[K12OSN] Booting Acer One from SD card?

Rob Owens rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com
Fri Dec 5 13:19:25 UTC 2008

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:


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