Re: Boot old laptop off of USB flash drive?
On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:32:01 -0400
Chris Jones <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 11:11:37PM EDT, Celejar wrote:
> > On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 22:15:51 -0400
> > Chris Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
It's been a while since I played with SMB, and I never used it that
heavily, but IIUC, the system boots from the floppy, and then the SMB
code turns over control to a system on some other medium. I don't see
that BIOS limitations are necessarily relevant.
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