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How to make portable USB hard drive as boot up drive ?


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#1 awansarmad

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:52 PM

I have SAMSUNG portable USB hard drive , its i think more than 100 GB , & it has 3 partition, now i want to make make one of its partition to be used as ' boot disk' so that i can access my C : , to copy some system files in DOS mode, to run my WIN XP, can anyone please HELP ME ??

P.S : Please dont suggest me to use USB flash drive as solution.

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:02 PM

As to the original questiom, can't answer, don't know.

My suggestion would be to grab an Ubuntu Live CD, boot with that, running the OS from your CD drive, and copy your system files where you need to.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:26 AM

http://linuxliveusb.com/

yes its meant to be used on flash drives, but you can easily set it to install on one of the partitions.




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