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Re: boot a live image from an ipod?



On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 15:42 -0700, John Poelstra wrote:
> Working from this page http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD/USBHowTo 
> 
> I don't have a USB stick yet to try this so I'm wondering if anyone has successfully used their ipod as a USB boot device?  I am reluctant to change the partition flag on the ipod to be bootable because I don't have time right now to setting up my ipod again if it gets hosed.

Current ipods are set up with 2048 byte sectors which syslinux (and
other bootloaders) don't support, so you can't actually boot from them.
Fixing that requires a lot of really grotty work to clean out all of the
"sector size == 512" assumptions through syslinux and even then, no
guarantee that it doesn't brick the iPod

> Also curious if it is possible to have multiple live images on a flash device and boot different ones?  If so , how would that be done?

Right now, you'd have to do it with different partitions.  dmc's mail
has more of the details

Jeremy


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