boot loaders and USB devices

Aiza aiza21 at
Wed Feb 24 23:54:07 UTC 2010

My PC does not have the BIOS option to boot from USB.

I use an USB cabled external hard drive for taking backups. It has 
FreeBSD installed on it which I want to boot from so the motherboard 
cabled hard drive file systems are un-mounted during the dump. This USB 
drive will only be attached to do backups.

I also have a USB stick containing a Freebsd install used to clone 
itself to the motherboard cabled hard drive.

Since the BIOS will only boot from the motherboard cabled hard drive can 
I install a boot loader to gain boot access to my seldom connected USB 

I reviewed the grub port but with no joy.

What do you recommend?

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