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78 sng 28 <H2>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</H2>
79     <H3>Documentation: Installing on USB</H3>
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107    
108     <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>
109     <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>
110     <!--emty-line-->
111     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>
112     <!--emty-line-->
113     <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>
114     <br>
115     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>
116    
117     <!--emty-line-->
118     <div align="center"><table class="note" border="0" cellpadding="20"><tr><td valign="top"><img src="images/important.png"></td><td>
119     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>
120    
121     <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>
122    
123     <p class="newcode">umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
124 sng 77 dd if=~/clonezilla-sysresccd-full-mod-3.1.0.iso of=/dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font> bs=512</p>
125 sng 28
126     <p>And that's it. Your usb device is ready to boot!!!</p>
127    
128    
129 sng 77 <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>
130 sng 28
131 sng 77 <p>
132     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:
133     </p>
134     <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">fdisk -l /dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font></p>
135    
136     <p style="margin-left: 0;">You should get something similar to this:</p>
137 sng 28 <!--emty-line-->
138 sng 77
139     <p class="newcode">
140     Disk /dev/sdc: 1048 MB, 1048576000 bytes<br>
141     64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1000 cylinders, total 2048000 sectors<br>
142     Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes<br>
143     Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
144     I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
145     Disk identifier: 0x77a5188f<br>
146     <br>
147     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Device&nbsp;Boot&nbsp;&nbsp;Start&nbsp;&nbsp;End&nbsp;&nbsp;Blocks&nbsp;&nbsp;Id&nbsp;&nbsp;System
148     /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
149     </p>
150     <p>
151     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-->:
152     </p>
153    
154     <p class="newcode">
155     fdisk /dev/<font color="green">sdc</font><br>
156     command (m for help): <font color="magenta">n</font> <font color="#990000">(create new partition)</font><br>
157     command action<br>
158     e extended<br>
159     p primary partition (1-4)<br>
160     <font color="magenta">p</font><br>
161     partition number (1-4): <font color="magenta">4</font> <font color="#990000">(create partition sdc4)</font><br>
162     first cylinder (385-1000, default 385): <br>
163     using default value 385<br>
164     last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{k,m,g} (385-1000, default 1000): <br>
165     using default value 1000<br>
166     <br>
167     command (m for help): <font color="magenta">p</font> <font color="#990000">(display partition table)</font><br>
168     <br>
169     disk /dev/sdc: 1048 mb, 1048576000 bytes<br>
170     64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1000 cylinders<br>
171     units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes<br>
172     sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
173     i/o size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
174     disk identifier: 0x77a5188f<br>
175     <br>
176     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;device&nbsp;boot&nbsp;&nbsp;start&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;end&nbsp;&nbsp;blocks&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;id&nbsp;&nbsp;system<br>
177     /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>
178     /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>
179     <br>
180     <br>
181     command (m for help): <font color="magenta">t</font> <font color="#990000">(change partition type)</font><br>
182     partition number (1-4): <font color="magenta">4</font><br>
183     hex code (type l to list codes): <font color="magenta">b</font><br>
184     changed system type of partition 4 to b (w95 fat32)<br>
185     <br>
186     command (m for help): <font color="magenta">p</font> <font color="#990000">(display partition table)</font><br>
187     <br>
188     disk /dev/sdc: 1048 mb, 1048576000 bytes<br>
189     64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1000 cylinders<br>
190     units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes<br>
191     sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
192     i/o size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes<br>
193     disk identifier: 0x77a5188f<br>
194     <br>
195     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;device&nbsp;boot&nbsp;&nbsp;start&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;end&nbsp;&nbsp;blocks&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;id&nbsp;&nbsp;system<br>
196     /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>
197     /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>
198     <br>
199     command (m for help): <font color="magenta">w</font> <font color="#990000">(write partition table to disk and exit)</font><br>
200     The partition table has been altered!<br>
201     <br>
202     Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.<br>
203     <br>
204     WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.<br>
205     The kernel still uses the old table. The new table will be used at<br>
206     the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)<br>
207     Syncing disks.
208     </p>
209     <!--emty-line-->
210     <p>
211     At this point you should disconnect and reconnect your usb device. When it's recognised, you can format the partition you've just created
