[OpenIndiana-discuss] Installing on USB stick
guy.woolley at btinternet.com
Sun Apr 3 07:53:04 UTC 2011
I've just done a fresh install of Openindiana and noticed that the installer recognized an attached USB disk when it asked me where I wanted to install. I didn't use it but can you not just go ahead if it sees the disk ?
As a related matter I need WinXP for legacy reasons (OI doesn't want to know about my scanners - no support from xsane and I don't want to buy a new film scanner). I've just put WinXP in VirtualBox 4. Is there much difference between booting from a usb disk and running in VirtualBox ? I've no idea, but might try it to see.
--- On Sun, 3/4/11, Andrew Myers <am2605 at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Andrew Myers <am2605 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Installing on USB stick
To: "Discussion list for OpenIndiana" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>
Date: Sunday, 3 April, 2011, 8:38
Thanks for the suggestions. Is there instructions anywhere for how to
create the USB boot disk?
Something I forgot to mention.
You're a lot better off booting from a USB disk than setting up dual
boot. Many years ago I got a system to boot Solaris, FreeBSD and
Linux from the same disk. It took about a dozen installs to figure
out how to do it. (the installers kept killing each other) Not long
after that I installed removable drive trays in all my systems and
stopped doing multiboots. I won't even consider doing it now.
The only constraint on USB disk is you have to plug it into the same
port each time. But it's a much better way to do things. I setup a
friend's Dell D620 to boot Solaris 10 & Linux from a pair of USB disks
w/ Vista on the internal disk. With the boot order setup as CD-USB-HD
you only need to plug in the disk and bot to get the OS of your
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