[OT] Run LiveUSB on machine that can't boot from usbkey?

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Sat Aug 29 19:13:05 UTC 2009

Mike Cloaked wrote:
> I have an old laptop that I use for testing new versions of Fedora - however
> although it will boot of a physical CD containing a LiveCD (say of F12
> Alpha), it is old enough not to be able to boot off usb devices since the
> BIOS is not arranged to do so. So a usbkey that contains a LiveCD that works
> perfectly well on other machines won't play on this particular machine
> (Fijitsu-Siemens Amilo D 6800)
> Can anyone point me to a reference to work around this by booting off say an
> altered grub stansa in the HD which then refers to a plugged in usbkey to
> continue loading the LiveCD files from the usbkey? Or something similar?
> I usually try to avoid using optical media if possible for running both
> installs and testing LiveCDs.

I can not find the link right now, but there are boot disks and CDs
that will let you but from a USB device on systems that do not
support it. I ran across it on one of the live-USB sites.


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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