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Old 10-07-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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External hard drive


I have a 10G external hard drive attached to my windows 98 machine and 5G has Redhat 9 on it. Can anyone tell me how I can access Redhat from the external hard drive?

Old 10-07-2004, 07:11 PM   #2
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You didn't supply much information. Is it the source .iso files for red hat that is on the disk? What kind of disk are we talking about? USB1, USB2, Firewire, SCSI?
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I'm sorry, I'm new to linux. I don't know what .iso files are. It's the whole operating system of Red hat 9. I would like to be able to boot Red hat has well as windows. The hard drive is connected by USB 2. My PC can't boot from USB through the bios.

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Mandrake recently launched a package called "Globetrotter" that has Mandrakemove installed in an external USB drive and it includes a bootable cd (so they say) that can load a kernel and transfer to the HD if the BIOS can't boot directly from USB. However, they have not released any downloadable images that we can use. There is a knoppix cheat code that can do this for knoppix also, I believe. I've been trying to boot the decompressed cloop device in knoppix off of my external USB drive with no success either. I tried to use syslinux, but that worked only with my USB key. I've been tearing my hair out on this also.
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If you have a boot-able installation of Red Hat on the USB drive, Smart Boot Manager should be able to boot it for you, regardless of the capabilities of your BIOS.


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