Boot D430 from sd card


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#1 Guest_macaroni_*

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:14 PM

I was just wondering if anyone has successfully modded the bios to allow booting from the sd card slot.? Obviously we can boot from a usb stick/drive, but there are times where it would be convenient to just boot off sd, maybe a super light linux distro or the like to get quick internet/email access, etc. If you have done this - would love to hear your results, maybe others would be interested too (I didn't see a post on it, but I'm sure many have already considered the idea) Any info? Thanks.

#2 Leon

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:45 PM

Hi,

Thats a no go, since D4x0's sd card reader is connected to internal PCI and not usb controller... sorry :-(

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#3 stefek99

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

Thats such a shame... My HHD is full of bad sectors and was thinking of replacing it with just an sd card.

Tough life :(

#4 Leon

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

get a ssd :-) .. well worth it...

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#5 Bronxteck

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

they might have adapters from that hdd to cf or sd media. i think. but i dont know how that would work out.

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D630nvidia /Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5ghz(Penryn) 1440x900 res/ 8gb corsair ram kit/ OCZ-Vertex3 SSD/ Dell BT 360/ DW1490 wifi /running 10.9 
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D620GMA / Core 2 Duo T7200 2.166ghz(Merom) / CRC OSX Bios / Chameleon 2-svn / EDP svn / Intel 945 Graphics / 4gb ram / SL 10.6.8 / Lion 10.7.5 / Working 350 bluetooth sucks,PCMCIA Linksys Wireless killed by 10.6.8-10.7x/10.8x... rest in peace. replaced with broadcom dw1390 wifi & Sleep

D430 / core 2 duo 1.2 / 2gb ram / 360 bluetooth works better than 350, broadcom dw1390, lion 10.7.5 /win7... Thanks guys.


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

YEAH, just purchased.

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