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Old 09-23-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't boot from USB Device


I am having a bad day...

I bought a new 40GB USB hard drive to install linux on. I installed Mandrake 9.1. Upon completion of the installation, I could not boot up to Linux. I've come to discover that my laptop's BIOS does not support booting from USB devices. So, I ended up using my installation cd to go into rescue mode and reinstall my windows bootloader. Is there any way for me to boot up Linux?

I am really completely new at this and I am totally frustrated. But I don;t want to give up!

Can anyone help me?

-motely
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Old 09-23-2003, 09:05 PM   #2
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One option would be to resize the laptop hard drive and install linux on it. Then use the USB drive to share data between windows and linux.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:29 AM   #3
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I know that is an option, but isn't there a way I can make a boot floppy that can access my installation on the USB drive?

Thanks,
motely

 
Old 09-24-2003, 01:28 PM   #4
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Today is a slightly better day!

Does anyone know if I can run modprobe from a disk? and how I would do that.

I'm trying to create a boot disk and need it to recognize my USB drive before it boots linux.

Thanks,
motely
 
  


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