[Ilugc] RE: Booting from USB external HHD
indianathann at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 11:43:29 IST 2008
Old mother board BIOS will not support USB booting. In this case, one
alternate way is using booting floppy. First boot machine through booting
floppy then start the OS avail;able in external drive.
One more thing in external HHD is booting configuration compiled with
syslinux. When making USB boot drive syslinux makes an HHD number blongs to
HHDs and CD Drives available in PC. If you try to boot other type of
machines it may fail. for example, Your machine has PATA HHDs, then your
pendrive device in the machine is 'sda' but in SATA HHD used PC it may vary.
Puppy Linux have an universal installor, makes USB as super boot disk.
which is format your usb disk/drive as endless file format.MBR will not
depend device number. Ubuntu will not accept this format.
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