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clearestchannel 12-31-2004 09:04 PM

Boot From USB Flash Drive in LILO?
 
Is there anyway I can configure LILO or GRUB to boot from my Lexar Jumpdrive?

Thank you in advanced.

Oliv' 01-01-2005 08:38 AM

Hello

First to boot from an USB drive, you need to have a BIOS that support it.
Then for Lilo or grub, you just need to change your "root=" option. But if you just do that, you'll probably have a "VFS: unable to mount.... Kernel Panic". To avoid that you need to patch your kernel or add a pause in the boot process to be sure that USB will be enable in the kernel when it will try to mount USB root filesystem.

Oliv'


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