[K12OSN] Booting Acer One from SD card?
accessys at smart.net
Fri Dec 5 17:59:35 UTC 2008
what about the Dell S10e
looks like the acer
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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