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  1. #1
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    Starting up OS from external drive...

    Not sure if this is the right place to ask.

    A few months ago i was playing around with ubuntu server and desktop version , i installed it on my external drive.

    The external harddrive is Seagate 320 GB , connected via USB 2.0

    I tried this about 20 times , every time i could not get it to boot to the harddrive. It would just not show up , i changed the bios settings and everything. It never worked , so i gave up.

    Now i want to try again , is there a program i can use to test if my external drive is boot able? I was thinking it was my motherboard causing the problem, but i did set it to boot via USB , i tried every boot device.

    Thanks

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    Hi

    I think its probably down to the motherboard, some just wont boot via USB.

    Does it show up on the POST screen, after you have just turned on the PC/server ?

    I presume you move the boot order around to make it boot from USB first ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RelicHOST View Post
    Hi

    I think its probably down to the motherboard, some just wont boot via USB.

    Does it show up on the POST screen, after you have just turned on the PC/server ?

    I presume you move the boot order around to make it boot from USB first ?

    Thanks
    Post screen?? I never saw anything.

    Yes i did go into BIOS and change boot order to USB

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    Hi

    Post screen = when pc boots up it counts the memory and tells you the BIOS version etc. it also shows you the devices it can see, and the USB device has to be there in order to boot to it.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RelicHOST View Post
    Hi

    Post screen = when pc boots up it counts the memory and tells you the BIOS version etc. it also shows you the devices it can see, and the USB device has to be there in order to boot to it.

    Thanks

    Well i dont see this page , it just shows computer information .... then loads windows.

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