I had a look around this forum but haven't found any entry that answers to my problem. I'm sorry if this has already been explained before.
- I have an external hard disk and want to install linux on a portion of it, then i can use this drive to boot from any computer.
- It doesn't need to have a comprehensive set of wizards like Ubuntus or PCLinuxOS. For example, i can just boot into the command line then from there type to configure xorg, then startx.
What i did:
- I installed archlinux 2008.7 into my external hard drive, setting 20G for the root partition, 5G for the /home partition, and 1G for swap.
- At the end of the installation, i installed GRUB to the external hdd's master boot record. The disk was recognized as /dev/sdb on my computer.
What i got when booting from the drive:
- The computer could boot from my external HDD and load GRUB. But when i chose Arch from the list, it said "Failed to mount device"
Can any one help me solve this, or point me to some tutorials?
Btw, in GRUB's menu.lst, my booting partition was called (hd1,0). This won't work if I plug my HDD to other computers, will it?
Thank you very much