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    Mutli boot USB hard drive

    Is this posible and can anyone recommend a way to implement it.
    I would like to put all my OS and office install CD's on to my portable hard disk. But in a way that allow me to boot from the portable drive and choose which OS's I want to install.

    I'd also want to be able to access the drive in Windows so I can have the Office install run from it

    So boot from drive
    1.Install XP -->starts up XP install
    2.Install 2K -->start 2k install

    This is to save be carrying round loads of CD, using a server etc is not an option.

    Cheers

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    Most modern computers allow you to boot from USB devices, however the majority still don't, so booting off CD/DVD would still be easier. Booting to a pre-Windows environment (which would still require a CD) would solve this in the majority of cases as the USB controller would be accessible.

    A quick google and I found this which reiterates what I said above.

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    It's easy to get the machine to boot from A N Other device; what's harder is to get it to boot in such a way that you can install an OS

    May be a daft question, but why is using a server not an option? This is, after all, why god invented networks :-)

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    Booting from the USB device is not an issue. I'd just like to choose which cd image on the device to use.

    I work at many different sites using many different servers/systems

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    Deleted, didn't read your first post
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