LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
wiliamvw
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Pittsburgh
Distribution: Suse, Slack,Uberstudent, Zorin, SL, Bugtraq
Posts: 235

Rep: Reputation: 16
Boot Options for USB


Need to make new install from dvd connected via USB (1.1) port, if at all possible. Thought might make use of the "Boot Options" box toward bottom of green openSUSE boot screen. Is there some command or option which could be typed there to bypass the standard CD-Floppy-HD choices and direct install to the USB dvd device? Have read references to "sbootmgr.dsk" and "syslinux", but all man, info, apropos, cat, etc. attempts to get data regarding them have turned up empty. Probably can't be done (esp. on my 8 year old laptop), but if someone has any insight on this matter, it would be greatly appreciated. Present OS setup likely has to be scrubbed as many elements just don't function (video player with all codexes there; unreliable email; KDiskFree spotty; present message at bottom of screen "Warning - KDE Panel"; etc.). Suppose direct download possible, but prefer to do it by install disk if possible -- and only dvd unit is external via USB.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
jei
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 16
Boot devices are set in the BIOS, you should have an option there to boot from USB device, or removable device, If not you might be able to use a floppy disc to load usb drivers and install linux that way.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wireless Keyboard not working to select boot options (Grub boot loader) psrini_vasan Fedora 7 12-16-2009 05:45 PM
usb flash drive options PatrickNew Linux - Kernel 2 06-17-2007 12:23 AM
No boot options; no floppies; trying to boot from USB nobuo3317 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 8 09-12-2006 03:54 PM
USB automount options JetJock Debian 1 06-15-2005 11:14 PM
Grub boot loader menu shows two linux boot options pramos Linux - Newbie 3 09-12-2004 11:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration