty-line-->
253 <H3><a name="lin-box"></a>Using a linux box [<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</H3>
254 <p>If you already have a linux box up and running, you can use it to create your <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> USB, without even having to burn it to CD beforehand. The only thing here is that you have to have <a href="http://syslinux.zytor.com" target="_blank">syslinux</a> installed.<br><br>
255 <!--emty-line-->
256 I will assume that your CD drive is <b>/dev/<font color="Green">sr0</font></b> and that your USB device is <b>/dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></b>. You may have to change any of them to reflect your system configuration.<br><br>
257 <!--emty-line-->
258 Boot into linux, connect your USB device and execute the following commands:</p>
259 <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/mycd<br>
260 mount <font color="Green">~</font>/clonezilla-sysresccd-full-mod-3.1.0.iso /mnt/mycd -o loop<br>
261 mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
262 mount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font> /mnt/usbdevice<br>
263 cp -r /mnt/mycd/* /mnt/usbdevice<br>
264 umount /mnt/mycd; rmdir /mnt/mycd<br>
265 cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
266 rm isolinux/*.cfg<br>
267 mv isolinux/* .<br>
268 rmdir isolinux<br>
269 cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
270 rmdir /mnt/usbdevice</p>
271 <!--emty-line-->
272 <p>Finally make your USB device bootable, by executing</p>
273 <p class="newcode">syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
274 <p>and you are done.</p>
275 <!--emty-line-->
276 <H4><a name="lin-sys"></a>Using Clonezilla-SysRescCD [<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</H4>
277 <p>If you already burnt <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> to CD, you can use it to create your <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> USB.<br><br>
278 <!--emty-line-->
279 I will assume that your CD drive is <b>/dev/<font color="Green">sr0</font></b> and that your USB device is <b>/dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></b>. You may have to change any of them to reflect your system configuration.<br><br>
280 <!--emty-line-->
281 Boot <b>SystemRescueCD </b> using the option <b>To RAM</b>, and when it is fully loaded, execute the following commands:</p>
282 <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/mycd<br>
283 mount /dev/<font color="Green">sr0</font> /mnt/mycd <br>
284 mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
285 mount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font> /mnt/usbdevice<br>
286 cp -r /mnt/mycd/* /mnt/usbdevice<br>
287 umount /mnt/mycd<br>
288 cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
289 rm isolinux/*.cfg<br>
290 mv isolinux/* .<br>
291 rmdir isolinux<br>
292 cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
293 <!--emty-line-->
294 <p>Finally make your USB device bootable, by executing</p>
295 <p class="newcode">syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
296 <p>and you are done.</p>
297
298
299 <!-- Installation from Windows -->
300 <H3><a name="windows"></a>Installation from Windows <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
301 <p>Installing <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> from Windows is as easy as it is in Linux. You have to burn <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> to CD or use a CD/DVD ROM emulator software like <a href="http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/announcements.php" target="_blank">Daemon Tools</a> to mount the ISO file.<br><br>
302 <!--emty-line-->
303 I will assume that your USB device is drive <b><font color="Green">K:</font></b> and your CD drive or mounted ISO file is drive
304 <b><font color="Green">D:</font></b>. You may have to change any of them, in order to reflect your system configuration.<br><br>
305
306 You will have to</p>
307
308 <ul>
309 <li>Copy all files from drive <b><font color="Green">D:</font></b> (CD or mounted ISO file) to drive <b><font color="Green">K:</font></b> (USB disk)</li>
310 <li>Delete <b><u>all</u> cfg</b> files from <b><font color="Green">K:</font>isolinux</b></li>
311 <li>Move all files from <b><font color="Green">K:</font>isolinux</b> to <b><font color="Green">K:</font></b></li>
312 <li>Delete folder <b><font color="Green">K:</font>isolinux</b> </li>
313 </ul>
314 <p>Now all you have to do is make your USB disk bootable. In order to do that you have to open a DOS window (in Windows XP press "<b>Start / Run </b>" and type <b>cmd</b>). Then type at DOS prompt:</p>
315 <p class="newcode"><font color="Green">K:</font><br>
316 cd utils/bootprog<br>
317 syslinux -ma <font color="Green">K:</font></p>
318
319 <!-- Booting from USB -->
320 <H3><a name="booting"></a>Booting from USB <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
321 <p>Before trying to boot from your USB device, you have to set your boot device at your BIOS. This means you have to reboot having your USB device connected, get into your BIOS (usually pressing DEL) and make the appropriate settings in the BOOT section.<br><br>
322 <!--emty-line-->
323 Booting <b>Clonezilla Live</b> should not be a problem. Just select the desired option and press ENTER to boot.<br><br>
324 <!--emty-line-->
325 Booting <b>SystemRescueCD</b> has been made equally simple with <b>SystemRescueCD v 1.0.0</b>, so you shouldn't have any problem (option <b>cdroot</b> is not required any more).<br><br>
326 <!--emty-line-->
327 If you have any problems here, you may try adding any of these boot parameters:</p>
328 <p class="newcode">usbstick<br>
329 doscsi</p>
330
331
332
333
334 <!-- Troubleshooting -->
335 <H3><a name="trouble"></a>Troubleshooting <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
