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Re: booting with grub to /dev/sda



On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 06:33, Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 13:51 -0700, Jim Cromie wrote:
> > when you say 'installed on boot disk', I have several ways to interpret 
> > that:
> > 1. grub-stage1 is in the MBR
> > 2. grub 1.5 and 2 are in /boot/grub/  (on FC-3 at least)
> > 3. both the above.
> > 
> > in my case, Ive got extlinux installed to MBR on /dev/sda,
> > 
> 
> I probably should have been more clear.
> By boot disk, I mean the disk that the bios is reading the MBR from (the
> boot disk).
> On your laptop that would likely be /dev/hda,  on the usb device you
> indicate it as /dev/sda.  If you want to use grub for booting from the
> usb drive without another drive hosting grub you will likely need to
> install grub on the boot sector of /dev/sda
> 
> > 
> > >If I understand your plans correctly, you want this usb drive to be able
> > >to boot standalone.
> > >  
> > >
> > that is the plan.

I believe that what's missing is that you don't have USB support
compiled into the kernel and not as modules.

I've done it before and it's do-able.



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