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    Default Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    I've been doing some much needed backups and HDD images in case of disaster. I would prefer to have my recovery stuff on flash drive rather than disc - discs are to fragile for me when traveling.
    Anyway can I update the bios to make it boot from usb? Can't find anything by searching.
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    Default Re: Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    nope.
    your best bet bet is to burn to a couple dvd's OR
    a live linux cd and your jumpdrive. Ubuntu is great, but offers far more than you would need. I've used DSL (dam small linux) for this in the past and loved it. The other plus, DSL will fit onto a 1/2 cd (the small ones, 154mb???).

    But no, so far as I know, the MK1 (the one that I have) will not boot from USB. that was a feature of the MK3 or MK4 and above?
    SOmeone, jump in and correct me, please.
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    Default Re: Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    The bios = nope as he /\ said....TO MY KNOWLEDGE.
    Howwwwever....take a look at PlopLinux. Either installed as a boot file on your HDD or as I do with a floppy. I've used it to install Linux and others on CF-29 Mk 1 and 2 from USB stick or USB Hard Drive.
    Could be done with the boot file program on CD. Pretty neat program. I'll let them explain it.
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    Default Re: Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    1 upper :|

    No, you can not, to the best of my knowledge.

    There are no stupid questions, only a whole lot of inquisitive idiots...
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    Default Re: Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    Here's an example...in this case PlopLinux 4 etc on a CF-29C loading Ubuntu Lite. [F2]:boot from cd, load cd, select USB and etc., Works sweet.
    In this case I just loaded the Live CD but nothing keeps you from using any USB program. I've done a bit of back up and restore between units of the same Mark with the USB being a USB hard drive.
    FWIW
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    Default Re: Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadlmkr View Post
    Here's an example...in this case PlopLinux 4 etc on a CF-29C loading Ubuntu Lite. [F2]:boot from cd, load cd, select USB and etc., Works sweet.
    In this case I just loaded the Live CD but nothing keeps you from using any USB program. I've done a bit of back up and restore between units of the same Mark with the USB being a USB hard drive.
    FWIW
    But one still needs to use a CD first or am I being thick (not unusuall)
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    Default Re: Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    yes, you can only boot from cd rom or floppy in order to do what you want.
    You need some OS that is capable of using the usb port for the jump drive.

    You may want to just look at the backup utiity built into windows. it's not the best, but not worst....
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    Default Re: Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    Quote Originally Posted by interestingfellow View Post
    yes, you can only boot from cd rom or floppy in order to do what you want.
    You need some OS that is capable of using the usb port for the jump drive.

    You may want to just look at the backup utiity built into windows. it's not the best, but not worst....
    I think for me the best option is full disc image stored on an external hard drive.
    Regular restore points solve minor crises and anything big, well just reformat and burn new image.

    Thanks for all the sugestions.
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    Default Re: Boot CF29 Mk1 from usb???

    No, no, no, no. Not "system restore"....that's crappy and only good under certain conditions (malware/viri/or a screwup).

    I'm talking about start>programs>accessories>backup

    It's the old school Win98 version of backup. It will make 1 big ace file (which you may specify compression). Then you can copy that do an external drive.
    IN the event of a system crash, reinstall windows as normal, and then use the utility to restore the backup.
    As I said, not the best solution, but not the worst.

    Good luck! and let us know what you decide, please.
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