Sunday, September 18, 2011

2 ideas... what would you rather hear?

well... i was going to do a tutorial on how to make a bootable flash drive with linux, but i know most people prefer windows... so i decided to cover windows as well...
the only issue is, windows is VERY hard to get portable... and i found that if you make windows 7 portable, you cant boot it if you have windows xp, and if you have xp you cant portable boot 7. another main problem is that if you want large files like games, you have to use ntfs, not FAT32.... and you cant boot from the ntfs device, so you have to have a flash drive with the boot info that is formatted with fat32, that then boots the ntfs drive...

im still working on the tutorial, but i know if i finish it it will be long and verbose... probably taking up 3 blog entry.... im still going to do a single blog on booting linux, but i want to know if its worth writing all that stuff down about windows.

the other idea that i have is also going to be long and verbose, but in my oppinion more interesting then a moble version of windows.... how to flash routers with a firmware know as DD-WRT. it takes a 40 dollar router and turns it into an enterprise level router (firmware wise). the firmware is linux based, and really  unlocks the potential of the router.  so tell me, what would you rather read?

firmware modification on routers?
or
portable windows?

7 comments:

Bones said...

I think the Linux one would be more useful. If I figured out how to boot Linux from a flash drive I could get rid of my Linus partition on my hard drive.

Dalf said...

Portable windows! Seems like an interesting topic. As you say, it's hard to make portable, so a guide is always nice.

Then again, I'm intrigued by the router...

You could do the windows one first, to get more used to tutorial-making, and then tackle the longer subject.

DesoWave said...

Portable windows please.

Mobias said...

Portable windows, yes please.

Publius said...

Windows would be more useful to me. Look forward to it!

Anonymous said...

SYSLINUX/ISOLINUX supports booting ISOs right off the medium, I've tested with a winxp and win7 and ubuntu ISO and they all worked, give it a try :)

portable wireless router said...

I think the Linux one would be more useful to me.

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