MAC OS X Leopard USB booting
Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:05 PM
So it seems only MS XP/Vista with their BSOD 0x7B have problem with USB boot, Linux and Mac OS X are USB boot friendly.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:47 PM
But I think that Vista is also USB friendly as well.
Doesn't it allow installing from USB and being installed to USB from a virtual machine running this USB disk as a logical emulated drive to later allow real hardware USB boot?
Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:07 PM
VMware simulates a SCSI disk (not a real USB) so the test is not valid. On real hardware, booting USB HDD with Vista will not work, if you do not set the correct entries usb* (Starttype=0, Group=Boot bus extender), and be careful, after each Windows update or other USB mass-storage/hub plugged, these registry keys will be changed back to startype=3 Group=Base, and on next reboot you will get BSOD 0x7B.
What I found is to save the different keys to .reg files, that before rebooting execute them to be sure on next reboot :-).
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