Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Nov 13 15:43:17 UTC 2007

Gerald Dachs wrote:
> Quoting Nils Kassube <kassube at>:
> > Luca Di Vizio wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>  I'm making a Live CD (based on Xubuntu) for children. One of the
> >> requirements is that the internal disks (IDE, Serial ATA and SCSI)
> >> are not visible to the user, but I want to allow them to write on
> >> USB disks... I've no idea how to solve this problem... please help
> >> me!
> >
> > Make your own kernel without support for IDE / SATA / SCSI
> > controllers.
> No easy task, because he would have to put the whole content of the
> Live CD into the initrd and let it load into the memory before
> the kernel starts. Without this controllers the kernel can't access
> the CD-Rom anymore.

Arrgh - good catch! Then it would only work with the system on USB stick 
instead of CD. I know that is possible, but not all mainboards support 
booting from USB stick.


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