1st step) Storage device partitioning
- insert the storage and identify its device name (e.g. /dev/sda)
- make sure that no partitions are mounted for the device
- run parted or gparted to create a partition that is at least 2GB large
- mark the partition as "bootable"
- identify the device corresponding to the partitiong (e.g. /dev/sda1)
2nd step) Formatting the device
The filesystem (ext4) is recommended for best performances.
3rd step) Installing the cpio image
mount <partition device> <mount point>
cd <mount point>
tar xf /your/download/dir/openmamba-rootfs-en-i586.tar.xz
Note: boot loaded installation is a standard for x86 architectures through the BIOS.
So the following sections are not applicable if you are using the arm version and in such case you need
to proceed (if possible) in a way that is specific to the boot tecnology available in the destination device.
4th step) Installing extlinux bootloader (BIOS architectures only)
syslinux installed on your computer, then use the following command
from the <mount point> directory:
extlinux --install boot
Unmount the storage and that's all about installation.
5th step) Running the system (BIOS architectues only)
Reboot your computer with the USB storage inserted in.
Your computer maybe configured or not for booting from a
USB Hard Drive/Storage device; check your bios configuration and
wheter it supports booting from USB (many bioses are buggy!).