Re: [PARPORT] Boot from SyQuest EzFlyer ?
Sat, 12 Sep 1998 12:21:04 -0400 (EDT)

> I am curios whether it is possible to boot linux from a SyQuest EzFlyer
> attached to the parallel port.

The short answer is no. You can only boot an operating system from a
device for which the machine's BIOS has a driver.

You can, however, compile a kernel with the pd driver built in, and boot
it from some other device and use the EzFlyer as your root disk. The
kernel would have to reside in a filesystem on a BIOS accessible drive,
or on a floppy.

> I am currently using kernel 2.0.35 and paride and I boot up from the
> hard-drive,
> but I would like to install another distribution on the EzFlyer drive
> and boot it.

Beware, too, that most installation programs won't give you the option
of installing to a PARIDE drive (yet).

Grant R. Guenther

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