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by itsafreeman2
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: UBCD V4 Tutorials & How-Tos
Topic: Simple boot cd to external hard drive OS's
Replies: 9
Views: 33004

still Exploring

The new UBCD is quite different from what I had on hand. It is more along the lines of what I was thinking. This is still a quest. Looking into some hardware that might insure a secure boot process. Already experimented with live installs on flash drives. Damn Small Linux and Knoppix are impressive!...
by itsafreeman2
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: UBCD V4 Tutorials & How-Tos
Topic: Simple boot cd to external hard drive OS's
Replies: 9
Views: 33004

SUCCESS!

http://www.ehow.com/how_5231654_make-portable-hard-drive-bootable.html Also, Firewire devices are reported to work better for this purpose than standard USB hard drives. It would be handy for someone to put together a simple (Freedos?) boot disc to make the jump to an external hard drive OS. It wou...
by itsafreeman2
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: UBCD V4 Tutorials & How-Tos
Topic: Simple boot cd to external hard drive OS's
Replies: 9
Views: 33004

thanks for your interest, ice

linux distros would be fine. windows can remain intact on the C drive, as a backup. parted magic has potential. a simple generic boot CD with a USB driver might work, too.
by itsafreeman2
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: UBCD V4 Tutorials & How-Tos
Topic: Simple boot cd to external hard drive OS's
Replies: 9
Views: 33004

Not a flash drive

I should have been more specific. This is NOT about using a flash drive with a live CD ISO. Way beyond that. This is about installing a legal operating system on an external hard drive. Applications run very fast this way, since they are not encumbered by a registry. Mandriva tried it about 5 years ...
by itsafreeman2
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: UBCD V4 Tutorials & How-Tos
Topic: Simple boot cd to external hard drive OS's
Replies: 9
Views: 33004

Simple boot cd to external hard drive OS's

How can I put together a boot CD, or USB stick, to make the jump from the computer to an external hard drive with different linux distributions installed? I have Madboot and Hirens, too. The objective is to bypass the internal hard drive, leaving it as a back-up. I know this can be done on Macs, but...