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I am trying to install FC5 on my external usb drive (as the title implies..) At first I was having trouble entering the grub, but I think I got this ...
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- 04-15-2006 #1
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installing FC5 on external usb drive
At first I was having trouble entering the grub, but I think I got this sorted out - I reinstalled, this time changing the HD order, so that HD0 is my usb drive, and the grub now sits on its MBR. Now when the usb drive is connected, and after I put it as first boot order in the bios (After each re-connection is gets back to the end of the boot queue), it launches the grub console.
I have no idea what I should do from there, as I was expecting some kind of boot menu.
oh - I have added the needed modules using the mkinitrd, and directed my grub.conf file to use the new one. I've added ehci-hcd, usb-storage, scsi_mod and sd_mod.
My grub.conf file now looks like this:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg. # root (hd0,0) # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 # initrd /initrd-version.img #boot=/dev/sdc default=1 timeout=5 splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz #hiddenmenu title Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5) root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet #initrd /initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img initrd /usbinitrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img title Other rootnoverify (hd1,0) chainloader +1
Thanks for your help.
- 04-16-2006 #2
Have you changed your init script in your new initrd? You may need to add sleeps into this script or increase the default sleep time for USB. I make the USB sleep 10 or 15 and add a 5 second sleep after all the calls to load the modules have been made.
This link is good, deals with FC3 and 4 but I assume it should be fine for your purposes: