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Is booting from USB possible in my old system?


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Dear all,

I have have a 6 years-old Toshiba laptop and everything is running well except for the dead CD/DVD drive. My only worry here is that one day I might end up with an unbootable system and need to boot from the recovery disc or some PE.

It happened once when I got caught in a reboot loop and the Ubuntu DVD helped me to solve that.

I tried looking inside the BIOS setup and I don't see any boot from USB. All I have is HDD, FDD (I don't have a floppy drive since the day I got the laptop), and PXE. Say I got into that trouble of booting up again and my drive's dead, does that mean I wouldn't be able to do anything even if I have a USB CD/DVD drive?

I'm saving for a new computer so I'm not planning to replace the drive. :) ?

Thank you.
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I'm saving for a new computer so I'm not planning to replace the drive

If that is the case, then just make sure you keep a current backup of your important data. You may need to do this via your network connect to a network attached drive or another computer, or via one of the "cloud" storage" sites.
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I support there isn't a workaround as far as the system's concerned.

Thanks Digerati.
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Good luck.
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