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Dear friends, I want to boot slackware off my usb hard drive. My bios has boot option "usb hard". How can I do that. Is any boot floppy or cd ...
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    booting slackware from usb hard drive


    Dear friends,
    I want to boot slackware off my usb hard drive. My bios has boot option "usb hard". How can I do that. Is any boot floppy or cd is needed?
    yours,
    ali

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    Partition the USB drive like you would any normal HDD (installing grub to its mbr). Then just have your bios boot from it. Simple.
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    It is as simple as that with bioses that support booting from a usb flash disk, but what to do with an older bios, excep updating it ? Isn't there a way to set it up in lilo.conf, so that when your computer boots from lilo and it gives an usb option, (like floppy), or is it driver dependant ? Thanks

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