Dave Graham provided a current version of the Linux implementation on 2010 May 11. The files were downloaded and placed in a directory on a Linux PC. An empty USB-mounted HDD was used and partitions created to match the first two as described in the READ.ME file provided by Dave. This was done using
fdisk. The first partition was tagged as bootable.
Then ext3 filesystems were installed on each partition using
The image of the first partition was then copied to the disk:
dd if=dd_sda1 /dev/sdc1
boot_sector was copied to the master boot record:
sudo dd if=boot_sector of=/dev/sdc bs=512 count=1
Then the first partition was mounted at /mnt/tmp
sudo mkdir /mnt/tmp
sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/tmp
Then find out the disk ID:
ls -l /dev/disk/by-id | grep sdc
Then edit the fstab file in the mounted partition so that the / partition has the ID of /dev/sdc1 and /usr2 is at /dev/sdc2, /data at /dev/sdc3. /etc/fstab then looks like this:
/dev/disk/by-id/usb-WDC_WD75_00AACS-00D6B0_DCA425712418-0:0-part1 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1 proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0 debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0 usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0 devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-WDC_WD75_00AACS-00D6B0_DCA425712418-0:0-part2 /usr2 ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-WDC_WD75_00AACS-00D6B0_DCA425712418-0:0-part3 /data ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
also edit /mnt/tmp/boot/grub/menu.lst and change the disk ID.
The disk can now be booted from.