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I have Feather Linux on my 128meg usb thumb drive but the bios on the computer that I am trying to boot it on doesn't have an option for booting ...
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- 12-20-2005 #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
Linux on USB thumb drive can't boot
I have Feather Linux on my 128meg usb thumb drive but the bios on the computer that I am trying to boot it on doesn't have an option for booting from a USB device. Is there any way that I can work around this? Is there some kind of floppy disc or cd that I can create to make it boot from a usb drive?
I don't know what kind of info you need but..
it's a soltek mobo (about 3 years old)
Athlon XP 1800+
60 gig hdd
256meg DDR 2100
thanks in advance.
- 12-20-2005 #2
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
- Canada, Halifax
Unfortunately you already know the answer: if your mainboard BIOS doesn't support a USB boot then you're out out luck. Assuming your boot floopy includes file system support for the USB flash you could boot off of it (the floppy) then mount the USB flash that contains the remainder of your OS, however I expect that isn't exactly what you're looking for.
I'm surprised that a mainboard as new as yours doesn't support USB booting. What is its precise model number?