Booting Porteus Flash On HD-Less R31 Thinkpad

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Booting Porteus Flash On HD-Less R31 Thinkpad

Post#1 by jimwg » 25 Jun 2014, 21:14

Greetings!

Subject says it all. I wish to boot my Porteus flash on an old R31 ThinkPad which has a dead HD and whose BIOS supposedly can't be coaxed to boot a USB drive. I heard there are tricks to jumpstart a flash boot via a CD but I'm really clueless about this or how to proceed. Any assist welcome.

(Maybe on another topic, can I do the same with an old PPC Mac?)

Thanks!

Jim in NYC

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Re: Booting Porteus Flash On HD-Less R31 Thinkpad

Post#2 by Ed_P » 26 Jun 2014, 04:52

jimwg wrote:BIOS supposedly can't be coaxed to boot a USB drive.
"supposedly"? Who said it won't work?

What happens when you make the hard drive the last option in the BIOS and boot with the USN drive plugged in?
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Re: Booting Porteus Flash On HD-Less R31 Thinkpad

Post#3 by donald » 26 Jun 2014, 08:50

@jimwg
--> ThinkPad <--
plug in your usb-flash
insert a porteus live-CD, boot the CD , at the splash-screen select the
Plop boot manager to boot the usb-flash.

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