336 <p>Whether you can successfully boot from a USB disk or not, depends mainly on your BIOS. Chances are that you will not be able to boot on an old computer, with an old (and possibly buggy) BIOS. So I would recommend testing your <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD USB</b> on a new computer.</p>
337 <ul>
338 <li><p style="margin-left: 0;"><b>I can't boot (I don't even see the splash screen)</b><br>
339 or <b>Clonezilla Live does not boot</b><br>
340 <!--emty-line-->
341 The first thing you should do is double check your BIOS settings. Reboot having your USB device connected, get into your BIOS (usually pressing DEL) and make the appropriate settings in the BOOT section.<br><br>
342 <!--emty-line-->
343 If you are on linux, check that the partition on the USB disk is active (bootable), executing:</p>
344 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">fdisk -l /dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font></p>
345 <p style="margin-left: 0;">You should get something similar to this:</p>
346 <!--emty-line-->
347
348 <p class="newcode">
349 Disk /dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font>: 1031 MB, 1031798272 bytes<br>
350 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 983 cylinders<br>
351 Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes<br>
352 <br>
353 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Device&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="Red">Boot</font>&nbsp;&nbsp;Start&nbsp;&nbsp;End&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Blocks&nbsp;&nbsp;Id&nbsp;&nbsp;System<br>
354 /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="Red">*</font>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1&nbsp;&nbsp;983&nbsp;&nbsp;1006576&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;6&nbsp;&nbsp;FAT16<br>
355 </p>
356 <!--emty-line-->
357 <p style="margin-left: 0;"><br>If the partition is not active (no astrisk), execute:</p>
358 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">fdisk /dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font></p>
359 <p style="margin-left: 0;">and issue "Command: " <b>a</b> (toggle a bootable flag) and "Partition number:" <b><font color="Green">4</font></b> (for <b>/dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></b>).<br><br>
360 <!--emty-line-->
361 If you are on Windows, this is taken care of by syslinux (parameters -ma).<br><br>
362 <!--emty-line-->
363 If you still have problems booting, you should try to execute</p>
364 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">syslinux -s /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
365 <p style="margin-left: 0;">from Linux, or</p>
366 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">syslinux -sma <font color="Green">K:</font></p>
367 <p style="margin-left: 0;">from Windows (from folder <b><font color="Green">K:</font>syslinux</b>).<br><br>
368 <!--emty-line-->
369 syslinux man page reads:</p>
370 <!--emty-line-->
371 <p class="otherpage" style="margin-left: 0px;"><b>(Option) -s</b><br>
372 Install a "safe, slow and stupid" version of syslinux. This version may work <br>
373 on some very buggy BIOSes on which syslinux would otherwise fail. If you find <br>
374 a machine on which the -s option is required to make it boot reliably, please <br>
375 send as much info about your machine as you can, and include the failure mode.</p></li>
376 <!--emty-line-->
377 <li><p style="margin-left: 0;"><b>I still can't boot</b><br>
378 In this case you will have to format your USB disk.<br><br>
379 <!--emty-line-->
380 If you are using linux to perform the installation, execute the command:</p>
381 <!--emty-line-->
382 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">mkdosfs -F 16 /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
383 <!--emty-line-->
384 <p style="margin-left: 0;">to create a FAT16 file system, or</p>
385 <!--emty-line-->
386 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
387 <!--emty-line-->
388 <p style="margin-left: 0;">to create a FAT32 file system.<br><br>
389 <!--emty-line-->
390 When you are done go back to section "<a href="#linux">Installation from Linux</a>".<br><br>
391 <!--emty-line-->
392 If you are on Windows, you should download the <a href="http://h50178.www5.hp.com/local_drivers/17550/SP27608.exe" target="_blank">HP-USB Format tool</a>, install it and format your USB drive using the Fat or Fat32 option. This program can be used to format USB devices that won't boot properly when formatted with Windows format tool.<br><br>
393 <!--emty-line-->
394 When you are done go back to section "<a href="#windows">Installation from Windows</a>".</p></li>
395 <!--emty-line-->
396 <li><b>I still can't boot (after formating)</b><br>
397 Things are getting tough!!! Try to format your USB disk using the option you did not use previously. So, if you have created a FAT32 file system, create a FAT16 file system this time, and recreate <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> on USB.<br><br>
398 <!--emty-line-->
399 If nothing works, you are out of luck; you will not be able to use <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD USB</b> on this computer... If you do manage to boot it, please <a href="mailto:&#115;&#110;&#103;&#064;&#104;&#101;&#108;&#108;&#117;&#103;&#046;&#103;&#114;?subject=Success booting Clonezilla-SysRescCD v 3.1.0 USB">send me</a> a message.</li>
400 <!--emty-line-->
401 <li><b>SystemRescueCD does not boot</b><br>
402 Ok, you have managed to get to the splash screen and successfully booted <b>Clonezilla Live</b>. But you still can't boot <b>SystemRescueCD</b>.<br><br>
403 <!--emty-line-->
404 Refer to section <a href="#booting">Booting from USB</a> to find out the boot parameters you can use with <b>SystemRescueCD</b>.
