Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox
Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:23 am
The bit I was talking about is there no matter how the drive is formatted.GµårÐïåñ wrote:However, even with boot capability some BIOS will treat thumb drives due to their file system and flags as removable and that's why they need to be formatted in a proper way to allow it to behave as it should.
It would be strange because I don't see the value in looking for that bit just to refuse to boot from a drive. Note that I was just hypothesizing what could be the issue here.Tom T. wrote:...Tom's strange BIOS....
Having been installed by a major OEM on all almost all of their laptops except for the most expensive, I don't see that it's "strange". IIUC, some other brands of laptops are like this also.
One thing I am certain is that it's not a hardware issue, so with the right BIOS you should be able to directly boot from flash drives just fine. Too bad BIOS hacking (in the sense of customising or writing your own) is quite a challenge. With EFI such things might get easier but on the other hand there you have to deal with signature checks etc. more often (e.g. with Intel mainboards like I heard).Tom T. wrote:the issue is that these MOBOs are incompatible with booting from flash drive.
Not necessarily, unless the CPU is soldered on.Tom T. wrote:basically you'd need a different mobo, which in a laptop means a different CPU,