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stef_204
2006-12-07
2013-05-28
  • stef_204
    stef_204
    2006-12-07

    hi,
    i know this is a stupid question but reading on GAG's site:
    "It can boot operating systems installed in primary and extended partitions on any available hard disk.", I am wondering if installing GAG could make it possible to boot Linux installed on an external firewire drive.
    I'm 99% sure the answer is no, but wanted to check to be 100% sure.
    thanks.  if it WERE, it would make my day :)

     
    • Jerry Heyman
      Jerry Heyman
      2007-05-22

      Does the BIOS allow you to boot from Firewire device?  I'd like to accomplish the same thing, only with a USB external drive - but I'd be willing to bet that it's
      not possible (at least on my machine) because booting from USB is not supported.

      As GAG runs before any OS, my guess is that it gets all the information available to it from the BIOS.  Internal SCSI should work because the SCSI BIOS gets loaded before the primary boot disk (specified in the BIOS) is read.

       
    • stef_204
      stef_204
      2007-07-07

      I can't believe I got a reply to my post.... :)
      My external disk is on a Firewire but I don't believe my BIOS allows or is capable of booting from Firewire device....