booting from external
Posted on 2006-11-02
Is it possible to easily boot from an external drive?
If so, maybe I can install windows 98 on it...
I mean, I don't want it to be in the boot menu (I already tried that, and it was hell trying to set up seemless and clean dual boot system).
I mean, is it possible to press one of those function buttons, go into bios setup (or something like that), and tell the computer to boot from external hard drive?
Maybe not. I think that those drives rely on xp system being loaded.... The usb's are netorious and error prone, and I think if you ever turn off your computer without turning off the hard drive first, you are skrewed (I think.... Correct me if I am wrong; I just borrowed a friend's drive, unplugged it from his computer without proper shut down, and basically ucked up all his data; It reconnected on his computer, but data would not read).