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How to select a boot device

I want to select the usb hard drive to boot to

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The Panasonic Toughbook CF51 may not be able to boot
from a USB external Hard Drive. When you press the F2
function key and go to BOOT devices, I believe that USB HDD
is NOT an option. However, when the drive is plugged-in
and you start the CF51, press the ESC key immediately.
All boot devices should be shown and you might be able
to boot from that menu. If not, then it is NOT bootable.
Good Luck!
Regards,
Richard - Montreal Based
Panasonic Toughbook Authorized Dealer since 1989.

Posted on Feb 08, 2016

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