.ISO on Shuffle

Discussion in 'iPod' started by joetronic, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    I have a 47meg ISO I would like to put on my shuffle to boot form. I have 102meg free designated for files. How would I place this ISO to the shuffle to make it bootable. I will be booting from this to a PC based computer. It is a version of Dan Small linux. (0.4.8)

    I hope this makes sense. Thanks
    Joe
     
  2. JonMaker macrumors regular

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    First, verify that the PC's firmware supports booting from USB.

    Also verify that you have USB 2.0. Booting from USB 1.1 would an act of masochism.

    You can use disk utility to write the ISO to the iPod. Make sure that you write the ISO to the area the firmware will look to boot from.

    Plug it in (you will probably need a powered port), set the firmware to boot from USB, and boot.

    Best of luck.

    BTW, this is all guesswork. Take it as a suggestion; YMMV.
     
  3. joetronic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. But I am doing this from a windows computer. sorry I should have said that earlier. Also, when I put my shuffle in, is shows up in finder until iTunes loads, then is goes away, so I cannot see it in disk utility. I can use either windows or OS X to do this, so either way.

    thanks
     
  4. joetronic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, how do I burn the ISO to the shuffle using disk utility. I fixed my above problem, but now cannot figure it out. thanks

    EDIT:

    okay, I think I figured it out. I select the source (iso I want on shuffle) then select my shuffle as destination.

    I don't select erase destination, and hit restore. I then get error "an error (1) occurred while copying. (Operation not permitted)

    I am logged in as admin.

    What could the problem be? thanks.
     
  5. joetronic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A little background to what I am going.

    What:
    I used to be a hardcore linux user, but since OS X has been out, I have not really worked with it much. I always liked the Live Cd versions, (knoppix, ect...). I recently came across DSL (Damn Small Linux.) they sell Flash drives with it preloaded, but I thought since I have a shuffle, why not. I have heard of people running a linux distro from them, so I figured I would give it a try.

    Why:
    I use public computers a lot and since I work in the IT security field I don't really trust them for anything besides browsing, and even then I'm a little sceptic. this would be a great way to be able to run a OS I like, and also be able to check mail and whatnot without the issues of key loggers and the like.
     

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