[Techtalk] Re: mounting usb

Rudy L. Zijlstra rudy at edsons.demon.nl
Wed Apr 9 09:31:28 EST 2003

iriXx wrote:

> hmm yes now theres a question - is it possible to boot linux off usb ? 
> then i'd be able to run 2x 20Gb OS'es... paradise!
> m~
I am not aware of BIOSes that support booting from USB. You would need 
that to directly boot from USB.
So a different approach might be usefull ;-)

I see 3 possibiities:
Use pm to create a small linux partition for boot purposes.
use a kernel together with a ramdisk (initrd) and initialize the kernel 
from ramdisk.
You need full USB initialisation before you can go for USB. Then remap 
you root to /dev/sd? and there you go.
Create a bootable CDROM (as above) that supports you USB disk. This way 
no modification to the installed bork system is needed.
Try loadlin. I have doubts about the combination of XP and loadlin 



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