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Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 01:36:40 +0400
From: gremlin@...mlin.ru
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: boot from usb flash

On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 12:39:09AM +0400, (GalaxyMaster) wrote:

 > > Anyone has any experience with booting Owl from a usb flash?
 > Yep, I have. What is your question exactly? Indeed you need a
 > custom kernel to be able to boot from the USB since the included
 > kernel doesn't support USB at all.

As we're already using 2.88 Mb ElTorito "floppies", we can build
default kernel (cdrom/boot/bzImage) with much more modules for
storage support compiled in. My experience suggests that having
support for generic IDE/ATAPI, all 3 sorts of USB hosts, nearly
all SATA and most popular SCSI host adapters should be included
into the kernel, and support for all other devices can be kept in
cdrom/lib/modules/* (yes, it will require kernel rebuild during
installation process, but that's trivial).


-- 
Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin
<gremlin ПРИ gremlin ТЧК ru>

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