Got tired of waiting to select which OS to boot, so I made a physical switch
@urusan I guess nothing, as it changes a FAT16 partition on an emulated USB mass storage that is only processed by GRUB in the boot process: https://hackaday.io/project/179539-hardware-boot-selection-switch
@mot Aw dang, that's neat!
Literally less than a month ago I was struggling with setting up a dual boot, and considered building something like this for myself.
@mot Could this also work to directly switch the cabled connection between one hard drive and another?
@matt You'd be introducing the possibility of accidentally yanking out your system drive while you're using it, possibly during boot. Seems dangerous.
@mot oh what a wonderful simple piece of hardware! soontaneous upgrade idea: OS-specific boot sound starting to play as soon as the machine gets powered on...
@mot This is really cool! I tried to get more into emulating a virtual file system with an Arduino (or related, like STM32), but I find that so much effort (like you described in the log). Well done!
I think the community would really benefit from being able to communicate with embedded devices via virtual files.
@mot Could you make a small tuto out of it ? If it's only this config bit and card to buy, I kinda want to give this to friends and myself :o
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