Talk:USB flash installation media
I was not able to boot my Thinkpad X31 from USB stick without the lilo part first. I understood it like that: syslinux puts a bootloader at the beginning of the first partition, but nothing in the MBR, so when you try booting from the stick, the bootloader cannot be found.
Shouldn't the info that you need to select boot from usbdisk in BIOS be selected for this to work be mentioned? Or isn't it needed to be able to boot from an usb disk? If it's needed perhaps one could get grub and/or lilo to bootup an usb disk if the BIOS didn't support it and so how one would do that would also be needed as information.