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Re: install F11 ON a USB-HDD



On Monday 20 July 2009, Don Quixote de la Mancha wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 6:13 AM, Daniel Kirsten<Daniel Kirsten gmx net> wrote:
> > The installation seemed to be successful, but I cannot boot from
> > this USB-HDD.    WHen I turn on the computer, it reads a bit from the
> > USB-HDD, abd then it boots immediately from the built in HDD.
> 
> I did this very same thing once, back with Fedora Core 4.  To get it
> to work I had to make a custom initrd that had the USB storage drivers
> on it.
> 
> I'm sorry, it's been so long that I don't remember much about how I did it.
> 
> However, if you boot on an internal drive, then mount your USB drive,
> lsmod will tell you what modules you have loaded in your kernel.  The
> ones having to do with USB and SCSI will be what you need.
> 
> Your initrd will also need a script to actually load the modules.
> That might be taken care of by mkinitrd these days, but I don't think
> it was back when I did this.
> 
> Sorry, I've been meaning for YEARS to write up a HOWTO on this very
> thing, but just never got around to it.

I am not sure whether this problem is related to the initrd.  
When I try to boot from this USB-HDD, grub does not even start.   
I just see a blinking cursor, and then, the computer boots from the 
built in HardDisk. 

I can mount the boot partition os the USB-Drive.  grub is configured. 










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