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Booting a os from a flash drive on a tv usb port?
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December 4, 2012
7:38 PM
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I was wondering if is there was a way to boot os from the tv usb port without a barebone pc, media player, laptop or desktop.

December 4, 2012
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Um… I don’t think so unless your TV specifically has the capability to boot an OS from USB.

December 4, 2012
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The tv would have to have its own os?

 

Could someone reply to my post from before?

http://dottech.org/forums/gen-tech/how-to-make-a-device-to-change-the-channel-on-a-tv/

December 4, 2012
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I was wondering if is there was a way to boot os from the tv usb port without a barebone pc, media player, laptop or desktop.

Unless the TV has the hardware the OS needs to run (processor, RAM etc) that is [I believe] impossible.

however, I do remember reading about micro/mini PC’s that were not much bigger than a USB memory stick that might be close to what you want.

hmmm …. googling I find

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/tablets/android-4.0-mini-pc.aspx

which is using the Android OS that is used on smart phones.

but you can get ones that will run some Linux versions Smile
(via google)
https://www.pcworld.com/article/259123/two_more_tiny_linux_pcs_each_cost_less_than_100.html
https://www.pcworld.com/article/262009/two_more_tiny_sub_100_linux_pcs_join_the_fray.html
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/mini-x-tv-android-linux-89-mini-pc-11-07-2012/

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