Joined: Mar. 2006
||Posted: Nov. 11 2006,16:02
Quote (roberts @ Nov. 10 2006,13:42)
Key, This is not really an RC issue. But nevertheless, I did try with USB-ZIP write protected and write protected boot floppy. Worked just fine. I know my write protect switch is functioning, as USB-ZIP creates two partitions. When I try to mount the second partition, it gives the warning about a write-protected device. I use the standard boot floppy with the fromusb boot option. Also was able to boot directly from write protected USB-ZIP. It's too bad that there are not better standards in usb booting from the actual pendrives, geometry and sometimes hidden drives, to the computer bios and their ability to find and boot based on the myriad of these drive parameters. Reminds me of the early days of cdrom drives and each needed their own dos drivers.
Thank you for your investigations in this case, roberts, although this is of course no RC issue.
But now I know, that it must work in some way.
I will buy another write-protectable usb-pen, get the latest DSL version and use the fromusb boot option with a standard boot floppy. Hope it will work then.
NEW STATUS REPORT OF FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS:
I have tried now 3 different usb-pens with write-protect switches:
- Twin-Mos (possible to password-protect)
- Trekstor (simple usb-pen without special features)
- Intenso (simple usb-pen without special features)
All these 3 usb-pens do fail to boot when a bootfloppy has been used before and the usb-pen is set to write-protected. Therefore I do not think, that the usb-pen is the problem.
Roberts wrote, that he had success, trying a kingston usb-pen.
What could be the problem?
Roberts wrote, that he has used a standard boot floppy with the "fromusb" boot option.
I have always used an usb-bootfloppy.
Could this be the reason?
Is there a difference between:
a) an usb-bootfloppy
b) a standard bootfloppy with "fromusb" option
What is the difference?
I have not tried it yet, but I will do it soon.
Looking for further information on this issue. Thanks.