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From: denis at dimick.net (Denis Dimick)
Subject: HP All-in-one printers on Dells

Wonder if you could make a USB drive or something like that load a PXE 
image on them and boot a non-windows os.. Looks to me like something to 
play with and see if it can be used as a crack tool..

-Denis


On Sat, 22 Nov 2003, Irwan Hadi wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 08:44:02AM -0700, Jim Duggan wrote:
> 
> > I have a few customers using various dell PCs, and it seems upon booting
> > up with a HP all-in-one printer attached to the USB port the PC attempt
> > to boot off the printer, causing boot times to exceed 20 minutes.
> > Obviously its timing out after said time but im wondering what the hell
> > makes the dell bios think it can boot off the printer, my only
> > assumption would be the smart card reader.  Wondering if anyone else has
> > experienced something like this and if so could give a little more
> > insite.  I dont see anything short of a bios upgrade from dell fixing
> > this, as of now i just have the customer unplugging the printer upon
> > reboots as a temp workaround.
> 
> I think at that time I resolved it by turning off support for legacy USB
> applications on the BIOS, or something like that. Just go to the BIOS, and
> check the settings for the USB.
> 
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