212     </p>
213     <!--emty-line-->
214     <p class="newcode">
215     mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font>
216     </p>
217     <!--emty-line-->
218     <p>
219     The partition is now ready for use!!!
220     </p>
221     <!--emty-line-->
222 sng 28 <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>
223     <!--emty-line-->
224     <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>
225     <!--emty-line-->
226     <div align="center"><table class="note" border="0" cellpadding="20"><tr><td valign="top"><img src="images/important.png"></td><td>
227     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>
228     <!--emty-line-->
229     <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>
230     <!--emty-line-->
231     The bootable USB disk creation procedure can be performed either from Linux or Windows.</p>
232     <!-- note -->
233     <div align="center"><table class="note" border="0" cellpadding="20"><tr><td valign="top"><img src="images/info.png"></td><td>
234     If you want to create a bootable USB flash drive for this version<br>
235     or later, remember to use the syslinux command from <b>syslinux<br>
236     3.71 or later</b>. Otherwise the boot menu won't work.</td></tr></table></div>
237     <!-- Installation from Linux -->
238     <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>
239     <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>
240     <!--emty-line-->
241     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>
242     <!--emty-line-->
243     <H3><a name="lin-box"></a>Using a linux box [<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</H3>
244     <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>
245     <!--emty-line-->
246     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>
247     <!--emty-line-->
248     Boot into linux, connect your USB device and execute the following commands:</p>
249     <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/mycd<br>
250     mount <font color="Green">~</font>/clonezilla-sysresccd-full-mod-3.1.0.iso /mnt/mycd -o loop<br>
251     mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
252     mount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font> /mnt/usbdevice<br>
253     cp -r /mnt/mycd/* /mnt/usbdevice<br>
254     umount /mnt/mycd; rmdir /mnt/mycd<br>
255     cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
256     rm isolinux/*.cfg<br>
257     mv isolinux/* .<br>
258     rmdir isolinux<br>
259     cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
260     rmdir /mnt/usbdevice</p>
261     <!--emty-line-->
262     <p>Finally make your USB device bootable, by executing</p>
263     <p class="newcode">syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
264     <p>and you are done.</p>
265     <!--emty-line-->
266     <H4><a name="lin-sys"></a>Using Clonezilla-SysRescCD [<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</H4>
267     <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>
268     <!--emty-line-->
269     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>
270     <!--emty-line-->
271     Boot <b>SystemRescueCD </b> using the option <b>To RAM</b>, and when it is fully loaded, execute the following commands:</p>
272     <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/mycd<br>
273     mount /dev/<font color="Green">sr0</font> /mnt/mycd <br>
274     mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
275     mount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font> /mnt/usbdevice<br>
276     cp -r /mnt/mycd/* /mnt/usbdevice<br>
277     umount /mnt/mycd<br>
278     cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
279     rm isolinux/*.cfg<br>
280     mv isolinux/* .<br>
281     rmdir isolinux<br>
282     cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
283     <!--emty-line-->
284     <p>Finally make your USB device bootable, by executing</p>
285     <p class="newcode">syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
286     <p>and you are done.</p>
287    
288    
289     <!-- Installation from Windows -->
290     <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>
291     <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>
292     <!--emty-line-->
293     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
294     <b><font color="Green">D:</font></b>. You may have to change any of them, in order to reflect your system configuration.<br><br>
295    
296     You will have to</p>
297    
298     <ul>
299     <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>
300     <li>Delete <b><u>all</u> cfg</b> files from <b><font color="Green">K:</font>isolinux</b></li>
301     <li>Move all files from <b><font color="Green">K:</font>isolinux</b> to <b><font color="Green">K:</font></b></li>
302     <li>Delete folder <b><font color="Green">K:</font>isolinux</b> </li>
303     </ul>
304     <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>
305     <p class="newcode"><font color="Green">K:</font><br>
306     cd bootprog<br>
307     syslinux -ma <font color="Green">K:</font></p>
308    
309     <!-- Booting from USB -->
310     <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>
311     <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>
312     <!--emty-line-->
313     Booting <b>Clonezilla Live</b> should not be a problem. Just select the desired option and press ENTER to boot.<br><br>
314     <!--emty-line-->
315     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>
316     <!--emty-line-->
317     If you have any problems here, you may try adding any of these boot parameters:</p>
318     <p class="newcode">usbstick<br>
319     doscsi</p>
320    
321    
322    
323    
324     <!-- Troubleshooting -->
325     <H3><a name="trouble"></a>Troubleshooting <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#usb-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
326     <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>
327     <ul>
328     <li><p style="margin-left: 0;"><b>I can't boot (I don't even see the splash screen)</b><br>
329     or <b>Clonezilla Live does not boot</b><br>
330     <!--emty-line-->
331     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>
332     <!--emty-line-->
333     If you are on linux, check that the partition on the USB disk is active (bootable), executing:</p>
334     <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">fdisk -l /dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font></p>
