[sf-lug] PLOP Booting Trick

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 01:00:33 PST 2010

Today at SF-LUG I helped boot a computer from a USB stick by using a program
called PLOP. http://www.plop.at I found it from the
http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/Hardware_Compatibility page of the
IsoLinux project. Last week I had some machines at the Mission Beacon
http://missionbeacon.org/ after school program in San Francisco that I
couldn't boot directly from USB sticks. This little program did the trick
then and now. Specifically, after downloading, unzipping and copying the
plpbt.bin file to /boot/ one can add the following to the grub2 menu:

menuentry "plpbt" {
    set root='(hd0,0)'
linux16 /boot/plpbt.bin

Another option listed on the IsoLinux pages I haven't yet tried is the Smart
Boot Manager. http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/


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