Linux booting from Firewire drive?
Posted 16 February 2003 - 11:06 PM
Posted 17 February 2003 - 10:17 AM
Posted 17 February 2003 - 04:06 PM
Posted 17 February 2003 - 10:50 PM
But, I sorta answered my own question this morning by slapping myself in the forehead and letting out a deafening "DOH!". Since I use Macs, I've been playing with a couple of PPC-based distros, namely Yellow Dog (basically Red Hat 7.2 ported to run on a PPC processor), and Mandrake 8.2 PPC, which I installed this weekend. Both run well, but I thought it would be nice to play with some straight Wintel-based Linux....but I realy don't want to buy *another* computer. Then the light bulb came on and I remembered that I have Virtual PC on all my machines. Sooooo.....I downloaded the ISOs for Red Hat 8.0, burned the CDs, set up a new virtual machine in VPC and installed RH 8.0. It runs really well and it'll be fun to play around with.
The cool thing is that I can copy the Linux disc image to any of my other machines with Virtual PC. I can tinker and experiment with Linux all I want, and if I screw up and hose something, I just have to recopy the disc image into Virtual PC from a backup copy.
But it's good to hear that at least some Linux distros do support Firewire, cuz that opens alot of other possibilities.
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