Hot to boot from USB-HDD even when your mobo dosent support it?

By k1n9k00p4
Apr 27, 2006
  1. How to boot from USB-HDD even when your mobo dosent support it?

    Basically i want to install an OS onto my ipod mini 4gb but my mobo does not support booting from a USB HDD, although it supports USB FDD and USB ZIP booting.

    I was just wondering if there is a kind of "boot manager" like maybe on a bootable CD that will allow you to boot from a USB HDD (in my case my ipod mini 4gb).

    If such i thing exists, which im pretty sure it does i just cant find it :) - could you please post the link to where i can download this "boot manager"

    Thank you!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Nope.. No such thing. It would be a gigantic task to put together something that would know about all USB controllers in existence and would successfully mask all the relevant BIOS interrupts to make the USB HD to look like a real hard drive..

    A BIOS update is your only hope.
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