Booting from an SD card
So anyway, I've used a program called Unetbootin to create an Ubuntu 8.10 Live CD installation on a 4Gb SDHC card with a physical write-protect switch. It runs just like a live CD (only much faster obviously) and cannot be written to, thus ensuring its integrity. But there's a big catch; it won't boot from the machine I created it for as its BIOS doesn't support such 'exotic' boot media. Boots up fine with a usb/sd adaptor on everything else though (typical!)
So I need a Grub guru to suggest a workaround so the card can be booted sequentially via the traditional boot sector on the machine's hard drive. This would be really neat if a solution could be found as this machine (a sub notebook) doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, but does have an SD slot in the side which this card slides flush into nicely, unlike using a USB pen drive which is sticky-outy is liable to get snapped off (in my frequent experience).