I have an old laptop Toshiba Satellite A60-S166 with ACPI BIOS (I have updated to latest version 1.90 provided in Toshiba's site) it only have four boot options...HDD, CDROM, FDD (USB-FDD Legacy Emulation), and LAN (PXE)...it does not have option to boot from USB-HDD or USB-ZIP.
It cannot detect internal 30GB HDD anymore, and I think the internal HDD has broken...I have Seagate GoFlex 500GB USB-HDD and I want to be able to install OS in my USB-HDD and boot from it instead of using LiveCD...I have around but cannot find solver to my problem...(as posted here).
I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on USB-HDD on another laptop and successfully boot from it, but I still cannot boot my old Satellite A60-S166 above.
I was thinking of using 44-pin 2.5" IDE Laptop Male to Male Cable (above image), to convert USB-HDD into IDE device and make it look as internal HDD. I have searched around any stores but they don´t have the cable.
Since my Satellite A60-S166 can boot via LAN (PXE), can I use USB-RJ45 Connector (above image) connected directly to my USB-HDD and Ethernet, and boot via PXE? And make new OS installation?
Thanks in advance
Edited by mactepu, 23 January 2011 - 12:53 PM.