Using an ext2 USB Stick
This setup is very similar to using vfat formatted USB stick. The major differences are
- the filenames are not limited to 8.3,
- and not all operating systems have drivers for ext2 filesystems.
The disk layout is
/ extlinux.conf extlinux.sys initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686 linux.tgz lost+found/ vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686
that is all files are located in the drive's root directory. With extlinux you can put the files into a subdirectory, see the extlinux description for details.
A working extlinux.conf is
default vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 initrd=initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686 im=linux.tgz timeout 100 prompt 1 ipappend 1 label linux kernel vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 append initrd=initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686 im=linux.tgz
When running extlinux to install the boot loader don't forget that you have to do this on the mounted filesystem, again see the extlinux description if you are unfamiliar with extlinux.