I have 3 USB disk, 2 of them can not boot, because kernel does not have driver included.
But I can boot this 2 disk from CentOS 5.6 LiveCD.
How to add usb driver to CentOS 6.4 LiveCD?
I need a simple way.
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You’ve got to be kidding, 3.5 floppies?? I cannot remember the last time I even held one – must be 5+ years ago – and no machine I’ve built in the last 7 years even has a 3.5 drive installed. CD-ROM / DVD just work fine (ATA) SATA has on occasion been a bit hit and miss, although not in recent years. As you say – usb flash sticks are so much more convenient, although they used to be a challenge to format and get a boot-able system installed.
I’ve got them sitting there so i might as well use them… costs nothing. USB and SD cards are not for permanent data storage. 3.5
floppy aren’t brilliant but that’s an option for booting on.
the modern kernel and initramfs won’t fit on a 1.44MB floppy, how could you boot off it?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4045680 Jul 16 17:15
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 16500723 Jul 27 10:39
(thats a 4MB kernel and 16MB initramfs)
The original poster was asking… read it again. It was a problem I had and I
used PLoP to boot from – the app can be put on a CD or floppy which is what I
did as my CD/DVD ‘died’. One can use alternatives to boot from which appear to work from a floppy. A floppy may be old but can be put to use rather than throwing away which is almost what I did.