wpgwpg I wasn't able to install the OS directly to my drive I'm getting an error
Windows 7: Setup does not support USB or IEEE 1394 Port..
but the good thing is I was able to make my drive a bootable OS installer..
I'll just share what I did..
for those who want their External Hdd/ USb work as a bootable OS installer...follow this!
--worked for me..
1. Create a Partition
go to -Disk Management
>Shrink Volume to desired amount (you willl now have unallocated disk space)
>Run elevated CMD
>type list disk
> select disk # where your drive is located (in my case it's disk 1) (select disk 1)
>create partition primary
>select your new partition ex: (select partition 1)
2. make your drive Bootable
1. *if you have a win7/vista cd go ahead and insert it
change the directory to dvd's boot directory let's say it's drive f:
type F: enter
type cd: f:\boot e
*if you dont have a cd and just have an iso file.. use poweriso to mount your iso file to a virtual disk
let's say the file is mounted to cd drive d:
type cd: d:\boot
2. type bootsect /nt60 + the drive letter where your external drive is inserted
let's say it's drive Y:
type bootsect /nt60 Y:
there you go. close cmd.
3. Copy ALL OS installation files to the drive -
using win7/vista CD- just copy it directly to the hard drive
using PowerISO - open the bootable iso image EXtrACT it to the hard drive
4. Restart and Set your BIOS to boot from usb..
If there's another way you think I can make another bootable partition with the live OS running in it.. I'll appreciate it much mate... I just want to maximize the space in my external HDD .. I wanna use it as an installer, backup, a rescue disk , and if possible alternative OS to boot from. just in case my OS fails..