[K12OSN] Booting Acer One from SD card?
R. Scott Belford
scott at hosef.org
Fri Dec 5 18:45:06 UTC 2008
On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 7:59 AM, Accessys at smart.net <accessys at smart.net> wrote:
> what about the Dell S10e
> looks like the acer
I'm reckoning that the variable is the mobo. All have the atom
processor, etc., but each has a different manufacturer's BIOS. I have
no idea who has made Dell's stuff for them.
> On Fri, 5 Dec 2008, R. Scott Belford wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 3:19 AM, Rob Owens <rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com> wrote:
>> > Peter Scheie wrote:
>> >> My latest idea is to put the OS onto an SD card and boot the A1 from
>> >> that. 1GB SD cards are cheap, about $5, maybe less if you bought a
>> >> large quantity. You could burn a bunch of these including extras, give
>> >> the extras to the teacher(s), so that if, when the kids grab the A1s for
>> >> whatever project, one says "This one's not booting", the teacher can
>> >> just pop in a new SD card. This does have the problem of kids taking
>> >> the SD card, but it's easier to deal with than needing to have the A1 in
>> >> your possession to actually getting it working which would be the case
>> >> if the internal storage were used.
>> > I tried it on my Acer Aspire One and it did not work. The boot menu
>> > does not give the option to boot from the SD card, even when a bootable
>> > SD card is installed (I tried both SD slots).
>> > How about booting from one of these tiny, cheap usb sticks:
>> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609294
>> > -Rob
>> The Acer one is the least friendly of the netbooks at usb and sd
>> booting. I have relegated mine to the toilet
>> The sylvania netbook is good about booting from USB, but not SD. The
>> Asus eeePC boots from SD and USB. I only have these three models to
>> test, and, it took me some time to realize that I wasn't breaking
>> stuff and that instead each model simply boots differently. I now
>> carry a bag full of keychains just to show off different OS's.
>> I'll be doing a little netbook roundup, with multiple OS's, at our
>> monthly Open Source Pizza at the University of Hawaii in a few weeks.
>> I'll share the ustream link once finished.
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