Booting a usb-stick via a floppy
I've been trying to figure out how to chain-boot a linux system on a usb pendrive from a floppy for days now and I'm wondering if anybody has ever done this with any success.
Here's my problem:
I have set up a few linux systems on usb memory sticks (fedora install image and a completely customized system) and they both boot without problems on newer hardware like dell's optiplex. Not every computer out there has a sane bios/hardware - configuration though. On these I want to go through an intermediate boot floppy ("bios boots floppy"-"floppy boots usb pendrive").
You'd think it would be as easy as chainloading with a grub bootdisk but because of the broken bios (I think) at least grub-legacy (0.9x) can't access anything on the pendrive.
Does anybody know for sure if you can do this with the present state of grub2, that is does grub2 come with support for usb that does not rely on the bios, the documentation is a bit scarce?
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