usb disk installations

Jim Cornette fct-cornette at
Fri Sep 3 02:19:44 UTC 2004

Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 09:57, Jim Cornette wrote:
>>I attempted to install FC3T1 on a USB drive using expert mode. It seems 
>>that all the proper files installed on the disk. The disk is a laptop 
>>disk contained inside a usb - ATA adapter and seems to work with the 
>>proper modeles loaded.
> You can install it.. but as far as I can tell, you won't be able to boot
> into it unless you tweak the initrd
>>Are there any plans to get the module needed to mount USB disks loaded 
>>soon enough to be able to boot from these disks.
>>My grub.conf file is in the attached file.
>>There is a lot of interest in getting this concept to work.
> This concept works. I've gotten it to work. As mentioned, you need to
> get the initrd to load up the usb modules and you're all set.

Thanks for the response. It would be decent to have a ready-made setup 
that works without a lot of tweaking. But since this is a hobby, I'll 
learn in the process when attempting to get the usb drive to boot up.

I did chroot to the usb installation and do some tinkering with the USB 
installation, but that was all that I tried so far. The chrooted 
environment was educational and I learned some processes that Linux has, 
so it wasn't a total loss.



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