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Old 12-31-2004, 09:04 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 08:38 AM   #2
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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.

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