Re: Installing FC4 on USB drive (newbie)
From: gary (garys_at_mtaonline.net)
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:53:23 -0900
> > On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 01:01 +0100, Jenz Nilsson wrote:
> >> Hi guys!
> >> Im a newbie, and i have a problem (unusual isnt it ^^)
> >> I have installed FC4 on my external USB hard drive, and followed the
> >> guide on http://www.vigla.eclipse.co.uk/
> >> I have med three partitions, /boot, /, and swap. I have made mkinitrd
> >> as told to in the guide, but i havent written any changes to
> >> grub.conf, because i dont know how to do. Instead, as the guide told
> >> me, i wrote what kernel and initrd to use directly in grub. When im
> >> booting it up it says like
> >> Mounting root file system
> >> mount: error 6 mounting ext3
> >> Switching to new root
> >> ERROR opening /dev/console!!!!: 2
> >> error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 0
> >> error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 1
> >> error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 2
> >> unmounting old /proc
> >> unmounting old /sys
> >> switchroot: mount failed: 22
> >> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
> >> And then some very strange lines with like 01020x0213 blabla, if those
> >> lines are important i can write them down.
> >> What can be the problem? Is it that i havent changed the grub.conf? Or
> >> is it some kind of timing problem thati read about in the guide?
> >> Please help me! I know you can
> >> //Jenz
> > Is another operating system already install on your usb disk? Will fc4
> > be your only operating system on the usb disk? --gary
n Mon, 2005-11-21 at 07:43 +0100, Jenz Nilsson wrote:
> Yes fc4 is my only and will be mine my only os on that disk
The most simple way I know to install fc4 to a usb disk is:
1. unplug all other hardrives.
2.make sure the bios is set to boot your usb drive.
3. Insert your installation cd.
3.allow the installation program to automatically partition the disk.
4.allow grub to automatically install to your usb disk.
( much more likely since you've already disconnected any other
5. When fc4 is installed reconnect any other hardrives and use your bios
to determine which disk you wish to boot.
This approach should hopefully allow an easy install.
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