[openbeos] Re: Is it possible to boot Haiku from a USB key?

  • From: "Michael Lotz" <mmlr@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 22:57:44 +0200

> I'm not sure if this question has been asked before, and I apologize 
> if 
> it has, but is it possible to boot Haiku from a USB key currently? If 
> so, and someone give me an idea of the process or point me to 
> documentation on doing so?

It is possible and pretty simple too. The only thing necessary is that 
the USB stack, the host controller drivers and the usb_disk driver are 
added to the boot module symlinks. If you build Haiku yourself you can 
add the targets "usb <usb>uhci <usb>ohci <usb>ehci usb_disk" to the 
targets list of "AddBootModuleSymlinksToHaikuImage" in "build/jam/
HaikuImage". Otherwise you can do this manually by creating symlinks to 
"/boot/beos/system/add-ons/kernel/bus_managers/usb", "/boot/beos/system
/add-ons/kernel/busses/usb/{u|o|e}hci" and "/boot/beos/system/add-ons/
kernel/drivers/bin/usb_disk" in the "/boot/beos/add-ons/kernel/boot" 
folder where all the other boot symlinks reside already.


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