Boot AmigaOs from USB stick

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Boot AmigaOs from USB stick

Postby tommysammy » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:36 pm

I want to copy my SYS: partition 1:1 to an USB stick and boot from this USB stick.
Is it possible?
Which commands should i use in U-BOOT?
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Re: Boot AmigaOs from USB stick

Postby tommysammy » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:09 pm

I can answer myself
I copied my SYS partition to a SFS formated USB stick (Enhancer with SFS1.93 is installed)
I made a reset, pushed ESC to get U-Boot menu, then i selected Booting over USB.My X5000 boots from USB stick into Os.4.1
Very easy to handle :D
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Re: Boot AmigaOs from USB stick

Postby Juzz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:33 pm

tommysammy wrote:I can answer myself
I copied my SYS partition to a SFS formated USB stick (Enhancer with SFS1.93 is installed)
I made a reset, pushed ESC to get U-Boot menu, then i selected Booting over USB.My X5000 boots from USB stick into Os.4.1
Very easy to handle :D

I've tried that, but after some reading of the USB drive - I get the "Insert disk" animation in the kickstart.
Do we need to put a slb onto the drive? Or can the usb stick I tried just not support booting? Now that I think about it - I'll give it a go with another stick.
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Re: Boot AmigaOs from USB stick

Postby smf » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:33 am

Juzz wrote:I've tried that, but after some reading of the USB drive - I get the "Insert disk" animation in the kickstart.
Do we need to put a slb onto the drive? Or can the usb stick I tried just not support booting? Now that I think about it - I'll give it a go with another stick.


SLB is not used by the X5000 so you can forgett about that :)
Did you install the drive with media toolbox and make your partition bootable?

AFAIK the bootloader in uboot will load the kickstart from any partition it can find with a kickstart drawer but when aos kicks in you'll need a bootable partition.
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