making usb drive bootable

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  1. disastermaster's Avatar

    disastermaster said:

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    I`ve just purchased an USB portable hard drive, my motherboard supports USB bootable drives ( CD-ROM, Hard drive and Floppy).
    How do I make this USB hard drive bootable ie what files etc do I need to install on it etc. BTW I`m running 98SE.
    Cheers.
     
  2. Pegasus's Avatar

    Pegasus said:

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    Your BIOS needs to be told to boot from the USB drive first as opposed to the internal one, however I don't think you will find that option because it has'nt really been considered by most (if not all) BIOS manufacturers yet.
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    disastermaster said:

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    My motherboard does support booting from an USB device wether it be a floppy,hard drive or usb cdrom. It`s an epox EP-8K7A. All I need to know is how to make the hard drive bootable.
    Cheers.
     
  4. Pegasus's Avatar

    Pegasus said:

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    Simply "sys" it then.
    Assuming your USB hard drive has the drive letter "E", simply type "sys e:" (without quotes) at the command prompt and press enter.
    Understeer is when you hit a wall with the front of your car
    Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the back of your car
    Horsepower is how fast your car hits the wall
    Torque is how far your car sends the wall across the field once you've hit it