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Old 06-23-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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Booting to thumb drive with Grub without BIOS support, possible?


Hey all,
I was wondering if it was possible to boot from a thumb drive using Grub even though this isn't supported by the BIOS. If so, how?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-24-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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This is a project I've contemplated the last couple days. I'd love to hear if you come out successful.

Here is the question to be answered. If you bios can't boot to usb and you want Grub to boot to the usb drive you'll need to mount the usb drive somehow. Grub looks for you /boot. Your kernel image is going to be on the usb drive, we'll call it /dev/sda1. How can we mount your usb drive before loading linux? I'll look into it.
 
  


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