Re: Boot old laptop off of USB flash drive?
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 07:16:31PM EDT, Celejar wrote:
> 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.
I'll take a closer look.