I’ve done this kind of thing before with linux livecds.. You plug in your usb flash memory, the bios boots from usb and you start with a syslinux or grub menu where you can pick what you want to boot/install.
Like this guide
Your usb would boot to a menu and then you could pick which OS (XP or 7) to install. This doesn’t seem like it would be too difficult, I am going to try installing Win7 from SDHC next week so maybe I’ll give this a go and make a multiboot SDHC card. I’ll probably use grub and be using Win7 and Ubuntu but it should still be relevant.
I’m all for writing in to Samsung to ask for a BIOS update to allow booting from the SDHC card slot..
Until an update arrives (and before anyone starts making connections on the PCB) does anyone know if grub can see the SDHC storage? I am waiting for mine to be delivered so I can’t test yet.
It might be possible to add an entry to grub on the MBR of the internal HD that points to the SDHC card and then chainload the boot if you need a separate MBR on the SD card.
Could be a relatively painless way of getting around the BIOS not wanting to boot the SDHC card.
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