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does anyone know if it is posible to boot of a usb drive on a abit nf7-s v2 motherboard. i have the latest bios and there is no option in ...
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    Boot off usb drive?


    does anyone know if it is posible to boot of a usb drive on a abit nf7-s v2 motherboard. i have the latest bios and there is no option in to boot it. there is an option for zip and ls120 but i dont kno what any of those are. aswell as choosing the boot order like first second and third there is an option where it says boot other device. it has the option to either enable or disable but doesnt say what it will do.

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    It should be possible if you configure lilo or grub to boot of a usb device. e.g if you have root partition on a usb device then editing lilo to have something like:
    Code:
    image=/dev/sda1/boot/vmlinuz
    	label="linux_usb"
    	root=/dev/sda1
    	initrd=/dev/sda1/boot/initrd.img
    	append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent"
    	vga=788
    	read-only
    Note that I haven't tried this, but theoretically it should be possible.

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    That would be interesting, if it works of course.
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