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val43

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booting win XP on usb drive
« on: March 06, 2012, 22:25:48 PM »
Hi, I wanted to thank the developers for this powerful tool.
I'm trying to boot Windows XP on a usb drive.
Grub failed to chainload ntldr, but Plop succeeds!
The problem is that xp crashes while loading some driver. I can't tell what it is, as the system instantly reboots and there's no minidump in C:\wondows.
I didn't install xp (it wouldn't let me), I just cloned an old installation (made on the internal drive).. so my question is: does XP need some special treatment (or special installation) to boot from a USB drive?
can Plop help?

val43

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Re: booting win XP on usb drive
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 01:22:51 AM »
it looks like the procedure is quite long and cumbersome.. but someone who made the work right, uploaded the iso!! you can easily find it (and others similar) on the torrent networks. (c6c0c2e7662db8cd6a8305b8f43ece3c2b83e457)

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Re: booting win XP on usb drive
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 05:49:14 AM »
hi,

Hi, I wanted to thank the developers for this powerful tool.

its only one developer ;)

I'm trying to boot Windows XP on a usb drive.
Grub failed to chainload ntldr, but Plop succeeds!
The problem is that xp crashes while loading some driver. I can't tell what it is, as the system instantly reboots and there's no minidump in C:\wondows.
I didn't install xp (it wouldn't let me), I just cloned an old installation (made on the internal drive).. so my question is: does XP need some special treatment (or special installation) to boot from a USB drive?
can Plop help?

to boot xp from usb you can use http://www.usboot.org

there are a few things to do, but its not too difficult.

regards
elmar