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Re: installing on USB hard disk

On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 21:37 -0700, Jon Drukman wrote:
> Antonio Montagnani wrote:
> > Jon Drukman said the following on 04/09/2005 19:42:
> > 
> >> my system has several internal disks which are all formatted as NTFS.  
> >> i have an external USB2 disk that i could use for fedora, if i can 
> >> figure out how to boot it.  my motherboard/bios is too old to boot 
> >> directly off of a USB disk.  can i use some sort of boot CD or 
> >> bootmanager to start fedora from an external drive?  how would i 
> >> achieve this?
> >>
> >> let me know, thanks.
> >> -jsd-
> >>
> > have a look at  http://www.simonf.com/usb/
> > 
> > http://www.vigla.eclipse.co.uk/
> > 
> > and let me know....
> > It works here
> i followed the instructions on the pdf at the second link and the usb 
> disk does not show up when booted from the grub cdrom image so i guess 
> my bios is not going to cooperate, at least not for booting.
> the weird thing though is if i boot the FC4 install DVD, it says 
> "loading usb storage driver" and i see the external disk flash a few 
> times like it's being accessed.  however if i go to manual partition 
> with disk druid, i don't see the drive.  this leads me to think that 
> maybe it could work if i knew how to tell the installer to look at that 
> disk.

I've done this ages ago, so pardon if this is no more applicable. Try
setting on the kernel boot line : expert. 

I think this was what made it also probe usb drives.

Ow Mun Heng
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