Having problems with your Panasonic Toughbook CF-51 Notebook ?

Panasonic CF-51,s are becoming common on Ebay but most do not have hard drives or caddies installed.The caddies cost more than the computers & are almost impossible to find for sale.Is it possible to use an external hard drive connected to the USB? None of the CF-51,s were available with a SATA hard drive so ther is no controller on the motherboard,is there a PCMCIA card available to correct this? The Toughbooks are durable & becoming cheap but these problems need to be overcome to make them wor


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I found this via pendrivelinux.com:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/testing-your-system-for-usb-boot-compatibility/


So try that out. I just got a toughbook cf-51 and will try it soon myself. Mine came with an XP reg code so maybe that can run from a virtual machine inside of linux.
My advice is to resist the urge to drop yours onto cement from a couple of feet. Not quite that tough.
The hard drive caddy is "the catch", for certain.
Too lazy to look into what the hdd connector is for that, maybe there's a cable or converter somewhere.

AV
Sure, you can boot your OS from a USB HDD. Just go into the bios and have it boot from USB before anything else.
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