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Old 02-02-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Dual boot issue with external hard drive


I want to install RedHat 9 onto an external hard drive on my laptop. From what I've gathered from many people's warnings, if I try to use grub as my boot loader, I will always have to have my external hard drive connected to be able to boot, even if I wish to solely boot to my internal drive. This doesn't seem quite correct and I wanted to see if anyone had any info as to how to go about this.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-02-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
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"if I try to use grub as my boot loader, I will always have to have my external hard drive connected to be able to boot, even if I wish to solely boot to my internal drive."

You have to have whichever hard drive that contains /boot/grub/grub.conf connected when you boot.

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Old 02-02-2004, 03:35 PM   #3
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so if I repartion my internal primary hard drive to allow just enough space to run my /boot partion on it, I should be fine... not sure if its more of a statement or question, but it does makes sense.

thanks Steve!
 
  


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