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Old 04-09-2004, 09:03 PM   #1
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booting linux on a external hard drive


hey sup people im just wondering how do i boot mandrake from a external hard drive using either USB or Firewire.

thanx
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:59 PM   #2
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If it's usb then first you need to check if your BIOS supports booting from the usb device.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
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And oh, welcome to LQ
 
Old 04-11-2004, 01:52 PM   #4
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Hello,
There is a howto at;
http://www.freewebs.com/tsj/bootingUSB_ldp_v0.1.htm

Not a big difference from an internal disk I would say.
I have not seen any BIOS with support for boot from a firewire disk yet.
Use USB if possible.
/L Ekman
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:58 AM   #5
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Wow, that was very helpful ekman.

Best.

Last edited by LinuxLala; 04-15-2004 at 05:21 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 05:26 AM   #6
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Unhappy plz help asap

hey all,

is it possibe to get USB to run a bootable linux distribution. My BIOS does not support booting from the USB drive.

I have Puppy Linux(48.5 mb) on my usb drive. It is a bootable distro complete with a GUI and all. So, I was wondering how to go about booting this. Plz. help me asap.
 
  


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