I'm picking up an eeePC tomorrow, and wanted to get VL running on it. I've been messing around for a while trying to find a way to get the VL iso to run off a USB drive. This seems like the closest I've found, but I haven't been able to replicate your success. Mostly because I'm an epic Linux noob, so I'm operating under Vista to set this up.
I've been able to make a USB drive boot to DOS successfuly. Following the instructions, Direct ISO on a Windows Host, I've got the image sitting on the flash drive, but I don't know where to find these files:
Get it from “install/loadlin/” directory within the FTP site.
Find it as “isolinux/initrd.img” within the FTP site
* The kernel file that matches your system (ide, scsi, sata, adaptec)
You may select one of them from “isolinux/kernel/” directory within FTP site.
Googling has found several FTPs, where I can find files very similar, but not quite the same as the ones required. If someone could tell me the FTP to find these files, and which kernel I'd use, I'd be forever greatful.