Re: Boot old laptop off of USB flash drive?
On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 11:40:00PM EDT, Rob Smith wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 22:15 -0400, Chris Jones wrote:
> > This old laptop's BIOS only lets me boot off of a floppy/CD-ROM/hard
> > drive.
> > Is there any way I could boot off of a USB flash drive - as in booting
> > off of a floppy or the hard drive and switching to /dev/sda when the
> > time comes to load the kernel?
> > Thanks!
> Depending on how old the laptop in question is, you might check to see
> if there is a newer bIOs that adds this functionality.
I had checked the release notes .. saw nothing very useful .. just the
usual entries re: Windows Me or Windows 2000 "server" compatibility.
So I'm not taking chances and flashing my BIOS.