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Old 07-08-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
Dark Jirachi
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Unhappy Can't get GRUB to boot Linux off of a USB stick

I have 2 operating systems, Windows Me on the first partition of my first hard drive, and GRUB boots it just fine. I also have Slax 5 installed on a USB stick (recognized in linux as /dev/sda1) but I can't seem to get GRUB to see it. I've tried (hd1,0), (hd2,0), (sd0,0), (sd1,0), I can't get anything to work. My BIOS doesn't support booting from a USB stick so I need to do it with GRUB, or else I'm going to have to figure out how to use syslinux. Can anyone help?
Old 07-09-2007, 08:52 AM   #2
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Pls consider going to your mobo site and downloading the flash for your bios so it can see usb....then no probs after that.

AFAIK grub (legacy) on a hard drive boot can not yet see usb


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