netbook won't boot from smart card


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Hi - I know many people have been able to boot from various USB devices. I want to try booting from a smartcard on my little Acer D255 netbook.

I have enabled the boot menu, and moved all the USB options to the top of the list (I think it would see a USB flashdrive as a USB HDD). However, the only options on the boot menu are the native hard drive (I think it's a hard drive, not a flashdrive on this machine) and a network agent.

Is there any way to see the smart card as a bootable device on this netbook? :fool:

I have the Pendrive version of Slax Linux ready on the smart card - as far as I know, no formatting issues as I can see the files under My Computer (the netbook native OS is the...usable Windows 7 starter).

The netbook is an Acer Aspire One D255 with the N450 processor, 1 GB memory and a 160 GB HDD.

I will try the same Linux USB-bootable OS on a flash stick, I need to pick up some more on my next trip to stationary store. If still a non-starter, I can still use the flash drive!

Still putting off - trying out USB linux on ancient Apple powerbook - never got up to Tiger OSX, and they're still asking over a hundred bucks for an unsupported operating system - want to keep OSX/OS9 on it (offline), but be able to use online with an up to date operating system...but that's another day...
 
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Should have said try the Slax forums as they are probably the best bet for help. :cool:
 
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