boot old pc from usb

Brian Hawkins brianhks at activeclickweb.com
Wed Apr 2 14:06:03 MDT 2008


This is perfect.  Especially as I have not yet bought the usb drive.

Thanks
Brian

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Jeff Schroeder <jeff at zingstudios.com> wrote:

> Brian:
>
> > The problem is the computer is so old it doesn't know how to boot from
> > a USB device.
>
> One possibility is to get an IDE to CF adapter and use a Compact Flash
> card for your "hard drive".  The BIOS will see it as a regular IDE
> drive, and you can install Linux without worrying about booting from
> USB.
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822998002
>
> (I realize this doesn't allow you to use your thumb drive, but maybe
> there's a similar IDE to USB adapter somewhere out there...)
>
> HTH,
> Jeff
>
>
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