Boot to external usb drive

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by nick39, Oct 27, 2022.

  1. nick39

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    I have successfully moved my bootcamp install to a partition on my external Samsung T7 drive and configured Parallels to boot to the drive. I am able to boot to the T7, however, it takes a bit of babysitting. Here are the current steps i am using to boot to my T7, assuming the drive is already connected.
    1. Unmount all partitions on the external drive
    2. Launch virtual machine
    3. Error message displays: "The disk "Samsung T7 (PSSD T7)" cannot be connected because another device is using it. [Click OK]
    4. Prompt: Press any key to enter boot device menu... [Press AnyKey]
    5. Select "EFI Hard Drive" from the list [Enter]
    6. VM Boots without issue.

    I am hoping there is a way to simplify at least the boot process so that the VM can boot to the drive automatically without steps 3-5.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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