I've got a question that is bugging the living hell out of me.
Google is useless to answer it, every search I've entered, every variant, has made google tell me that nobody has even thought to ask this before. That the thread simply does not exist. So, here goes:
I have an HP laptop, it's pretty freaking sweet. It has an SD card reader, three USB ports, HDMI and VGA outputs, widescreen, laptop has the number pad on the side (unlike most stupid laptops), ethernet, wifi, etc.
The only problem is, I don't have any way of properly using it.
The harddrive died.
I've been able to boot it into Chromium OS off a USB stick, but that is just basically total and complete shit.
On top of this, I have an SD card with raspberry pi on it, but my Pi motherboard is dead.
So, here's my question: Is there any way to possibly boot into raspberry pi OS from the laptop?
No, not using it for its monitor, not using it for its keyboard, not networking with it, not any of the crap google gave me with my searches.
What I seek to do is this: I connect a bootable device (SD card, USB stick, even the spare 4 GB SATA Solid state harddrive I have sitting around would be fine) to the laptop, and boot into raspbian from that. On the laptop.
It has 4 GB of RAM, 2 GHZ processing power, it's pretty great. And if chromium OS can detect all devices in it, surely raspbian can too. Not to mention chromium being a linux build.
So, is there some way that this is possible? Even if it means multiple partitions where the first one boots into a shell that detects the second one to boot raspbian partition, that'd be fine too. I don't know how to do this stuff myself, or I would, sorry. My knowledge of this is only medium.
Thanks for your time.