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

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 12:53:51 +0200

Axel Dörfler wrote:
> "Michael Lotz" <mmlr@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > As for adding them in the default HaikuImage. The only thing I could 
> > see is that it causes the USB stack to be loaded earlier. This 
> > shouldn't really matter though. It might delay the boot process if the 
> > stack isn't kept loaded, but that would be a bug that has to be fixed 
> > then anyway. Through the presence of usb_disk we currently load the USB 
> > stack during boot anyway. So if we want the images to be USB bootable 
> > by default we can certainly just add these targets.
> I would actually rather change the boot loader in this regard a bit, and 
> (if possible) make it realize it has been booted from USB (this should be 
> easily possible with BIOS conforming to some standards), and then 
> automatically boot the USB drivers.
> Of course, this might work as reliable as to always put them in, which we 
> probably should do for now before we experiment with a different approach.

From Michael's email it sounds like the USB stack is currently loaded 
anyways, because udb_disk requires it. So should we simply make the change? 
Would be neat to have that feature by default, IHMO. :-)

Best regards,

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