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Old 11-29-2006, 07:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to install Fedora Core 5 on External hardrive?


I am newbie, I decided to install Fedora Core 5 on an External hard drive, however when its time to chose the free space on where to install it it does not detect the external, only the original that I have in my PC. Could this be that my external is just like a big CD? or is there a way to actually use it the way I want to use it?
 
Old 11-29-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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what type of computer are you running? I assume your motherboard supports usb on boot.?. again, assuming it's a usb external drive...answering your question tho, yes it is possible.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 08:13 AM   #3
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what type of computer are you running? I assume your motherboard supports usb on boot.?. again, assuming it's a usb external drive...answering your question tho, yes it is possible.
It is a USB external drive, and I assumed it did support it on boot, however I am not really good at this so I might be wrong, the drive works just fine in windows, today I also tried installing it without the drive being connected from the beginning, and as soon as I got to the point where I have to choose where to install it I plugged it back into my Desktop, however it did not get detected.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 08:45 AM   #4
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also the details for my pc are as it follows, or so I think...

AMD Athlon (tm) 64 Processor 3200+
WDC WD20 00BB-22GUA0 USB device 186 GB
ST3200822AS 126 GB of free space

hopefully you understand me better...
 
Old 11-30-2006, 09:07 AM   #5
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You will probably have to turn on the USB boot option in your CMOS settings. Most of what I have does not have it turned on as default.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 08:10 AM   #6
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You will probably have to turn on the USB boot option in your CMOS settings. Most of what I have does not have it turned on as default.
the usb option is on, the problem is when I start booting the installation for fedora core 5 and I need to choose the drive it only gives me one option, my internal drive, I am able to boot my USB drive, but it isnt detected when I try to install Fedora Core 5, any ideas?
 
Old 12-03-2006, 09:21 AM   #7
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see what happens when you remove your internal HD and boot the computer with only your USB HD connected.

From one of your earlier post it looks like your were pluging and unpluging it during the install setup. Plug it in before you turn the computer on and leave it in. also look to see if it actually comes on at any point (ie: green flashing light somewhere on the drive...etc.)
 
Old 12-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #8
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see what happens when you remove your internal HD and boot the computer with only your USB HD connected.

From one of your earlier post it looks like your were pluging and unpluging it during the install setup. Plug it in before you turn the computer on and leave it in. also look to see if it actually comes on at any point (ie: green flashing light somewhere on the drive...etc.)
I tried both ways, by having it plugged in through the installation, and by pluggin it while in the installation, the drive is working, it just doesnt get detected, is there something I got to do to my drive???
 
Old 04-13-2007, 10:08 AM   #9
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Question Same problem here with Fedora Core 6 as well on my Laptop

Am unable to install Linux on my USB external hard disk on my Laptop. It is not detecting the USB drive during the installation. Th ebios supports USB boot and is turned on.


Please help....
 
Old 04-13-2007, 03:16 PM   #10
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I don't know the answer how to fix it..but if I am correct booting from usb is not that easy..the reason is that the device name is not always the same...i mean it can change if u have another USB thing attached...

let me check if i can find some workaround....
 
Old 04-15-2007, 01:35 PM   #11
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I dont mean to barge in but I am having a similar issue. Only I can install FC5 but when it comes to boot I get the Grub screen and then the black screen that loads the kernel or whatever but I end up getting a kernel panic. Any ideas?
 
Old 04-17-2007, 09:49 AM   #12
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Anyone have any ideas on this?
 
Old 04-17-2007, 09:55 AM   #13
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FC6 should auto-recognise the drive as a SCSI device. Have you tried the FC6 recuse disk?
 
Old 04-17-2007, 10:32 AM   #14
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No all I have is FC5. Should I just download and install FC6?
The only reason I have been trying FC5 is because thats what I am using this quarter in school (ITT) 2 quarters ago we used FC4. But if FC6 will install with minor or no issues then Im happy with that.

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Old 04-18-2007, 06:39 AM   #15
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No all I have is FC5. Should I just download and install FC6?
The only reason I have been trying FC5 is because thats what I am using this quarter in school (ITT) 2 quarters ago we used FC4. But if FC6 will install with minor or no issues then Im happy with that.
It should do. Try to get a respin rather than the original as that is a bit buggy.
 
  


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