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usbwithstorage [2009/09/24 10:26]
tiriel
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 As stated [[removable | here]] you can place gPXE on a USB drive, unfortunately,​ the standard procedure will render your USB device unusable for any other purpose. The intention of this guide is to walk you through the process of deploying gPXE to a USB device and be able to still use it as storage media. As stated [[removable | here]] you can place gPXE on a USB drive, unfortunately,​ the standard procedure will render your USB device unusable for any other purpose. The intention of this guide is to walk you through the process of deploying gPXE to a USB device and be able to still use it as storage media.
  
-**Note:** ''​This guide is a walkthroug ​for Mac OS X 10.5, also it uses BKO instead of gPXE, still I believe the process would be similar in Linux and/or for gPXE.''​+**Note:** ''​This guide is a walkthrough ​for Mac OS X 10.5, also it uses BKO instead of gPXE, still I believe the process would be similar in Linux and/or for gPXE.''​
  
 **__Important:​__** Backup the data on your USB drive, as you **WILL** lose it in this process. **__Important:​__** Backup the data on your USB drive, as you **WILL** lose it in this process.
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 If you're deploying a generic gPXE, just follow the instructions under [[removable|Using removable media]] If you're deploying a generic gPXE, just follow the instructions under [[removable|Using removable media]]
 ==== 4. Recovering your storage space ==== ==== 4. Recovering your storage space ====
-At the moment, your BKO/gPXE should be up and ready, feel free to try it out. Nevertheless you will find that you're using your whole USB drive for a tool that uses barely 2MB of espace. We will be redefining the partition table so we can use the remaining ​espace.+At the moment, your BKO/gPXE should be up and ready, feel free to try it out. Nevertheless you will find that you're using your whole USB drive for a tool that uses barely 2MB of space. We will be redefining the partition table so we can use the remaining ​space.
 There is a screenshot of this process below. There is a screenshot of this process below.
  
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   - Issue the print command to get a preview of the partition table.   - Issue the print command to get a preview of the partition table.
     * <​code>​fdisk:​ 1> print</​code>​     * <​code>​fdisk:​ 1> print</​code>​
-    * BKO is installed on the forth partition, note the size of the partitionfor you will need that number ​afterwards.+    * BKO is installed on the forth partition, note the size of the partition for you will need that number ​in the next step.
   - Edit the first partition to be able to use it for storage.   - Edit the first partition to be able to use it for storage.
     * <​code>​fdisk:​ 1> edit 1</​code>​     * <​code>​fdisk:​ 1> edit 1</​code>​
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 ==== 5. Give format to your new partition ==== ==== 5. Give format to your new partition ====
-Now you will have your BKO/gPXE working and a separate partition for your storage, but Leopard still won't recognize the new partition, you need to give format ​to it.+Now you will have your BKO/gPXE working and a separate partition for your storage, but Leopard still won't recognize the new partition, you need to format it.
   - Launch Disk Utility.   - Launch Disk Utility.
   - Select disk1s1 under the USB device on the left menu.   - Select disk1s1 under the USB device on the left menu.

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