Would it be possible?

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Would it be possible?

Postby serialjoepsycho » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:25 pm

To transfer the IMG to cd or flash drive in a way that would boot them if you changed the bios to boot from cd or usb? if there was a way especially to do so from a usb flash drive a simpler tutorial could be written for each individual distro created if any differed. Essentially everything should be the same. The Webdt 366, how it reacts to the usb flash drive, and the exact things you type to install it. you could load the os thru the usb and use the console to transfer the os to the on board flash. Just a thought.
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Re: Would it be possible?

Postby Coburn64 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:36 pm

You could, but you'd have to install a boot loader (syslinux or GRUB?) first. You'd have access to onboard flash of course (it'll come up as /dev/hda).

If you dd a copy of an installed linux from the Internal Flash to USB, it will boot, but it possibly will use the internal flash installation as the kernel would be configured to mount root on /dev/hda1 (for example) because of settings in /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab.

If you modded the installation to boot from USB and mount the USB partitions as root, etc, yes, you could then have almost 1:1 of Linux on your USB and NAND Flash.

I hope this helps... It's kinda hard to explain.
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