Jump to content
InsanelyMac Forum
  • Announcements

    • Allan

      Solution to create a topic or post.   04/24/2018

      Hello guys. The majority of you are having issues to create a topic or post here. This are a problem with our current theme InsanelyMac.  Now the theme will be the Default IPS. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Sign in to follow this  
Scellow

Cool idea!

Recommended Posts

I found a little cable which can help us to make a special usb flash drive for the boot loader!

 

Here is the cable : 

1HZgcCb.jpg

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Retail-wholesale-NEW-Internal-Motherboard-USB-4pin-4p-single-row-male-to-A-female-Extension-Cable/1439177112.html

 

We could just dedicate a small usb flash drive (256mb) and install the boot loader on it!

 

Then we hide it inside the pc !

 

Even if your HDD die you'll keep your boot loader for ever!

 

No more problem !

 

EDIT:

A smaller one, without cables :

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Motherboard-20-Pin-Header-Female-to-Dual-USB-3-0-Type-A-Female-Connector-QbO/1229773302.html

 

 

Edit 2:

 

A better one! A Flash module! :

http://www.delock.de/produkte/G_54152/merkmale.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement

 

 

Even if your HDD die you'll keep your boot loader for ever!

 

No more problem !

 

 

What do you want to do with a boot loader without a working HDD? Just booting loader?

Second, re-installing bootloader on new hdd is no work either.

I don't see the advantages, sorry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then just put a bunch of sticky goo on the flash drive and put a giant plastic case around it and tell people it's real efi. You could sell tons of them. Just kidding... I think this could be a neat idea though, except that it's going to detect it slower than an internal drive. I have a usb thing for my bluetooth though, so I wouldn't mind using something like this and keeping it inside the computer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Install Clover to EFI partition will be cheaper mischief.

This trick could be used as a recovery boot loader, in case something is wrong with your hdd you'l still be able to boot to something else without carry about to install a boot loader again

 

I just bought one, it fits my needs ! :3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And with cheap 32 GB usb stick You can have boot loader AND full basic system in same stick.

By using two sticks this method works even better.  Boot one stick, and copy second stick to back

and over the broken or messy disk.

 

There is no reason to "hide" any boot loader inside pc.  Think this things again. With outside

sticks everything is much more easily.

 

 

T  -.-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And with cheap 32 GB usb stick You can have boot loader AND full basic system in same stick.

By using two sticks this method works even better.  Boot one stick, and copy second stick to back

and over the broken or messy disk.

 

There is no reason to "hide" any boot loader inside pc.  Think this things again. With outside

sticks everything is much more easily.

 

 

T  -.-

 

I prefer to keep it inside my pc, i always loose my flash drives they are so so solo small nowadays ! yeah a bigger one could be used to install a little Linux distro in case of problem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I think I would prefer having my recovery disk on DVD.

Almost every machine will boot from the DVD drive. Excepting some really old ones which won't run modern OS's anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I think I would prefer having my recovery disk on DVD.

Almost every machine will boot from the DVD drive. Excepting some really old ones which won't run modern OS's anyway.

You prefer DVD. OK.

But don't say for other people. 

Modern notebooks have no DVD at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just have a small SSD that is pointed to boot first with my bootloader on it.

 

Also, I've done this for a bluetooth receiver for a small a10 build.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't get it either....what's the advantage to this? The whole point of using a flash drive is that it's removable and portable...right? Hide it inside the case, and now it's neither. 

 

If you're going to do that you might as well install your boot loader to your hard drive - same difference!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Low cost and low power boot loader option. It's not the most secure or protected because it's USB, and most USB thumb drives use cheap memory that will most likely fail within a year or so because of constant usage. What's the point in that though when you have to buy a new memory drive every year? Just save yourself the cost and buy a small ssd, or a cheap hard drive.

 

32gb adata sata III SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211717 $44.99 USD

 

320gb 2.5" Sata III HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W018K9344 $48.99 USD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×