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Re: Live softphone USB key.: Progress report


It has helped me out of a situation, or two.

the sooner one is away from the bios the sooner one is freed of its limits.

just one of the many options. may help, may be noise.

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 1:18 AM, Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> wrote:
On 03/17/2010 07:49 PM, joseph gunn wrote:
That is the purpose of chain loading.

chainloading is the better solution *iff* your bootloader and the bios support it in the particular case.

for usb sticks, it mostly depends on how broken the bios is. most of the early machines that had usb do not know about the usb ports unless the operating system has loaded specific drivers for it; so the bootloader can't access it and chainload will not work.

as a generic solution that should work on all machines with crappy bioses, chainloading is not a good solution, but loading both the kernel and initrd from the boot medium (cd) is.

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