Purchased WD My Passport Essential thinking it was a full service drive(i.e., backup and bootable for system crash and recovery) but NOT! Anybody know of work arounds? Firmware prevents from making the drive bootable.
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I'm not aware of a linux way to do this - however, you can do this via windows
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