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estrose



Joined: 12 Aug 2005
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estrose
Hello.

1. Is there somewhere a good example/information about how to make a little OS that loads not from a discette but from usb-stick instead?
2. Where from to find info of how to make self made os installable into computer so that computer starts without any discette or usb-sticck or cd inserted for booting, and it gives you options of which os to load?

Thanks.
Post 12 Aug 2005, 08:52
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Dex4u



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Here is how a usb-stick can be made to boot, first some are not bootable and some emulat a floppy (eg: fat12) other emulat a harddrive (eg: fat16/32), if they emulat a floppy, you can make them bootable with a bootable floppy image and a tool for putting image on usb-sticks.

Here you can get more details and tools:
http://www.weethet.nl/english/hardware_bootfromusbstick.php

PS: You will also need your bios to support booting from a usb-stick Wink .
Post 12 Aug 2005, 11:31
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estrose



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Thx for link.
But how can i do so, that my os installs into computer so that i am asked which os i want to boot? I should save some information into computer harddisk somewhere and if bios starts it sees that there is more than one os in the computer and it will ask which i want to load, the Win XP or my os. How to do it?

Thank you.
Post 15 Aug 2005, 07:36
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Dex4u



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You will need a program like this : http://www2.arnes.si/~fkomar/xosl.org/
Post 15 Aug 2005, 12:13
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estrose



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estrose
I will look this XOSL, thank you.
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