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



what about the Dell S10e

looks like the acer

Bob

On Fri, 5 Dec 2008, R. Scott Belford wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 3:19 AM, Rob Owens <rob owens 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
>
> http://twitpic.com/pxkc
>
> 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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