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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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 :(

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

get a ssd :-) .. well worth it...
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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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HP HDX 16 / Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5ghz(Penryn)

8 GB 800 MHz DDR2 corsair kit SDRAM, nVidia GeForce GT 130M 1024, OCZ-VERTEX3 240.06 GB SSD, PM, BT & webcam native, running 10.9.x/10.8.5/10.7.5/10.6.8. 

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.x 

D430 / core 2 duo 1.2 / 2gb ram / 360 bluetooth works better than 350, broadcom dw1390, lion 10.7.5 /win7... Thanks guys.
D620nvidia / Core 2 Duo T7200 2.166ghz(Merom) low res/ CRC OSX Bios / Chameleon 2-svn / EDP svn / nvs 110m/go7300 Graphics / 4gb corsair gaming ram kit 667mhz / momentus hybrid SSD hdd / SL 10.6.8 / Lion 10.7.5 / Working 360 bluetooth, DW1395 with patched wifi kext
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

 


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

YEAH, just purchased.

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What to expect when installing 10.8.2 ?

(I don't fell like using Windows anymore)

Is SDXC (up to 2TB) supported or SDHC only (up tp 32GB). 32GB as an extra storage should be sufficient, just asking...

#7 Hervé

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

You won't be installing ML 10.8 on a D430 for sure. Lion 10.7 at best, but SL 10.6 performs much better and will do so nicely on an SSD.

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#8 Bronxteck

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:17 AM

the sd slot will not work in osx.

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Dell Optiplex 9010 SFF / Ivy Bridge I7 3770 32 gigs ram, ssd 250 gb, iogear GBU521 BT4.0, magic trackpad & wireless keyboard, 22" dell e221 using display port, USB3 working, running Maverick.

HP HDX 16 / Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5ghz(Penryn)

8 GB 800 MHz DDR2 corsair kit SDRAM, nVidia GeForce GT 130M 1024, OCZ-VERTEX3 240.06 GB SSD, PM, BT & webcam native, running 10.9.x/10.8.5/10.7.5/10.6.8. 

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.x 

D430 / core 2 duo 1.2 / 2gb ram / 360 bluetooth works better than 350, broadcom dw1390, lion 10.7.5 /win7... Thanks guys.
D620nvidia / Core 2 Duo T7200 2.166ghz(Merom) low res/ CRC OSX Bios / Chameleon 2-svn / EDP svn / nvs 110m/go7300 Graphics / 4gb corsair gaming ram kit 667mhz / momentus hybrid SSD hdd / SL 10.6.8 / Lion 10.7.5 / Working 360 bluetooth, DW1395 with patched wifi kext
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

 


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:34 PM

10.6 10.7 10.8 - I was hoping that "latest greatest" means performant and optimized. 10.6.8 then.

SD card - BUUU - it fits so perfectly, shame that's not working, AFAIR Alienwares also don't like SD slot...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

OK! SSD delivered. Now the funny part begins! :)

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction (Mountain Lion no go). On this occasion I would like to ask one more time for advice: which flavour of OS X?

My goal: do it fairly quickly, save time by not solving impossible problems but just by getting things done.

Which flavour should I use?

http://www.macgeekbl...-x-dl-1056.html

There are many distros out there to run Mac OS X on a PC hardware. Kalyway, iFail, Leo4all, Jas, iFail, iPC, etc…

Here is a guide using this ditro: http://robaldred.co....ipc-ppf5-final/

Any suggestions? Please help... :)


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