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    Default booting options

    I've gotten this idea in my head to install BT3 on a usb device (small CF HD). Now I realize that most older pc's (or locked ones) don't allow booting from usb. Is it possible to have a computer boot from a cd which points at the usb device for the rest of the startup?

    Alternatively: can I set BT3 up in a way that every cd-session is saved on a usb-device, and that it knows how to retrieve it while booting up from usb?

    grtz

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    Lightbulb lilo on a disk

    this is possible i have done it with damn small linux on a disk which brought up a tiny os with usb support which then handed control over to my damn small linux usb stick.

    floppy disk with grub installed?
    if a solution to a problem is stupid and works, it is not stupid.

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    I'd really prefer booting from a cd (with grub on it, if need be) instead of a floppy. Most laptops don't have a floppy disk drive.

    I've already tried a cd with SuperGrub on it, but it couldn't boot from the usb stick, so I might have to assemble something from scratch, but I don't really know how to start on that.

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    Exclamation Supergrub should do it.

    wat error or output did you get
    if a solution to a problem is stupid and works, it is not stupid.

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    I think it couldn't find the distribution on the usb-drive

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    I tried something else today: the files in the /boot folder were placed on cd, the files in /BT3 on the usb drive. And that failed too.

    Thinking about starting to work with cd-rw's now ;-)

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