Are you looking for a way to boot your PC or laptop with an Operating System like Ubuntu or Win XP or Windows 7 installed on a pen drive, only to find out that your PC/laptop does not support USB booting?
Some age old motherboards and laptops does not support USB boot. But with a small software application called Plop boot manager you can add USB boot support for such PCs.
Steps to boot your PC/laptop from a pen drive with the help of Plop boot manager:
- Download Plop boot manager from here and extract the archive.
- Burn the extracted image (plpbt.iso) into a CD with the help of a CD burning software.
- Insert the bootable disc you just created into your CD/DVD drive and restart your PC.
- Your PC should automatically boot from this CD. (If it doesn’t, goto your BIOS boot settings and change the boot order to give CD/DVD drive the first preference)
- Now when the PC boots from CD, you can see a user screen from where you can select the boot device. Now you can select your USB drive from the list.
(via techtrickz )