Mini Solaris on USB

Recently I've been playing around with bootable Solaris on a USB stick. We have a BioLiveCD project and booting from the CD is painfully slow, so I'm exploring having the BioLiveCD on a USB stick. I have played around with Milax which is very slim distro based on Nevada... just around 100MB, and boot up real fast too. Now I'm trying to customize the distro, e.g. adding and removing some of the applications, but encountered some problems so far. I'm using some of the nice scripts from the Distribution Constructor, which is meant for creating your own OpenSolaris distros based on Indiana. With the new OpenSolaris release and Distribution Constructor, it should be easy to create a slim distro that is bootable from USB. However I don't have the time to test it yet.

Here are some of the useful links that I'm found so far:
\* http://blogs.sun.com/jtc/entry/modifying_and_respinning_a_bootable
\* http://solaristhings.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-small-can-you-make-open-solaris.html
\* http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/content/submitted/boot_usb_flash.jsp

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