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by nicolas813
27 Dec 2010, 18:37
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

Yes, of course, when talking about r/w storage, I talk about the SD slot, not the fake CDROM, which is in practice mostly read-only. My device is a 0af0:7501 (Option Icon 411, re-branded under several GSM operator names). It apparently requires a different switching command than the common SCSI ejec...
by nicolas813
27 Dec 2010, 11:24
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

Hi Josh and thanks for your reply. For the purpose of booting from switchable device, we should focus on the devices that provide read/write storage (SD). If there are very few such devices, then it would be good to be able to list them and only provide the switch logic for them. Can you imagine add...
by nicolas813
26 Dec 2010, 21:33
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

I'm working with the GRUB guys on this. We come to the following question : Are there other devices than Option Icon 411 (0af0:7501) that provide storage (micro SD) after being switched ? In other words : is this device the only one we can try to boot from, because it is the only one that provide st...
by nicolas813
01 Nov 2010, 00:51
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

Sounds like you want to merge grub and USB_ModeSwitch ... Unfortunately, I'm not a grub specialist. But you probably need to implement quite a bit of system structure just to run libusb apps. I think it depends on the sysfs, but I'm not sure at the moment. Hi, I'm back after a little bit more than ...
by nicolas813
26 Aug 2009, 12:22
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

Maximum ISO size on K3760.

Hi 3wsparky, This software is the one I used to "burn" the ISO image into the K3760. It doesn't work on wine, but should work on a virtual machine running Windows. I plan to try and do some sort of reverse engineering on the USB protocol to be able to provide a Linux version. I don't know ...
by nicolas813
08 Aug 2009, 23:25
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

Successfully booted Linux from a Vodafone K3760.

This is to report success about my previous post. It is possible to store an ISO linux boot image on the virtual CD of the K3760 3G USB modem from Vodafone (aka Option's icon 411), and to boot on it, using the microSD card inside the same USB key as the /root filesystem. This provide a very light gl...
by nicolas813
02 Aug 2009, 13:49
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

Hi Josh, 'sounds interesting to be able to build a static version of USB_ModeSwitch. I will try this and if it succeeds, I will ask the Debian maintener of the usb-modeswitch package to provide not only the dynamic version but also the static one. Regarding the ability to "burn" an ISO ima...
by nicolas813
01 Aug 2009, 00:39
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

Hi Josh, I eventually tested "burning" an ISO image to the virtual CD on the key, using the Windows updating program provided by Vodafone. Good news : it works, with a customized ISO file. I think you are right, it would be really hard to merge grub and usb_modeswitch. So I decided to try ...
by nicolas813
29 Jul 2009, 00:12
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)
Replies: 18
Views: 48910

Booting on Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3760)

Hi, Option's icon 411 (aka Vodafone K3670) not only provide the 3G modem when switching, but also access to a microSD card. Before switching : a virtual CD player, with a virtual CD (an ISO image). After switching : a 3G+ modem and a read/write storage, from a MicroSD card that is plugged into the i...