Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by savillm, Jun 28, 2007.
can i boot a system up with out a hdd connected to the mobo?
i want to go into the bios you see
I think you can. Pretty sure it won't damage anything. As far as I know, the HDD doesn't really do anything until it's time to boot the OS anyway. Give it a try!
yep. Its Completely fine.
Yup, how else would one create a diskless workstation?
Yes you can. My spare system doesn't have any drives connected, and I can get in the BIOS fine.
Yep, I'm doing exactly that, running Slax on a USB drive because I don't have any HDD/Cdrom cables yet.
Yea, I run off my flash drive sometimes with DSL, Damn Small Linux, uses the Knoppix kernal. Pretty cool.
You should try slax man, it's nice too. I ran DSL on my Xbox
Whats slax based off of? How big? Whats it like?
Based on slackware linux.
I'm using popcorn edition right now, which fits on a 128mb thumbdrive.
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