335     <p style="margin-left: 0;">You should get something similar to this:</p>
336     <!--emty-line-->
337 sng 77
338     <p class="newcode">
339     Disk /dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font>: 1031 MB, 1031798272 bytes<br>
340     64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 983 cylinders<br>
341     Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes<br>
342     <br>
343     &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>
344     /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>
345     </p>
346 sng 28 <!--emty-line-->
347     <p style="margin-left: 0;"><br>If the partition is not active (no astrisk), execute:</p>
348     <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">fdisk /dev/<font color="Green">sdc</font></p>
349     <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>
350     <!--emty-line-->
351     If you are on Windows, this is taken care of by syslinux (parameters -ma).<br><br>
352     <!--emty-line-->
353     If you still have problems booting, you should try to execute</p>
354     <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">syslinux -s /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
355     <p style="margin-left: 0;">from Linux, or</p>
356     <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">syslinux -sma <font color="Green">K:</font></p>
357     <p style="margin-left: 0;">from Windows (from folder <b><font color="Green">K:</font>syslinux</b>).<br><br>
358     <!--emty-line-->
359     syslinux man page reads:</p>
360     <!--emty-line-->
361     <p class="otherpage" style="margin-left: 0px;"><b>(Option) -s</b><br>
362     Install a "safe, slow and stupid" version of syslinux. This version may work <br>
363     on some very buggy BIOSes on which syslinux would otherwise fail. If you find <br>
364     a machine on which the -s option is required to make it boot reliably, please <br>
365     send as much info about your machine as you can, and include the failure mode.</p></li>
366     <!--emty-line-->
367     <li><p style="margin-left: 0;"><b>I still can't boot</b><br>
368     In this case you will have to format your USB disk.<br><br>
369     <!--emty-line-->
370     If you are using linux to perform the installation, execute the command:</p>
371 sng 77 <!--emty-line-->
372 sng 28 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">mkdosfs -F 16 /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
373 sng 77 <!--emty-line-->
374 sng 28 <p style="margin-left: 0;">to create a FAT16 file system, or</p>
375 sng 77 <!--emty-line-->
376 sng 28 <p class="newcode" style="margin-left: 0;">mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font></p>
377 sng 77 <!--emty-line-->
378 sng 28 <p style="margin-left: 0;">to create a FAT32 file system.<br><br>
379     <!--emty-line-->
380     When you are done go back to section "<a href="#linux">Installation from Linux</a>".<br><br>
381     <!--emty-line-->
382     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>
383     <!--emty-line-->
384     When you are done go back to section "<a href="#windows">Installation from Windows</a>".</p></li>
385     <!--emty-line-->
386     <li><b>I still can't boot (after formating)</b><br>
387     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>
388     <!--emty-line-->
389     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>
390     <!--emty-line-->
391     <li><b>SystemRescueCD does not boot</b><br>
392     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>
393     <!--emty-line-->
394     Refer to section <a href="#booting">Booting from USB</a> to find out the boot parameters you can use with <b>SystemRescueCD</b>.
395     </li>
396     </ul>
397    
398    
399     <!-- Customizing sysresc.cfg -->
400     <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>
401     <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>
402     <!--emty-line-->
403     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>
404     <!--emty-line-->
405     The procedure to do that is the following:<br><br>
406     <!--emty-line-->
407     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>
408     <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
409     mount /dev/<font color="Green">[device]</font> /mnt/usbdevice <br>
410     cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
411     cp sysresc.cfg sysresc.bak<br>
412     sed 's|<font color="Red">scandelay=5</font>|<font color="Red">scandelay=<font color="Green">x</font> [additional params]</font>|' <br>
413     sysresc.cfg &gt; sys.cfg<br>
414     mv sys.cfg sysresc.cfg<br>
415     cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">[device]</font><br>
416     syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">[device]</font><br>
417     reboot</p>
418     <!--emty-line-->
419     <p>where <b><font color="Green">x</font></b> is a number from 1 to 10.</p>
420     <!--emty-line-->
421     <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>
422     <!--emty-line-->
423     If, for example, you want to increase the device scan delay to maximum, the above commands would become:</p>
424     <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
425     mount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font> /mnt/usbdevice <br>
426     cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
427     cp sysresc.cfg sysresc.bak<br>
428     sed 's|<font color="Red">scandelay=5</font>|<font color="Red">scandelay=<font color="Green">10</font></font>|' sysresc.cfg &gt; sys.cfg<br>
429     mv sys.cfg sysresc.cfg<br>
430     cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
431     syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
432     reboot</p>
433     <!--emty-line-->
434     <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>
435     <p class="newcode">mkdir /mnt/usbdevice<br>
436     mount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font> /mnt/usbdevice <br>
437     cd /mnt/usbdevice<br>
438     cp sysresc.cfg sysresc.bak<br>
439     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>
440     mv sys.cfg sysresc.cfg<br>
441     cd; umount /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
442     syslinux /dev/<font color="Green">sdc4</font><br>
443     reboot</p>
444     <!--emty-line-->
445     <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>
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