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    Booting from USB


    Ok not sure where to go with this so I went here.

    Might be more of a general computer question but here goes...

    When setting up Linux to boot from a USB will the computer recognize a media card as a USB boot device? Such as on one of my laptops (a Toshiba satellite with an SD card slot) When I select the boot option USB will it look in the SD slot if thee is nothing in the regular USB port?

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    Depends on Laptop/Netbook.

    On my Asus EEEPC it recognizes SD boot card.

    On My Acer Aspire One ZG5 which has a SD slot. I have to use a USB Adapter for SD Flash as the Acer Aspire One bios does not recognize the SD slot as a boot option but only the USB slots.

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    thanks rok...

    So I tries and the Toshiba Satelite will boot from the SD card slot.

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    So I tries and the Toshiba Satelite will boot from the SD card slot.
    Kewl. Looks like you know now you can boot from SD or USB> Like on my Asus EEEPC

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    If you want to boot from USB there isn't much involved. You do not have to go through all of the guides and how-tos that tell you how to set up a USB live CD. Just install to the USB memory and it will work.

    Odd that a ZG5 won't boot from SD. I have the bigger AOD150 and it will boot from SD. Must be mine has a fancier bios.

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    Odd that a ZG5 won't boot from SD. I have the bigger AOD150 and it will boot from SD. Must be mine has a fancier bios.
    My Acer Aspire Bios Version Below

    Code:
    # dmidecode -s bios-version
    v0.3305

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