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Re: livecds in the future



Once upon a time, Peter Jones <pjones redhat com> said:
> Not that I actually believe in these systems that are i686 or newer and won't
> boot off of usb-storage devices, but if they were to exist, you wouldn't be
> able to do what you're saying on them.

I have run into such systems unfortunately.

> When the bootloader is running, it can only see devices BIOS provides to it.

Not true.  See for example PXE-boot floppies.  Google "USB boot cd", and
the first hit is how to boot an Ubuntu USB flash drive using a CD boot
loader.  There are also floppy images to boot from USB.

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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