Talk:Boot it

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This is Excellent

What an awesome idea this was, great job! I make dd_rescue images of my 'perfect setups' in bliight and x|whiite when I'm done with them. Now I can put them on my 8GB USB stick and boot them if my main system goes down. (Was using ash in geexbox as an emergency shell.) -- gllt


I think brakken added the link to tehskeen simply as a form of advertising. If you look at his contributions, this is all he ever does. Quite frankly, it annoys me. I don't ever remember seeing anything on the tehskeen thread that suggested it was the "official support thread". Even if it were, I think it is obvious that the reason was purely self-interest since tehskeen draws in ad revenue. I strongly believe it is a conflict of interests for brakken to be editing the wiki in such a manner. -Flark 18:49, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, although I have no problem someone else adding the link.--Cheesemoo0 22:53, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

dd_rescue theory

You should be able to dd_rescue if=/dev/sdxY of=/media/usb/whiite.img x being the drive (a,b,c,etc) and Y being the partition with linux (generally 2, with standard whiite/bliight installs.) Mounting does vary from system to system though.

If you accidentally or intentionally rip the entire disk image (meaning that it includes the boot partition with the kernel in fat32/16 formatted partition) you can fdisk -l -u linux.img and find the start of the partition, multiply it by 512 and use something like (here is what I have put into a bash script)

mount -t ext3 -o loop,offset=268435456 /q/wiilinux-img/whiite-2gb.img /media/xwhiite/

making sure you mkdir /media and mkdir /media/xwhiite and using the path of your actual image. Then you mount your blank image made with the instructions that came with boot-it to /media/img and do

cp -r /media/xwhiite/* /media/img/

This will transfer your xwhiite ext3 partition contents from the entire disk image to a singular one, for booting.

-- gllt

Multi-Image Support

Will this app be able to support more than one image on the SD/USB Drive. I have an 8 gig USB drive, and although it will be slower to run from USB, I was wondering if I could have both img files on the drive and select which one to run when BootIt loads. Also, I have a miight partition on my SD card, would that create any problems? If so, what changes would I need to add?

Yes multiple images do work (I have a few on my 8GB USB). Place them on the root of the SD/USB then simply type in the file name of the image to boot following the Boot It menu. The miight partition shouldn't make any difference and that could be loaded by selecting SD from the menu then choosing the partition number. -- H3ll0 16:38, 14 May 2009 (UTC)


Does this enable wifi to be available if you use the steps at ?