View Full Version : [ubuntu] Boot from Flash

January 19th, 2012, 09:18 AM
I just found a CompactFlash>IDE chip today in a server I am not using. I'm assuming that this will allow me to use a CF card as a hard drive. Would I get any sort of speed increase while booting if I used this in my desktop? And if so, what all would I have to install on the drive, just my Boot directory, or /usr/ as well? Please forgive me for not knowing this already, I've been a desktop linux user for about 10 years but never really got into the internals of linux before just recently.

January 20th, 2012, 09:18 PM
Why don't you just stick it in and see what happens next. Maybe ubuntu will automatically recognize it. If not recognize; open a terminal and enter:


It should show up there. This is a PCI card right? If this is a USB plugin, the command would be: lsusb

That I think would be the first step, but i don't own one so this is just my guess. Good luck



January 21st, 2012, 06:01 AM
Try the USB Startup Disk Creator to make a Live CF card.
Your bios may recognize it as a hard disk.