Fedora Core 3 installed on a 27gig USB Drive Boot Problems
From: Whitewater (whitewater_3_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 01:54:39 GMT
Hello. I just finished installing Fedora 3 on a USB drive and I'm
having trouble booting it. My computer supports booting from a USB
device from the boot menu.
When I choose to boot from the USB drive, I get 'GRUB' up in the left
hand corner of the screen, but it just hangs there.
I found some instructions on getting it to boot properly from the USB
device, but they're not working for me. here's what the instructions
Boot from Fedora Disk1 (in my case, the DVD) and type 'linux rescue'
and answer the questions bout language when they come up, when it asks
you if you want to search for the installation, click 'skip this step'
and you will be brought to a shell.
the directions say his setup is / on /dev/sda2 and /boot on /dev/sda1'
and that mine may differ.
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/source
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/source/boot
Next, create the initrd, with the usb driver included
mkinitrd --preload=ehci-hcd --preload=usb-storage
--preload=scsi_mod --preload=sd_mod /boot/initrd.img 2.6.9-1.667smp
I am running that kernal number and have HT so I add smp
next, edit grub.conf
put the new initrd file name initrd.img in place of what's there. save
and exit nano. reboot and it should work.
I can't get past the mounting of the usb device.
my PC configuration is
512 meg ram
200gb SATA-150 hard drive
HP 16dvd-+rw drive
I tried to identify the usb drive through the boot process after
typing 'linux rescue', but the text went by so fast, I couldn't read
Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance