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OS/2, eCS & ArcaOS - Technical => Hardware => Topic started by: R.M. Klippstein on December 21, 2013, 05:35:33 pm

Title: Boot 2.2 beta .iso from a USB memory stick?
Post by: R.M. Klippstein on December 21, 2013, 05:35:33 pm
Is there a way to boot the 2.2 beta from a memory stick? I've tried doing it with Dfsee's "create bootable USB stick" option but can't get it to load the eCS beta .iso.
I'm looking for a way to install the beta on a couple of older boxes that don't have a DVD drive, only CD Drive and functional USB.

Thanks for any ideas   klipp
Title: Re: Boot 2.2 beta .iso from a USB memory stick?
Post by: Eugene Gorbunoff on December 21, 2013, 07:47:17 pm
You can boot eCS to command line from USB flash disk.

Some users have bootable .iso images.

As I know, we don't have GUI version of eCS / USB flash disk.

 
Title: Re: Boot 2.2 beta .iso from a USB memory stick?
Post by: Stefan on December 24, 2013, 10:41:09 pm
I do have an open feature request for this (iso to USB drive).
Check the eComstation bugtracker, ticket #0002754 from 2010-03-02.

So far, without any response...

I too would prefer just to "burn" the iso onto an USB drive and just let if fly.... :'(
Title: Re: Boot 2.2 beta .iso from a USB memory stick?
Post by: Eugene Gorbunoff on December 25, 2013, 12:51:31 pm
You can find several interested users and developers, which need the same feature.
They will update the drivers, make experiments.
Mensys is busy with drivers development and CD1 assembly.


Title: Re: Boot 2.2 beta .iso from a USB memory stick?
Post by: Alex Taylor on December 26, 2013, 05:10:38 am
The eCS dev team has investigated ways to support booting off USB flash disk, unfortunately we haven't yet been able to figure out a method that will work.
Title: Re: Boot 2.2 beta .iso from a USB memory stick?
Post by: Pete on December 27, 2013, 01:30:43 am
Hi Alex

I did have a working bootable-from-USB-flashdrive system about a year ago. I think I got it from a link on this page http://os4you.org/wiki-usb-boot-en.html - the page may be of interest if you have not bumped into it so far.

Regards

Pete