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Jens24 Jens24 is offline
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Post Make to boot from SD? - 04-16-2009, 02:12 AM

I have a mini 9. I would like to install OSs on 16gb SD cards and use the internal 64GB SSD for data of all of them. I understand that I can not directly boot from the SD card but would there be a way to use the internal SSD to start the boot boot and then refer it to the SD card to finish booting? I would like to have Win XP Pro, Mac OSX, and Ubuntu each on a separte card so I could choose at booting! Sounds cool but is it possible??

Please help me! Thank You!
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Default Re: Make to boot from SD? - 04-16-2009, 02:30 AM

Stop crossposting.

No, you can't. The internal SD reader is not capable of booting.

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Default Re: Make to boot from SD? - 04-18-2009, 06:53 PM

Although it is not simple there is a way to actually boot from an SD card. You can either

1) Use a USB card reader... (USB devices are seen by the bios as bootable devices...)
2) Or add additional modules to the kernel of your OS (with linux it would be easier I guess) and use grub to boot.

If you are still interested and know how to mess around with your OS here is a post where I discuss the details for two linux distros... and soon I hope to be able to dual boot windows and ubuntu (windows installed in the internal SSD drive an ubuntu from the slot reader)



p.s. And yeah.... stop crossposting

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Default Re: Make to boot from SD? - 04-19-2009, 05:04 PM

It is possible but I had a HELL of a time.. so I got tired and just bought a 25 dllr shipped cd rom drive and walla :/
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