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Hi, I want to install Windows in an external HD (USB) and Linux in my main IDE. The problem is that my motherboard do not have support for a USB ...
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    Question Windows in external HD - Possible with Linux help


    Hi,

    I want to install Windows in an external HD (USB) and Linux in my main IDE.

    The problem is that my motherboard do not have support for a USB boot. I heard that I can load windows, trough a USB device, even if there is no USB boot support, since Linux will load the USB drives and then load Windows.

    How can I do that?
    I'm imagining that with GRUB I can choose between Linux and Windows (USB).

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    I heard that I can load windows, trough a USB device, even if there is no USB boot support
    I can not say yes or no for sure, but think not.

    XP was not programed to boot from a USB hdd , there are some workarounds, read:
    Ngine.de - How to install and run a FULL Windows XP from a USB drive

    XP booting direct from USB - The CD Forum

    and the links at the above sites.

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