[Grml] Chainboot Cheatcode

Andreas Gredler jimmy at grml.org
Tue Nov 29 10:17:07 CET 2005

On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 05:19:43PM -0700, Mark wrote:
> Older PCs do not have BIOS support for USB boot.  Some offer USB boot,
> but it just doesn't work.  Some machines only have USB support by means
> of PCI or ISA cards, and these cannot be booted.

Yes, that sucks :-(
BTW: Some motherboards are able to boot from USB after a BIOS upgrade.

> All these machines will boot GRML off CD.  So, the idea is this - offer
> a cheatcode to transfer control to a USB/Firewire/SCSI drive.  This is
> not the same thing as using a /home directory on the drive, it means
> complete Linux system transfer.

You mean, that the CD should only work as a bootstrap?
For which purpose? In other words: Which advantages do you see in such a

greets Jimmy

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