Installation of Freebsd on external hard drive
e.schuele at computer.org
Thu Nov 17 04:28:24 GMT 2005
Marco Calviani wrote:
> Hi Eric and list,
> unfortunately my BIOS (of a Travelmate 8005) does not support boot from USB
> I'll search for some other information that comes from multi-os users.
I''m interested in the answer myself....
Did a little googling, found this (not encouraging) post
> Thanks again,
>>I've installed it on USB keys and external USB drives with no problem.
>>Since I was only using those for experimentation, I never modified my
>>boot loader. My BIOS provides a boot menu for selecting the boot
>>device, of which "external USB device" is an option. I found this
>>cleaner, since when not using those devices I do not have to go through
>>the FreeBSD boot menu.
>>For my situation... I booted from the CD. When asked to slice and
>>partition my disk... I chose the external USB device. I selected the
>>'standard boot loader'. Then the rest of the magic is handled by my BIOS.
>>Don't know if that helps you much.
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