Booting off a external dvd drive if bios doesnt have boot off usb option
Posted on 2006-11-13
I have a toshiba satellite pro a60 ( it doesn't have boot off usb .. it has some predefined lan boot and other stuff )
I also have a external asus DRV1608P2S drive ...
my built in hdc: MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-820S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive is slow .. and most of the times doesn't read the dvd's so I can't always boot of it when it's hot .. so I have this asus thingy with firewire and usb 2.0 .. which is much faster and better too :) .. I got windows and linux fedora core 6 installed .. and I was wondering if there is any way I can make grub boot of whatever cd/dvd is in my external drive as a option in menu.lst ! .. I've tried hitting C in grub and doing a rootnoverify( and pressed TAB .. but it only showd me fd0 ( I don't have a floppy disk .. but I've tried that one too .. doesn't work ) .. and hd0 ! . .
kernel: Vendor: ASUS Model: DRW-1608P2S Rev: 1.39
kernel: Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 00
kernel: Vendor: WDC WD20 Model: 0BB-00AUA1 Rev: 0000
kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
After linux finishes booting .. /dev/scd0 appears .. so .. any way I can make it like .. boot windows install cd .. or mandriva's boot cd .. or anything that should be a bootable cd .. I'd like to use it as I'd use my own internal dvd .. ! ..
Thanks in Advance. Patricia.