[sugar] U3 flash drives
Benjamin M. Schwartz
Mon Sep 29 15:31:33 EDT 2008
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Walter Bender wrote:
| Anyone know much about U3 flash drives? Would this be the simplest
| (for the end user) way of booting a LiveUSB image of Sugar? (I worry
| about asking people to change their BIOS to enable USB boot as being
| too off-putting.)
U3 is a Windows-only technology. I presume your question is: "How can we
create a usb key for Sugar that, when inserted into a Windows machine,
launches a Sugar emulator with a minimum of user interaction?"
If so, I think the answer is to use the standard autorun.inf system:
This can be configured to launch an instance of Sugar in QEMU. It should
work on any standard USB key, and does not require U3 at all.
In fact, we should be able to produce a key with a single QEMU disk image
and static QEMU binaries for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Such a key could be
configured to autorun correctly on all major desktops.
Even cooler would be to make this key bootable as well, for those who do
have correctly configured boot from USB.
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