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Old 12-14-2006, 02:56 AM   #1
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Thinkpad T60 SD slot bootable? Plan to install Slax linux onto a 4 or 8 GB SDcard


Can anyone confirm this? I want to have XP Pro on hdd, and boot from SDcard for Slax Linux.

Can anybody who has Thinkpad T60 confirm if it's a bios option? Or whether the SDcard slot is recognized by popular distros?
 
Old 12-14-2006, 05:11 PM   #2
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Why not just put puppy or some other tiny distro on a card and try it?
 
Old 12-14-2006, 07:13 PM   #3
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I actually have slax linux on an SD card. I tried booting from card reader of a desktop barebone, and it works partially. Meaning it hangs in the middle of the boot process. I conclude that it's possible, but my card reader's chipset (from Asus) isn't supported.

I inserted my SD card to Kingston travel lite card reader and plug it directly to USB port, and I'm able to boot up directly.

Unfortunately, the T60 I ordered hasn't arrived yet, so I can't confirm this. But I can't wait, that's why I'm asking if anyone has tried this.

Usually, bios allows to boot from different devices, including card readers. My Sony Vaio though doesn't support any booting except from HDD and optical drive.

I hope Thinkpad T60 does things differently.

Besides, boot up from SD card will keep the CDrom drive vacant, and boot up is much faster.
 
Old 12-17-2006, 09:33 AM   #4
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Sorry guys, turns out I'm so wrong. Thinkpad T60 doesn't have SD slot at all.

Whatever gave me the idea that it has? sigh
 
  


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