Booting F8 from USB Attached Hard Drive

Tom Horsley tom.horsley at
Wed Nov 28 00:05:30 UTC 2007

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 18:36:30 -0500
Rick Bilonick <rab at> wrote:

> > As long as your BIOS will boot from a USB drive, it is not a
> > problem. I would suggest you try the live CD to see if F8 is going
> > to work for you before doing a USB install.

Even if the bios doesn't support it you can still do trickery.
Find a live CD that has "kexec" available on the live CD, then
boot off the live CD and kexec the kernel from the USB drive
(of course, it isn't the fastest boot process in the world :-).

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