I have one of those large, external hard drives that connect to your computer by a USB cable. Basically, I'd like to install Debian on that and have it be bootable anywhere, not just my home computer.
I ran the sarge installer and everything worked fine. Then it got to the part asking about where to put GRUB. I knew I didn't want it on /dev/hda because then it would only be bootable on my home computer, and I need it bootable everywhere and anywhere. So I put "/dev/sda" instead. Well, I finish the install, go to my BIOS, make sure that its boot order has "USB Drive" listed first, and reboot. But ... it boots straight to Windows
Doesn't even pay attention to my USB drive. So, I reinstall and this time I stick the bootloader on an old floppy. Now when I boot from floppy it says "GRUB Hard Drive Error" and still no luck...
So, can anyone lend a hand? Where must I put the bootloader in order for the external drive to boot on any computer that has USB Drive as "first" in their boot order?
Thanks in advance