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Old 07-25-2010, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm able to install Puppy linux to the SD card while it's in the Bold but the PC Bios doesn't recognized the SD card as a bootable device when it's in the Bold. I can move the card to a a cheap reader and it boots fine.

What is required to make the mass storage bootable while in the BB?
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As far as I know, you cannot do this. Mass storage mode requires an OS to already be running on the computer, resulting in the inability to boot from the BB whilst connected via USB.
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It's impossible. Your computer needs to be running for it to load the proper drivers to detect you BB as a mass storage.
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The mainboard has to have the bios/rom that supports bootable removeable media, the BB doesn't.
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It's impossible. Your computer needs to be running for it to load the proper drivers to detect you BB as a mass storage.
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Mass storage mode requires an OS to already be running on the computer, resulting in the inability to boot from the BB whilst connected via USB.
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