Using same USB drive with multiple computers.
dotancohen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 16:27:51 UTC 2006
On 09/12/06, monty19@ hotmail.com <monty19 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> "Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:880dece00612090433j48de7790u5082c34af32943ff at mail.gmail.com...
> >On 08/12/06, monty19@ hotmail.com <monty19 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>I have Fedora installed on a USB drive and use it with a laptop. It works
> >>very well, but what I would like to be able to do is plug it into a
> >>or another laptop and be able to use the same install, without having to
> >>completely reconfiguer the system each time I move it. I am wondering if
> >>there are any programs out there to save the system configurations for
> >>multiple hardware configurations. I tried doing some google searches but
> >>did not come up with anything, was wondering if anyone here knew about
> >How did you install to USB? Via regular install? IIRC that are ways to
> >install to USB disks so that they detect the hardware ala
> >Dotan Cohen
> Via the standard installer. It actually didn't boot properly so I had to
> boot off the (rescue) DVD and run mkinitrd with the options --preload
> scsi_mod --preload libata --preload sata_promise --preload ehci_hcd
> --preload usb_storage. libata and sata_promise were for it to stop
> complaining at boot about the partitions on the internal promise controller
> as they are in a RAID 0, and it was ugly during boot; not that they had to
> be loaded for booting off the usb disk to work.
> Off the subject, I have asked about having to run mkinitrd to preload the
> modules, because from what I understood FC6 was going to support booting off
> USB drives 'out of the box', but I can't remember for the life of me where I
> read that, and maybe it wasn't true. If it is true, it needs to be looked
> Back on subject, I think what you're talking about would be along the lines
> of what I am looking for. Do you know of any articles that explain the set
> up process, or programs that aid in the configuration? Regardless I can do
> some more looking around on Google based off of that info, and see what I
> can come up with.
> Thank you,
Go check out the forums on the Slax site. He explains it very, very well.
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