Boot from memory-stick?
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Tue Jul 26 10:50:51 UTC 2005
Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> I used to use something called BOOT.SYS in combination with BOOTLIN.COM,
> a windows 95 device driver and an MS-DOS program that you could use in
> your CONFIG.SYS file to present a menu to boot from. The top of my
> CONFIG.SYS file used to look like this:
>> DEVICE = C:\DRIVERS\BOOT.SYS /T5
>> DEVICE = BOOT.1 LINUX
>> SHELL = C:\COMMANDS\BOOTLIN.COM C:\LINUX\VMLINUZ
>> DEVICE = BOOT.2 OLD LINUX
>> SHELL = C:\COMMANDS\BOOTLIN.COM C:\LINUX\VMLINUZ.OLD
>> DEVICE = BOOT.3 NEW LINUX
>> SHELL = C:\COMMANDS\BOOTLIN.COM C:\LINUX\VMLINUZ.NEW
>> DEVICE = BOOT.4 MS-DOS
>> BUFFERS = 20
>> FILES = 40
Is that what the OP wanted?
Personally, I would just like to know if anyone has used a memory stick
in the same way as one can use a CD, after running "mkbootdisk --iso ..."
and burning the ISO image onto the CD.
Can one just say something like "mkbootdisk --device /mnt/memstick ..."?
Is that likely to work?
(I can't try this on my Sony Picturebook laptop,
since I can't boot from USB.
But I'm interested to know how I would do it if I could!)
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