Originally Posted by sam_vde
Yes, I am actually doing this myself. Make sure you have USB 2.0.
Also beware: you need an initrd to make this work, even with USB compiled straight into the kernel. I think the main reason was USB devices need some time to self register and of course this has to be done before mounting the root fs. I got my initrd from a rescue CD, it is busybox based and does the trick for me.
Ok, Nube question, I'm also trying to get Linux to boot off a USB HD,
What's an "Initrd" ? and how do I make one ?
I've tried Mandriva, SuSE, Fedora, all with the same results. None will boot