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Re: boot a live image from an ipod?



On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 19:25 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> 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

I guess that'll apply to any of the flash based NAND iPods out there -
but not the disk ones, I'd assume they're still standard 512 sectors.

So, your testing before was all on a disk based iPod?

Jon.



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