Booting from USB HDD

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  1. sbryans605

    sbryans605 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    After following the tutorial I am still facing problems. I can select USB HDD to boot and a black blank screen comes on. A little white line like in DOS comes up and moves down a line. Then XP continues to boot.

    Why is this?

    Thanks,
    SB
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Have you successfully created a bootable USB flash drive and booted to TI from the flash drive?
     
  3. sbryans605

    sbryans605 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I created a bootable flash drive.

    Will check if I can boot from that.

    Thanks,
    Stephen
     
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    It all depends on your BIOS and settings therein.
     
  5. sbryans605

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    Hi,

    It works via USB memory stick but still gave an error:

    KERN6.DAT

    Won't boot via USB HDD though.

    Thanks,
    Stephen
     
  6. MudCrab

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    What format are you using on the flashdrive, FAT32 or FAT16?

    You might try reformatting and try the other. Some computers work better with one than the other.

    Currently, you can boot into TI from the flashdrive, but you get an error message (KERN6.DAT)?

    Do you get any error messages when booting the full version of TI from the TI cd?

    What version and build of TI are you using?

    What kind of flashdrive and USB hard drive are you using?
     
  7. sbryans605

    sbryans605 Registered Member

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    I'm using FAT32. It's a 512MB LG Stick. The USB HDD is 500GB Seagate Freeagent.

    Your correct about the Flash drive booting error. Will try the CD now.

    Stephen
     
  8. sbryans605

    sbryans605 Registered Member

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    Disk works fine. I am using the Seagate DiscWizard version.

    Thanks,
    Stephen

    EDIT: Version 10 (build 5,02:cool:
     
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  9. MudCrab

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    Stephen,

    I haven't tried the procedure with the Seagate version of TI. There may be differences.

    Is the flash drive you're using a regular "plain" flash drive? (No software installed, doesn't load anything when you plug it in, etc.)

    Does the FreeAgent USB hard drive have any installed software or partitions?
     
  10. sbryans605

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    Hi,

    Thanks for reply :) I have also tried it with regular version.

    No software/partitions were on either. Formatted and had to create partitions myself.

    Stephen
     
  11. MudCrab

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    Stephen,

    Since I don't know exactly what procedure you used, can you try this?

    I'm assuming you did an "Entire Disk Image" of the bootable flash drive (Disk # checkbox checked).

    Restore the "Entire Disk Image" of the flash drive to the USB hard drive. You should end up with a single FAT32 partition of 512MB on the hard drive.

    Check your computer's BIOS and make sure the USB hard drive is booting before everything else. You may have a single "boot list" or you may have a separate list for hard drives. If you have a separate list for hard drives, make sure the USB hard drive is listed first. Note that, depending on the computer, this list can change every time a new device is plugged in. So check before you try and boot to the USB hard drive and make sure.

    Now try and boot from the USB hard drive and see if it works.

    If that doesn't work, try reformatting the flash drive as FAT16, creating a new image and restoring that to the USB hard drive. On some computers FAT16 may work better.
     
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