Hello all. Quick version: Can Fedora 10 (or openSUSE) boot on an SDHC card? I could probably be persuaded to switch some of the SSD to a boot partition, if that helped.
Long version: I just bought an Asus eee 1000, and I have to say they're great. Cartridge loaded operating systems are the way forward - Super Nerd Entertainment System.
I've got Ubuntu installed and working on the second SSD, and have left the modified Xandros it ships with alone, although in all honesty, I might replace it - it is a rather small distro even when rescued from its initial state of paralysis.
I'm trying to branch out (new to Linux), so now I want a big 'bleeding edge' distro somewhere as well - hopefully on an SDHC card, for the sake of freedom of experimentation (and preservation of flash). This works with Mandriva, which functions reasonably well at what it does, but I'd still like something a little more challenging.
Procedure I'm using is to use unetbootin in Windows to put an ISO onto a USB stick - in this case I'm using the F10 i386 DVD. For good measure I also tried putting the ISO file itself onto the root of the stick. I then boot it, and the installer successfully runs. It sees the SDHC, and apparently installs, although predictably slowly, to a single large partition on the 8G card. I've tried ext2 and ext3. It threw an unhandled exception the first time attempting to put grub onto the card, but the second I think it succeeded (I wasn't in the room, and when I came back it said it had installed, please reboot).
Boot menu choice of SDHC reader just drops me to the blinking cursor of death. Power switch works, but nothing else - no Ctrl Alt Backspace, no SysRq key combos, no virtual terminals, no nothing.
I've tried fiddling with the grub menu.lst on the card from the ubuntu partition, but to be honest it doesn't even look like it's getting as far as grub. I've tried getting the section from the card's menu.lst and copying it into ubuntu's menu.lst as a new section, and attempting to boot that it at least finds the kernel (well... a kernel) which then panics. I'm fresh out of ideas.
Can anyone illuminate? Is this fixable? Where should I look? Thanks.