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Re: [K12OSN] Booting Acer One from SD card?



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
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