[rescue] booting flash drive from OpenBOOT?

Marc Zyngier maz at misterjones.org
Sat May 17 03:39:31 CDT 2008

>>>>> "James" == James Hartley <jjhartley at gmail.com> writes:

James> Is it possible to boot a flash drive once within OpenBOOT?
James> Searching thus far hasn't revealed anything yet.

If your system can boot off an IDE disk, this should be a no-brainer.

I boot my Netra AX-1105 off a 64MB CompactFlash, plugged into an
IDE-CF converter. Seen as a very small IDE disk from the OF. Quite

If your system is SCSI only, then you'd have to add something like an
Acard SCSI-to-IDE bridge, which ruins the inexpensive aspect of the

Maybe modern system can boot from USB, but I'm happily stuck with
older stuff... ;-)

And if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there...

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