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Quija 11-20-2011 05:53 PM

Install Linux to SATA drive but GRUB2 on to USB thumb drive
 
Hello LQ community,

I hope you can offer some assistance with this issue. I would like to install Linux (more specifically Ubuntu) to an internal SATA drive. The caveat is that I'd prefer GRUB2 install to a USB thumb drive.

This doesn't seem to be an option in the GUI installer. Is there maybe a command line switch to produce the desired results.

Thank You for your time,

Quija

yancek 11-20-2011 07:19 PM

In the Allocate Drive Space window on Ubuntu 11, there is an option at the bottom: Device for boot loader installation. Below it, click on the down arrow on the far right to see the options. If you have your flash drive plugged in it should show and you can select it.

Quija 11-22-2011 06:40 PM

Thank You,

I'll test it on a VM before installing on my laptop.

Quija


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