[clug] Ubuntu 7.04

Rodney Peters rpeters at pcug.org.au
Sat Apr 28 07:37:58 GMT 2007

I have not done this, but the IPCop firewall supports running from CF, without 
a HDD.  Their docs, available from http:// www.ipcop.org, give an overview of 
the installation process.  However, they are confining their discussions to 
those  mini-ITX style mobo which have a CF slot on board in lieu IDE 

If you install and setup GRUB on the CF drive, then notionally the kernel 
should be bootable (however, the syntax of the "kernel" command would depend 
on whether the CF drive is seen as sda, sdb etc).  

You would still be up against what boot devices the BIOS supports.  On my 
recent mobo, a message appears during POST indicating which "hot-key" to 
press to get a menu of boot devices.  For my mobo (both Award-Phoenix BIOS), 
pressing Esc and F11 respectively brings up a menu of all bootable devices 
(whether they are actually present or not)  Even the later one does not 
support booting from USB Card Reader or even USB flash drive.


On Monday 23 April 2007 12:47:52 linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
> om:
> Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au>
>   To:
> Mike J <astro_mikel at hotmail.com>
>   CC:
> linux at lists.samba.org
>   Date:
> Monday 11:31:36
> I haven't looked at 7.04 yet, but does anyone know how to install it
> onto a USB flash drive, not as a "live image", but as an actual install?
> Actually, I know how to install it onto the flash drive, but how do I
> do it in such as was as to enable the kernel on the flash drive to be
> bootable? Anyone done something like this before?
> I guess it is somewhat dependent upon what the BIOS will support - mine
> offers "USB Floppy Drive" and "USB Hard Drive".
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.

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