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Old 09-07-2007, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Booting from a USB External Drive ??

Is this possible ??

If so, can someone point me to the "How-To" article ??? Didn't find it during a Search..

I have HD on a system that has become inaccessible. It will NOT boot fully.
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i dont think so as you need an O/S do utilize the USB ports
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i dont think so as you need an O/S do utilize the USB ports
Duh...stupid me.
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lol dont worry
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lol dont worry
This is how we learn...right ??
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Where/what is The Kop, Anfield ?? England I guess (from your Avatar).

BTW, Jay Leno had Harry Potter (the actor kid) on his show last night. They were comparing accents (US vs British). I was pretty hilarious what they were coming up with!

I like the way you folks pronounce ALUMINUM! LOL! They were also talking about drink sizes. If you ask for a Large pop/soda in the UK, you get like a 12oz glass. Here in the US they drown us with 32oz glasses!
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the kop is a stand at liverpool fcs (they're a british soccer team) stadium which is called anfield. that particular stand is the best stand in the ground:



lol aluminium how do you guys pronounce it?
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Default Re: Booting from a USB External Drive ??

If it's possible to boot of a usb flash drive....wouldn't it also apply to a external hd?
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sorry im wrong, i was thinking about installing windows on a USB drive, you can install nix on a drive, download linux, install it on your drive and see if you can recover your drvie contents from there, sorry i wasnt thinking
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You can boot to a USB device as long as your motherboard supports it.
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