I have a 1TB hard drive in an external USB3.1 caddy that I would like to set up for multiboot on some specific machines that HDD speed wouldn’t really matter for. I have a few concerns though, and ATM am out the door to work, so I need to be quick.
1: How many boots could I have? If I were to use something like Grub, is there a max?
2: Does it matter what boot to use? Grub LiLo CloVer?
3: Can I have it set so one partition that is like 400GB of storage pops up when I plug in to any computer? And only that partition, not every linux partition? I’d like the bootable sectors to be completely separate from the storage, and for neither to interfere with one another.
4: If I were to format the drive in GPT, does anyone know if that would cause an issue for powermacs? Specifically a DDR2PBook. I wouldn’t… THINK so? But I have no clue. I want to be able to use the drive between Intel/AMD hardware, POWER hardware, and be able to mount it for storage on either.
I’d like to have 3 or 4 netboot ISO’s on it, 2 OS’s, and then a blob for backups and dumps when I have to rescue a system or set up a new one.
Optimally I would do this with an SSD of some sort, but atm its all on a spinnydoodle. Most likely HGST, its a G Drive. One of those on sale specials.