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Re: Booting F8 from USB Attached Hard Drive



On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 17:54 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Rick Bilonick wrote:
> > 
> > Thanks. I have tried the live CD's/DVD's but I have a bcm4318 network
> > card that can use either ndiswrapper or must have Version 4 firmware
> > in /lib/firmware for the native driver to work. As far as I can tell,
> > this precludes it from working with a live CD or DVD because I can't
> > store the firmware in /lib/firmware.
> > 
> Well, you can temporarily store the firmware, but you will lose it
> when you reboot. I am not sure exactly how they implement it, but
> you can add things temporarily after booting from the CD. You also
> have the option of storing the firmware on the hard drive, and
> making a link to it after booting the live CD.
> 
> Mikkel
> -- 
I figured that it might be possible to somehow link in the firmware but
I have no idea how to do it. That's why I wanted to try a flash drive or
USB hard drive given I could easily modify the distribution. (If I were
really smart I could spin my own distro with the firmware - but if that
were the case I wouldn't be here asking these questions.)

Rick B.


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