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From: Helmut Jarausch <jarausch@××××××.be>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Boot from a USB device on old hardware
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:44:41
Message-Id: 65c884$4pjob4@relay.skynet.be
Hi,
sorry, this is a bit off topic.
I have old hardware where the BIOS cannot boot from an USB device.
For testing a Gentoo problem (Balsa) I need to boot an older system.
Is it possible to boot from a cdrom drive and then "switch" to the kernel
with the full init process on a separate (USB) drive?
Is it possible with some Grub2 "tricks"?

Many thanks for a hint
Helmut

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Re: [gentoo-user] Boot from a USB device on old hardware Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>