Is it possible to boot a partitionless drive off Grub legacy?
These are the facts:
1.- I have Grub legacy correctly installed, and working, to the MBR of my HDD.
2.- From that Grub in my HDD, I can boot Linux installed to a pendrive that has a single partition (and filesystem) in it. The corresponding Grub entry is:
kernel /boot/kernel root=/dev/sda1
3.- Now, from that same Grub in my HDD, I want to boot Linux installed to a partitionless pendrive (the filesystem takes the whole drive). To that purpose, I've modified the corresponding Grub entry like this:
kernel /boot/kernel root=/dev/sda
But it doesn't work. I get the following Grub errors when booting:
Filesystem type unknown, using whole disk
Error 17 : Cannot mount selected partition
However: I can boot Linux off this partitionless pendrive without any problem by installing Lilo to it (in /dev/sda). ??
So, my question is:
Is it possible to boot a partitionless drive off Grub legacy, or on the contrary does Grub legacy need the filesystems to be installed in a partition?
Please don't reply by suggesting me to use Grub2. It's not the point of this thread. :) I just would like to know if I can do it with Grub Legacy. Thank you!