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Old 12-14-2007, 09:56 PM   #1
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booting from usb hard disk

I installed fedora 8 in a 40 gb usb hard disk which works well with bios support for usb boot at college. but my home desktop doesnt have bios support.How can I get / create a boot cd so that I can boot from the usb hdd ?.I tried the boot from second hard disk using the ultimate bootcd .But threw up an MBR NOT FOUND error
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... this is for ubuntu, but it quite comprehensive.

In effect, you create a basic linux setup which includes an entry for your usb drive in it's grub.conf ... when the CD boots, grub gives you a menu - choose the usb drive. No sweat.
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