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BrokenArrow
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎01-31-2010
Location: NYC. NY
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T410 support of SD card reader boot up

is there any way to configure the t410 bios to boot up from an operating system installed on a sd card (through the built in card reader)?

tried to install linux on 16gb sd card and ended needing to reconfigure the boot sector....

 

thanks in advance,

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Message 2 of 6

Re: T410 support of SD card reader boot up

i don't think this is available. 

Regards,

Jin Li

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mike5065
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Registered: ‎02-24-2010
Location: Toronto
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Message 3 of 6

Re: T410 support of SD card reader boot up

My ASUS eee does this no problem, and I'm hoping my T510 will too.

 

I've had excellent results deploying Linux to SD cards with Unetbootin. This may help getting past any file system incompatibilities you are experiiencing.

BrokenArrow
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Message 4 of 6

Re: T410 support of SD card reader boot up

hey mike,

i didn't mean booting from an sd card in general, but booting through the card reader with an sdhc card

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Message 5 of 6

Re: T410 support of SD card reader boot up

I have done this while working with my Point of Sale software which is booted either from a compact flash or an sdhc (i just mail out new sd's each time the system gets an update).  I don't recall having to do anything special to get it to work.  I would test this out for you however my SD apparently isn't working right now on this T500.  One thing to keep in mind once it gets past basic boot is that you may need to provide a driver which works with the chipset which the SD card relys on in order to fully boot.

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j5mith247
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Location: Germany
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Re: T410/T510 support of SD card reader boot up

I have the same problem with my T510. Unlike my eeepc, the T510 won't boot from the SD(HC) card slot (and eSATA btw), while booting from an external usb card reader is possible on both. Also the T510s SD card slot seems extremely picky on which cards it reads. For example it accepts almost no microSDHC card in a SD adaptor card, which works excellent on all my other card readers. It's really a shame that a $1500 device can't do what a $350 device achieves flawlessly! Another issue I noticed is that the normal boot process from a HDD seems to be interrupted until the dvd drive has recognized the disc in it, which can take quite a while.

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