[NBLUG/talk] How Low Can We Go?

Justin Thiessen justin.thiessen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 12:38:00 PDT 2006

It might be possible (albeit kludgy) to use a boot manager such as:


If Stephen installed that to the hard drive, then he should
(hopefully) be able to boot from the USB CD-ROM.


On 4/20/06, Lincoln Peters <sampln at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Stephen Cilley wrote:
> > I didn't know such drive existed.  Either way, I'm
> > never going to be able to get the BIOS to mount off of
> > the USB.  Nice try, though.
> Can't you boot from a floppy disk, *then* install from a USB CD-ROM
> attached to the PCMCIA card?  I don't know if there are any Linux
> distros where the boot floppies support USB PCMCIA cards *and* USB
> CD-ROM drives, but at least in theory, it would work.
> --
> Lincoln Peters
> <sampln at sbcglobal.net>
> "What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own
> data."
>                 -- Arthur Miller
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