[Grml] Re: Chainboot Cheatcode

Andreas Gredler jimmy at grml.org
Wed Nov 30 03:39:31 CET 2005

On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 07:06:51PM -0700, Mark wrote:
> > The only remaining advantage I see is that I can have my own customized
> > OS on the stick. Is that your purpose?
> So I want to give the user a Linux system that can boot from any PC. 
> Instead of an expensive and fragile laptop, he gets a rugged USB hard
> drive.


> It seems a fairly easy addition to the cheatcode options that already
> exist.  In some sense the idea generalizes the persistent home concept.

It shouldn't be that hard, right.

> > This would be cool from a technical point of view. But I see no real
> > world example where it would be helpful.
> Previous messages discuss the user scenario.  Users carry a USB
> harddrive instead of a personal laptop.  It will boot any PC.  Sweet!


> > when you have to use the CD for booting USB sticks, all advantages
> > are gone.
> You are right if the choice is only between grml-CD and grml-small for
> USB stick.  Both of those are quasi-read-only ISO Linux systems.  There
> is some 'persistent state' capability on a stick, true.  But we have a
> third choice:  grml-big on USB hard drive.
> The hard drive is a "real" Linux system, not an ISO image on a stick. 
> Even if the user is a sysadmin and not "granny" there are serious
> advantages.

The usb harddrive scenario rocks. I will write some code to test it with
my usb harddisk installation.
(My notebook is also too stupid to boot from usb)
thx for your contribution.

greets Jimmy

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