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Re: Boot old laptop off of USB flash drive?

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 11:11:37PM EDT, Celejar wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 22:15:51 -0400
> Chris Jones <cjns1989@gmail.com> 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?
> Perhaps Smart Boot Manager could help?
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/
> http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

Useful .. but I'm pretty sure a boot loader can only go by what the
BIOS is telling .. so I'm not hopeful.

The OpenBIOS project seems more likely to provide solutions in this

Trouble about playing with this is that you screw up .. or lose power
.. you're dead ??

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