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I have Ubuntu server running on my gen8 and love it so far. I have 4 HDDs, one slow 120gb sandisk SSD on ODD port and a faster 240gb SSD on USB3.


I would like to swap the sandisk into the usb3 enclosure and boot off it and put the 240gb SSD on the ODD port for better latency and speed. Now I know the gen8 won't let you boot off USB3 however GRUB in my case is installed onto a SD card which points to the ODD port. Will this trick work with USB3 too? Does USB3 become active as after GRUB is loaded or only after OS is loaded?

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linux would have to load drivers for the usb chipset

as there is no legacy support on the nec chipset from the bios

Edited by Shonk
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