booting up from cardreader
Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:06 PM
My BIOS offeres an extra option to boot up from cardreader. Like normal I have formated the card with the HP Drive Key, no error so far. But no matter which boot option I chose in BIOS, I can`t boot from the sd card.
It`s kinda strange. Guess an external USB cardreader could work better, but I would like to get work the internal one and not to waste money.
Anyone has also such an internal cardreader? And an idea why it doesn`t boot?
Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:15 PM
Speaking of laptop internal ones, last attempt I know of was made for Toshiba, see this:
where it worked, at least partially.
Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:15 PM
The Toshiba format tool does not work for my controller. It doesn`t recognize the cardreader.
I am quite familiar with the grub4dos install or the ntdetect install method. Works for USB flash drives.
But somehow the cardreader does not boot. There error is from BIOS disk failure, same as there would be no bootable device at all.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:51 PM
The multicardreader does not comply any standards and does not support booting. The BIOS does support booting from standard cardreaders, maybe single cardreaders, portable devices you do plug into and USB slot.
Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:58 AM
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