Many apologies if this problem has arisen before but I'm simply out of luck getting FC4 to boot from a USB drive.
Booting GRUB from USB drive shows the 'GRUB' and a flashing cursor. That's it. Everything stops, no errors, no warnings etc.
External USB HD
Partitioned with 200meg (ext2) /boot partition (on sda1)
10gig (reiserfs) / partition (on sda2)
Rest is empty
My motherboard is able to boot from USB as I have successfully booted Slax from a USB pen (live cd image). I guess that doesn't have grub.
Initially I attempted to install FC4 on one partition with GRUB going on the MBR of SDA1, next I partitioned as above (separate /boot and / partitions).
What I did so far is follow instructions below:
I am able to boot into linux rescue mode and mount the usb drive. I attempted to run the root commands directly into the GRUB shell i.e. root (hd0,0) root (hd1,0) etc etc but all I get is Error 12 (device not recognized)...
Was able to create a new initrd and added to grub.conf.
Changed grub.conf to point to new img.
See my most recent grub.conf below:
# 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 (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=/dev/sda2 rhgb quiet
Still I get the GRUB text in top left corner and a flashing cursor.
Please anyone have any ideas??
And I don't want GRUB on my main hd MBR so that's not an option though it could actually work.