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It's nearly impossible. There is no network on the bios level. But you can do this:
1) boot to default os using wake-on-lan;
2) make a script which connects through ssh, becomes root, edits lilo.conf, where changes default os, runs lilo and reboots the computer;
3) boot new default os;
P.S. This won't work when the default OS would be Windows because there isn't lilo and so you can't choose what to boot.
As I understand, initial booting starts from CD (USB drivers are loaded). After that, data files are loaded from USB, which is more better way cause in the end you have loaded OS which could write into the USB stick.
Distribution: Slackware & Slamd64. What else is there?
If you mean that it's a way to save data for the live CD, I have seen this with a few distros. Basically what happens when you have a live CD you have only r/o filesystem right? So this is just a way to save anything you change on USB. But it is not booting from USB.
If the PC supports booting from USB, then you can put everything on a memory stick and not have to use any CD at all. It's a very nice way to carry multiple OSs in your pocket........
I think i have an idea (pay attention please, i have one every 1000 years).
-1 You set up a server with multi PXE/bootp configurations (one for Slack, one for Debian, zero for window$, etc...).
-2 You create a script that runs the particular PXE/bootp server then wake on lan the particular client (ether-wake is simple to use).
You can play with multiple ethernet card too, as they have different mac adresses.
I STRONGLY suggest intel pro-100 (or whatever the bandwidth) ethernet card because i never had problem with wol. Even 3com gave me headaches.