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Old 12-03-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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Exclamation Installing FC3 to External USB HDD - Please Help


Ok, here is the situation.

I'm trying to install Fedora Core 3 (x86-64) onto a USB HDD.
Problem is that the installation software (Anaconda) does not detect my USB HDD. (Actually, I think it is diskdruid that doesn't detect it, only my two internal hard drives).

Another dilema... My external HDD is not a brand name HDD. It's actually an external HDD case that allows you to put any PATA HDD into it.

I was wanting to use this as my Linux HDD and that way, since my bios can boot to USB-HDD, wanted to be able to have a Linux and Windows Machine, but without the hassles that come with Grub or Lilo installing to the Windows XP (hda) hard drive.

Any suggestions on how to get my USB HDD to detect...

Again, if I install FC3 on another (internal) HDD I can then configure and access the USB-HDD, but I want to install FC3 to the USB-HDD right from CD....

Thanks if anyone can help.

ME
 
Old 12-06-2004, 01:59 PM   #2
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Ok, I think I found some info on this, but I need to know, if anyone knows how I can make a custom initrd.img for FC3 -AND- incorporate that into a custom Installation CD ISO without ever going into linux.

Key is: I'm trying to create this without going into linux.

I have info on changing the initrd - (some cript file that is named linuxrc in RED HAT 9, but I don't know the name in FC3) - so that it will include usb device .... just curious

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

Michael
 
Old 12-14-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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So far no good. I cannot get Disk Druid to work with /dev/sda1 during an installation of FC3.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 12-14-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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Found this while digging around online, maybe it can help?

Last edited by FLOODS; 12-14-2004 at 10:19 AM.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 09:58 AM   #5
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Found this while digging around online, maybe it can help?

If you can, give me the name of the thread (or title) because the link you gave doesn't work.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 10:20 AM   #6
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woops! I forgot the URL thing here automatically adds an http:// to the url, and mine was also already there. should be fixed now.
 
  


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