I just bought a USB 3.0 500 GB My Passport. I want to install linux on it and boot any PC with it. I was able to install linux but no BIOS is able to boot from it. I tried 3 PCs. One BIOS found “WD SES device” and when I select that as the boot device, it can’t boot. it skips that device and goes to the next one in the list.
On a Redhat linux systme, I tred to mount this external drive and it says it can’t detect a file system. There are two parittions (one /boot and one /); it shows two partitions but can’t even mount them.
Does this drive work with linux at all? Is it due to the smartware or whatever? Do I need to load linux with those drivers before I can read frm it?
is it possible to boot directly from this device from BIOS?
I’m on the verge of returning this. So PLEASE help