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Re: [Libreboot] I can not boot using USB with iso non-UEFI,

From: Bruno Dantas
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] I can not boot using USB with iso non-UEFI,
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:34:23 -0400
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I still haven't figured out how to boot a live Debian usb from Libreboot's 
menu--selecting "Search ISOLINUX menu (USB)" changes the menu background to a 
Debian wallpaper, but does nothing else. I think the issue is that at this 
point Libreboot only supports live usb's created with casper (e.g., Ubuntu, 
Linux Mint), which Debian doesn't use? Just a guess.

Nevertheless, I found a workaround.

When Libreboot's menu comes up, press "c" to enter a grub2 command line. Enter 
these three commands and you will be able to boot the Debian live USB.

linux (usb0)/live/vmlinuz boot=live
initrd (usb0)/live/initrd.img

You may have to confirm that your usb drive is indeed usb0 like mine. To 
confirm, a simple "ls" (no quotations) at the grub2 command line will help. In 
my experience (T400 with Libreboot), grub2's ls command and Tab autocompletion 
take a long time to produce any output (roughly a minute or so), but eventually 
it does work. Fortunately, a single ls command is all you need to confirm how 
grub2 sees your usb drive.

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