Even though this forum is marked Newbie, I need to emphasis that I'm a newbie not only to Linux, but to every operating system that doesn't just involve clicking on stuff. I had an IBM XT years ago and could move around the dos file structure, and I can use enough UNIX to do the same, but that has been it, until now.
I am trying to install the distro called, Blag, which is Fedora Core 5, on my USB hard Drive as i h ave little or no room left for a partition on my Internal drive on a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop.
The BIOS has a boot from USB option, although I suspect that it doesn't read all file systems. I have been able to boot a DSL image from the USB HD using syslinux.
After formatting and trying The Blag installation CD, I get a missing operating system error.
The install CD will only install GRUB on the insternal drive, /dev/hdc.
SO, starting from scratch, I made a new boot partion (5MB)at the beginning of he drive in FAT format. On this part., using GRUB I used:
Then, found the GRUB config file from the Blag install. And modified it. Although I have forgotten exactly what I did
but it was something like moving all the (hd0,1) stuff to (hd1,1).
Then, I rebooted and got the error message:could not find kernel image.
I think that my boot part. is too big for the chainloader+1 command, I don't understand all the different geometry units.
I very much appreciate your help and time reading this.
Once I've gained some experience with Linux, I will dump Windoz forever.