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Old 06-30-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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USB 320gb Hard drive


Can Slackware 13.37 boot from a USB 320gb hard drive?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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Yes.

If some conditions are present of course.

What gives you an impression that there could be a problem?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:32 PM   #3
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Does your motherboard's BIOS recognize the device in the boot selection sequence? Older BIOSes do not recognize USB devices for booting.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #4
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I use Slackware 12.0 a long time ago and would not. So I went to Ubuntu 10.10 it nice but I miss Slackware. My computer is an HP 8200 with AMD's Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor with 3.5gb of memory. And will boot from a USB device.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 11:12 PM   #5
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Shouldn't be a problem then.

Even older BIOSes may be able to boot from USB with the help of Plop boot manager
http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html
 
Old 07-01-2011, 02:13 PM   #6
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Shouldn't be a problem then.

Even older BIOSes may be able to boot from USB with the help of Plop boot manager
http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html
Too bad about the license on that one...
 
  


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