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Re: How to run Debian from SD card but booting from USB stick?

On Thu 11 May 2017 at 15:58:09 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 05/11/2017 03:44 PM, Błażej Popławski wrote:
> >I have a laptop which allows for booting from USB sticks but not from internal
> >SD card reader.
> >Is it possible to install Debian on SD card with /boot catalog and bootloader
> >on USB stick in such a way that it would work? I mean: boot Debian from USB
> >stick, but the whole system will be installed and will run from SD
> >card inserted
> >in internal SD card reader?
> >I've found such solution for Ubuntu (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot
> ><https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot=>FromSD) and I'm wondering if it
> >will work for Debian.
> >
> Your URL is garbled. I tried some quick fixes but didn't work.
> Whether you can do so in general case is disputed on this forum.

It was discussed. Any dispute arose from stretching the terminology
beyond what Brian crystallised nicely in the terms "boot from" and
"boot into".

What the OP describes above is clearly "booting into". However, the
web page referred to is a good example of careless language:

"How to install and boot *from* an SD card"
The next sentence contradicts it:
"…where the BIOS cannot boot *from* SD"

> However I have done it on a Lenovo T510.
> I'll post more later, am hot on trail of documenting a bug, if not
> solving it.


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