405 </li>
406 </ul>
407
408
409 <!-- Customizing sysresc.cfg -->
410 <H3><a name="cfg"></a>Customizing sysresc.cfg <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
411 <p>As stated previously, <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD USB</b> is booted by <b>syslinux</b> through its configuration file <b>syslinux.cfg</b>. This file loads <b>sysresc.cfg</b> in order to boot <b>SystemRescueCD</b>.<br><br>
412 <!--emty-line-->
413 If you have to specify any additional boot parameters for <b>SystemRescueCD</b>, you may want to write these changes to the configuration file, so that you don't have to insert them by hand every time.<br><br>
414 <!--emty-line-->
415 The procedure to do that is the following:<br><br>
416 <!--emty-line-->
417 Boot <b>SystemRescueCD</b> (or if that's not possible yet, bot <b>Clonezilla Linux</b> and get to the command line) using the option <b>To RAM</b>, and when it is fully loaded, execute the following commands:</p>
418 <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
419 mount /dev/<font color="Green">[device]</font> /mnt/usbdevice <br>
420 cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
421 cp sysresc.cfg sysresc.bak<br>
422 sed 's|<font color="Red">scandelay=5</font>|<font color="Red">scandelay=<font color="Green">x</font> [additional params]</font>|' <br>
423 sysresc.cfg &gt; sys.cfg<br>
424 mv sys.cfg sysresc.cfg<br>
425 cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">[device]</font><br>
426 syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">[device]</font><br>
427 reboot</p>
428 <!--emty-line-->
429 <p>where <b><font color="Green">x</font></b> is a number from 1 to 10.</p>
430 <!--emty-line-->
431 <p>After executing these commands, you will have a new <b>sysresc.cfg</b> file, and a backup file called <b>sysresc.bak</b> (in case things go wrong).<br><br>
432 <!--emty-line-->
433 If, for example, you want to increase the device scan delay to maximum, the above commands would become:</p>
434 <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
435 mount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font> /mnt/usbdevice <br>
436 cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
437 cp sysresc.cfg sysresc.bak<br>
438 sed 's|<font color="Red">scandelay=5</font>|<font color="Red">scandelay=<font color="Green">10</font></font>|' sysresc.cfg &gt; sys.cfg<br>
439 mv sys.cfg sysresc.cfg<br>
440 cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
441 syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
442 reboot</p>
443 <!--emty-line-->
444 <p>If, in addition to that, you had to use the boot parameter <b><font color="Red">usbstick</font></b>, then it would be:</p>
445 <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
446 mount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font> /mnt/usbdevice <br>
447 cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
448 cp sysresc.cfg sysresc.bak<br>
449 sed 's|<font color="Red">scandelay=5</font>|<font color="Red">scandelay=<font color="Green">10</font> usbstick</font>|' sysresc.cfg &gt; sys.cfg<br>
450 mv sys.cfg sysresc.cfg<br>
451 cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
452 syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
453 reboot</p>
454 <!--emty-line-->
455 <p>In case something goes wrong with your new settings, you can always rename <b>sysresc.bak</b> to <b>sysresc.cfg</b>, either from linux or Windows.</p>
456
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