Re: [debian-knoppix] Fwd: Re: Solid state Knoppix - BI OS integration
If you don't mind making a mod to the inside of your box, you can
get a PC Engines CF->IDE adapter and a suitable sized CF card, and run it
as your boot drive. Once adapted the CF card looks like a regular hard
drive and BIOS's boot straight off em.
On Mon, 27 Oct 2003, Lobster wrote:
> >if we had > Thank you for telling us.
> > > These USB keys are becoming much cheaper
> > > BUT as far as I am aware the ability to Boot from BIOS
> > > is not yet standard.
> >AFAIK it isn't :(
> > > Perhaps a combination of disk and USB key?
> >Do you mean floppy+key?
> >Yes, it should work (and somewhere I found an article
> >explaining how to do it, I don't have it handy at the moment),
> >*but* I'm not sure a _single_ floppy can hold both the kernel
> >and the drivers (modules) needed to boot a complete system,
> >I'm afraid you need at least two floppies.
> > > Lobster
> > >
> > > PS. Been using XBasic on the Kerramix KDE
> > > Knoppix on my Hard disk and would like (again)
> > > to thank Klaus and the other developers who work so hard to
> > > produce versions of Linux we all want to use and enjoy :-)
> >You're sending mail in PVT to me :)
> >Feel free to forward this response to the list :)
> Well I know it is possible to initiate the boot sequence from a single floppy
> the rest can occur from the USB device
> The thing is really the BIOS people have done nothing much
> to catch virus writers and other in suspense progs
> Are there flash bioses where you can put your own bios in?
> The beauty of the USB device and a system working from CD
> is clean CD then clean data being saved onto USB
> the other possibility is as most computers are fitted with writable CD's
> is multiple copies of Knoppix (one per project) which boot into a write
> CD environment.
> I believe someone was working on an education project like this?
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