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Old 09-19-2006, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright i was going to buy a new external USB Harddrive, and i thought to myself... what if i bought two seperate ones, and had linux on one drive, and windows on the other, and just booted that way... and then used my current internal hdd as a place to keep in-common files, without having to parition the hard drive.

I was just wondering if it was possible to Plug in the USB cable, then the Harddrive to the USB cable (obviously), and then boot that way... i remember that i tried doing that on a computer that had no CD drive (boot through USB CD Drive...) and it wouldn't do it... so i just want to make sure that i CAN do it before i attempt to do it.
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is possible gimme your Motherboard details ill ook into it i know mine does (Gigabyte S2!)
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It's a MSI K9N SLI Platinum Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard... i just ordered it.
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Here's a link to it on NewEgg, maybe this will help some...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130048
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