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Re: using grub to boot windows on usb HD - no bios usb support



Saulius Krasuckas wrote:
> * Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> Right now, Grub uses the BIOS to access the drive.
>>
>> But you would run into more problems. If I remember correctly, Windows
>> also uses the BIOS to load its drivers, so you would still be out of
>> luck trying to boot Windows if the BIOS can not access the USB drive.
> 
> After the initial boot phases Grub releases it's locks to BIOS and
> stuff, I suppose.  So no problem with that.
> 
You still have the same problem - if the BIOS can not access the USB
drive, Windows is not going to be able to load its drivers.

I am not sure how you would go about installing Windows to a USB
drive without BIOS support. If you take a drive with Windows, and
move it to a USB enclosure, Windows is not going to have the correct
drivers to access its own hard drive.

Mikkel
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