Using Plop Boot Manager for USB Boot
Jan 26, 2012, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Carrying data around on a flash drive is handy, but with Linux,
it's possible to carry around an entire work environment.
Unfortunately, however, there are some older systems that won't
boot from USB. For example, I have a Sempron 3000+ system with 2GB
of RAM that won't boot from USB, even though it's a usable system
for some things. If the BIOS doesn't support booting from a flash
drive, there's not much that GRUB can do as it doesn't contain any
drivers and relies on the BIOS to find bootable media.
Plop Boot Manager aims to overcome these limitations.