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Re: Grub installation on a USB external disk



antonio montagnani wrote:
> 2007/9/25, Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com>:
>> One thing I forgot to mention - make sure you
>> change the setting for the splash screen as well. Otherwise grub
>> tries to load it from the wrong drive and errors out. (I forgot
>> once.) You then get the grub> prompt, and wounder why.
>>
> 
> splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> 
> is it correct???
> 
Yes.
>> You may also want to back up the mbr of your laptop hard drive
>> before running grub-install. If you goof, you can end up with a
>> system that will only boot with the USB drive installed. I use
>> something like "dd if=/dev/sda of=/root/save/sda.mbr count=1".
>>
> I want to install grub on my USB disk, in order to start up any laptop
> and in order not to srew my Vista system.
> I think that I have to issue
> 
> grub-install /dev/sda
> 
> where sda is my USB disk and after booting from my CD.
> 
> tnx for patience.
Double check that. On my system, when you boot from a CD/DVD, the
laptop drive is /dev/sda and the USB drive is /dev/sdb. I forgot to
save your fdisk output, so I can not double check that.

Mikkel
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