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I'm going to make a portable hard disk which contain a operation system inside is it valid and does is able to function normally? Can it just insert to a pc usb port and and have a boot manager prompt out and select the os for my portable hard disk?

Please give me some solution :D

asked Jun 03 '11 at 00:59

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With windows, it is not easily possible and will mostly not work due to the Genuine Advantage seeing that the OS registered is to computer one while another computer with another hardware is being used

OS like linux (like ubuntu) are easily able to do what you want.

answered Jun 03 '11 at 01:01

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so my main operating system must be linux or ubuntu to make a portable hard disk with os portable too? Or windows able to do the exactly the same?

(Jun 03 '11 at 01:13) weijian1010 weijian1010's gravatar image

Not completely, there is a windows application that helps you make one. Although for USB, you can format a partition as one and give it persistance space.

Or you can run a live version and install one on a partition of the external drive

(Jun 03 '11 at 01:17) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image
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