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Why did I put an OS on each of my drives?

Posted on 2004-04-25
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It occurs to me that this was unnecessary unless I thought I couldn't access each drive if another failed...  I know...DUH moment...

Is there a good reason to do this with XP Home?

I have a 'keeper drive' in a USB enclosure. Is it bootable via USB? IF so, how?

It's 4:20 AM...I hope I am not embarrassed by asking this after I grab some sleep...
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>>It occurs to me that this was unnecessary unless

why? how you distribute your data is a personal thing, the only time I multiboot from the same HDD is if im on a laptop and its impractical to install another drive :)

>>Only if your BIOS supports booting from USB and you make the partition on it "active" if not you will need a boot floppy/CD that loads it using a utility like DUSE
http://www.pocketec.net/downloads.taf?f=pockey1DosDrivers&_UserReference=7F00000146B483F68ECCE845E6913EDB3714
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ThanQ

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In re-reading, I'm not sure I understand the pocketec application in my case.

The usb drive in question on my XP is an external HD from ADS.

DOS in xp??  My knowledge is still quite hit and miss.  I don't know what it is that I don't know, ya know??    Frustrating at times.
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Ive had Duse working for other USB media, I can boot to my Lexar Jump Drive using it :)
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...'K, I'm convinced... :)  Thanks
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