Installing Fedora Core 4 on External USB Drive
I want to install Fedora Core 4 on my external USB drive but I am having problems.
First of all my laptop is a 3.2GHZ P4 with HT, 1GIG DDR RAM, ATI Raedon Mobility M10 128MB and the external drive is a Maxtor 200GB. It is set in the BIOS to boot USB so no problems there.
I have found the solution elsewhere to the following problem but it does not work for me so I thought I would try here in the hope someone could help.
The problem is creating the initrd with a USB driver included so it will boot. I have installed the distro to the drive using expert mode so it would see the USB drive and that went fine but when it came to rebooting and going into the rescue mode and doing the following I get a invalid command.
then I have to do this:
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/source
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/source/boot
That is what I need to do to get it to boot from the USB drive but it wont allow me to even do the first part of this without giving an invalid command.
mkinitrd --preload=ehci-hcd --preload=usb-storage --preload=scsi_mod --preload=sd_mod /boot/initrd.img 2.6.11-1.1369smp
Now I am new to this but I am more than willing to learn so if anyone can help it would be very much appreciated.