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Booting from usb harddisk.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MaMister, Dec 29, 2003.

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  1. MaMister

    MaMister Thread Starter

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    Anyone knows how to make the usb harddisk bootable?

    As for the bios side, I already set first boot device to usb-hd.

    Thanks.
     
  2. apache9357

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    Although some manufactureres claim USB "bootablity" right ut the box that not usually the case. I searched for answers to your question and it might involve a little more from your side.

    For starters make sure you have the latest version of your BIOS.

    You might want to then format and partition the drive and make it a bootable drive in that sense. Either through DOS or Windows.

    Also, you might want to copy the same bootable files located in a floppy boot disk (make sure the boot files are the same as the OS your using) to your USB hard drive.

    If you still need more "oomph" to this answer check out this site. https://www.codidirect.com/shop/thefactsbehindbootability.htm . Keep in mind that although they are mentioning USB Flash devices, the same technically applies to a USB HDD since it is also classified as a "storage device".

    Hope this helps!!
     
  3. MaMister

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    Thanks mate, will try it.
     
  4. apache9357

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    No prob, let me know how it goes!

    cheers
     
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