Mini setup. In order to boot from a USB flash drive, it needs
to be partitioned using a GPT partition table. If I add GPT
partition table support to the MiniMyth kernel, will the
startup scripts find the "minimyth" filesystem if it's in a
FAT32 partition on the flash drive instead of being in the
"root" device? e.g. /dev/sdb2 instead of /dev/sdb?
Cool.Pablo wrote:As long as the partition has the label 'minimyth', I do not
know of any reason why it would not work.
That means that if I add GPT partition table support to the
linux kernel, I should be able to create a stand-alone, bootable,
MiniMyth-on-USB-flash-drive for Mac.
I think. Mac firmware is a bit obtuse.
Right now, you have to install grub+kernel+rootfs on the
hard-drive. Now that I think about it, putting grub on the
hard-drive and kernel+rootfs on the USB drive _might_ work.
Still, it would be cleaner if you didn't have to touch the
hard-drive at all.
I may also try included the Intel framebuffer driver just to
see if I can get the graphical startup to work (personally, I'm
just as happy with messages scrolling by), but I'm curious...