Installing winXP and Booting from a USB Harddrive

By andrewbob
Feb 5, 2006
  1. Hello all.
    This is my problem. I have a Lacie Mobile Hard drive (40GB) and i want to install windows XP onto so that i can use my own programs @ mates places and things.
    I can install Suse Linux 9.2 and get it 2 boot into Suse and KDE and all that. So there isnt any problems with booting from the drive using Grub or any bios setting problems. But when i try to install Windows XP from the CD its gets to the part where it needs to boot from the drive to enter into the GUI install part (after the blue screen part that selects the hard drive and formats and copys the files) it cant. I just wont boot into it.
    Has anyone got any ideas on what i can do?

    Computer Specs.
    P4 3.0ghz on a Gigabyte GA-8I875 mobo using USB 2.0 ports.

    Andrew Bob
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    yes you need to create a seperate boot loader to load the usb drivers first then OS
    xp pre boot execution
    look at grub loader it shows the USB drivers being loaded???
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