Installation issues

Ben Brown xthor at
Fri Sep 10 19:46:03 UTC 2004


I found some information at detailing this type of
installation. The downside is, you're going to have to create your own
custom initrd to make this happen. Seeing as how you've got a 10GB hard
drive in the machine, this should work without booting to your USB hard
drive. Here's the link:

If it's over your head, feel free to email me direct (off the list) and
I can give you some help.

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 13:29, Ken Wolman wrote:
> I don't know if it was this list, but these issues drew a reply of 
> "RYFM" and "Check the archives."  As far as I can determine, there isn't 
> A manual, and I have no idea where in the archives to look, so I'm 
> thrown back to asking basic installation questions.
> I have a somewhat oldish system, a Dell Dimension with a 10GB hard drive 
> installed, and no internal expansion capabilities.  I added a 40GB USB 
> drive.  The main disk is broken into unequal partitions.  E: is for data 
> only, C: has the OS (Win2K) and essential software.  To start Fedora, I 
> partitioned the C: drive for about 200MB dedicated to /boot, just as I 
> had done with earlier flavors of Redhat up to 8.0.  The USB drive I set 
> up through Partition Magic as "unformatted."  Upon booting Fedora from 
> the CD, the USB drive was not recognized.
> I picked up that I have to mount the drive.  But how can I mount a drive 
> when there's no system from which to mount it?  I KNOW this is an idiot 
> question, but there is nothing I can find in the online documentation 
> that tells me anything even close to the situation in which I find myself.
> Any help will of course be appreciated.
> KW
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> Kenneth Wolman
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