View Full Version : Booting Linux from Digicam

16th August 2004, 02:20 PM
Hi all,

Can I use my digicam (SONY DSC-U20, USB Mass Storage Device compatible) to boot Linux?
I have a spare 8MB Sony MemoryStick, on which the FC2 diskboot.img (6MB) would fit.
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

17th August 2004, 04:09 AM
This requires a capable BIOS. When you boot up press the key for your setup screen. See if you can put removable devices or whatever they call it ahead of the hard drive.

17th August 2004, 04:18 AM
i think that will work but if you put it in a cd ....like knoppix or mandrake move..

17th August 2004, 05:55 PM
i just want to use the cam for a fc2 net installation. i'll post my experiences here.

21st October 2004, 04:59 PM
Unfortunately, my cam doesn't even let me modify the boot sector of the memory stick.
This will not work, I'm afraid...

21st October 2004, 10:36 PM
Not with a Sony camera, apparently. Maybe a cheap memory stick reader would do the trick.

But it's hard to justify that expense when a cheap USB drive would probably work.