[rescue] What to do with those USB "pen" drives...

N.Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Thu Aug 7 14:01:23 CDT 2003

> 	I just rebuilt my gaming machine at home with all new parts and the
> BIOS on my new Gigabyte motherboard supports this kind of stuff. The 
> Bios
> has something like 15 different options for a device to boot from, it 
> was
> amazing. Checking the Online Manual  I see my choices are, for each of 
> three boot device selectors, Floppy, LS120, HDD0-3, SCSI, CDROM, ZIP, 
> USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-CDROM, USB-HDD, and LAN. The SCSI setting then 
> has the further three options of booting from SCSI, RAID, or SATA. 
> Giving this board a grand total of 16 different boot options on three 
> separate spots for a grand total of 48 ways to boot. seems a bit 
> extreme, but then again I like extreme. 	To the point, I bet if you 
> set the BIOS to USB-HDD and put a thumb drive in it would happily boot 
> from it.

I put one of those in my gaming machine that I upgraded about
6 months ago.  I love the dual BIOS option.  I hadn't checked
all the boot devices, I'll have to try that as well.

The SO has a Medion (German company) system that we bought
(a bundle w/a 17in LCD incl.-the price worked out to be about
$400 for the LCD).  It has one of those flash readers that
takes just about everything.  Compact flash, memory sticks, SD/
MMC cards, Smart media, and it also has duplicate sound, game,
USB and FW ports on the front.  Nicely designed for a PC.


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