In Reply to: Re: Award Bios + datafab MD2-USB don't boot posted by Oskar E. on 09/23/02 at 3:20 AM:
Booting from USB is in its infancy for HDD service. Although, the BIOS may offer boot support, the actual service may be and often is flawed. BIOS manufacturers and enclosure makers are well aware of these issues. Complicating the issue is the seemingly endless brands of silicon being used by enclosure manufacturers. Poorly developed or altered firmware is also a factor.
As always, some of this USB stuff just doesn't work with some of this other USB stuff.
Until the processed is completely debugged there will be a lot of finger pointing.
I don't know why it isn't working and you may be hard pressed to find someone who does.
: First Bootmanger don't need any driver to load any OS because they use Bios services to access the disks, including SCSI. Example: The NT Bootloader don't need any Driver to show the menu when it's on SCSI.
: (But you driver when windows will be started)
: Dos is bootable via USB look on www.netac.com -> Bootable-Pro Only Disk.
: They have tools to make the usb storage bootable, it will copy dos to the hdd, but it will not work with my MD2-USB :/ )
: The information for Linux driver is for other users, who have problems with their MD2-USB in Linux.