Re: Install sysresccd on external HD
To install SystemRescueCd on a device of your choice (USB thumb drive with FAT/FAT32, external hard disk with ext3...), you have to copy the files from the SystemRescueCd mount point (/livemnt/boot as of version 1.5.3) to the root of the file system in the primary "boot" partition on the target device, rename the "isolinux" folder to "syslinux" and the file "isolinux.cfg" inside it to "syslinux.cfg" and run the syslinux command on this partition.
It then should be possible to boot from this device if one selects it as boot device in a computer's BIOS.
Now, I am pretty sure that the sysresccd-usbstick script does exactly this - among other things - when it installs SystemRescueCd to a USB thumb drive.
If the admin could hive off the procedure described above into a separate shell script and this shell script would be called by "sysresccd-usbstick" when needed, one could use this separate script part to install SystemRescueCd anywhere he pleases.
Crying for features is easy, I know ;-) ... I think I'll have a look at "sysresccd-usbstick" and try to extract the part in question myself tomorrow or at least during this week.By the way, I would really like to http://flattr.com/ the admin for providing us with this awesome, small yet incredibly powerful linux distribution. Go get a flattr button :-)
In the "news" section I've just read that the USB drive installation procedures have been enhanced with version 1.5.5. Maybe this feature request has become obsolete just while I was writing it :-D