Q: What partitions are on it? Did you set the HD jumper appropriately 
for the NexStar before putting it in?

A: The Seagate drive in the NexStar enclosure has a bootable FAT16 
(0x06) partition and is located at /dev/sdb1. As for the jumpers, I 
don't recall exactly which ones are set. However, I am able to boot up 
as I can with the 500GB hard drive where the Linux I use (Ubuntu 11.04) 
is installed. All I had to do was switch the booting sequence through 
the BIOS, as it recognizes my USB-converted drive.

Q: Option from where? What "installation process"?

A: I am referring to the options presented to me when I used the FreeDOS 
CD I made with the fbasecd.iso file I downloaded from the FreeDOS web 
site. I tried to install FreeDOS on my USB drive, but I did so without 
using the 'UNetbootin' software application ... with unpleasant 
consequences. Instead of installing FreeDOS on to my USB drive, I 
accidentally installed it onto the hard drive where Ubuntu is installed, 
making it necessary for me to reformat the whole thing and reinstall Linux.

Q: What does FDISK tell you about available partitions?

A: I haven't tried it yet. I was leery about doing so for fear of 
repeating those unpleasant consequences I described. I will try it after 
making sure all my data has been backed up.

S: Just because you put a HD in a USB enclosure doesn't mean the OS 
found the device or any partitions it may have on it.

A: Ubuntu 11.04 recognized my drive when I simply plugged it into one of 
my USB ports, but thanks for the information just the same.

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