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Re: F8 installation in external usb disk (not USB key)

Miguel Blanco wrote:
>> This is strange. Do you remember the exact commands you had to give
>> Grub to get it to boot on the 9400? Because it sounds like the USB
>> drive is not being mapped as hd0 when booting from the USB drive on
>> that machine. That would be a strange BIOS problem...
> Well, I wrote down in paper some of the differences with the John's document
> and the relevant part was:
> grub> cat (hd0,2)/boot/grub/tester
> (and it worked)
> grub> kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz-
> grub> initrd (hd0,2)/boot/initrd_usb.gz
> grub> boot
> (and booted ok)
> and the current grub configuration, which seems to work (allways) on the D620 is
> timeout=10
> title Fedora8initial
>       kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz-
>       initrd   (hd0,2)/boot/initrd_usb.gz
> title Fedora8-
>       kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz-2.63.9-85.fc8
>       initrd   (hd0,2)/boot/initrd-
> The partions in the usb disk are:
> sda1 - NTFS
> sda2 - swap
> sda3 - Linux
> Regards,
> Miguel.
That is about what I would expect on the USB drive. I am just
surprised that it does not work on the 9400 when you boot from the
USB drive. I would not expect it to work if you boot from a CD or
the internal hard drive and chain to the USB drive without Grub
doing some remapping first.


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