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Old 05-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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Booting with GRUB to external USB drive


Hey, i actually have multiple operating systems running - Windows XP and Fedora Core 5 on my laptop hard drive, and OSx86 on my external USB hard drive. I have GRUB installed on my MBR of the laptop hard drive. My question is, how can I get GRUB to load USB drivers and mount my USB hard drive in GRUB. Once I can do that, its just a matter of
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root(hd1,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 05-17-2006, 07:29 AM   #2
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read my tut if you like on usb install beaware bios must have option for usb to be detected first or are you merely looking to have a menu option?
 
Old 05-17-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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I do have the ability to boot from USB hard drive, but I would prefer simply having a menu option in GRUB along with Windows and Linux.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 07:27 AM   #4
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open a terminal and type su to get root powers then grub with your usb inserted.

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root (hd AND PRESS TAB and see if hd1 or hd2 is an option for your detected drive....I am assuming you have 1 or 2 ide/sata/scsi drives so the number may vary

once you have established that your grub can see the drive (on a booted system) add something similar to your first post like this....assuming its hd2...to your /boot/grub/menu.lst with root powers.....

BTW did you try your hd1? what error message did you get?

title usb
root (hd2,0)
chainloader +1


(2) with luck....(I have no usb) the root command should detect vfat which grub can handle and then jump to the usb bootloader

BUT do you have a bootloader installed heh heh

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