I have finally installed grub2 into my external HDD. It sucessfully boots to the grub prompt. I have not written the grub.conf file yet.... since i just want to test if it works... its not mandatory to have a grub.cfg file is it??
this is what i did:
grub>loopback loop /OS/ubuntu 9.04/ubuntu-9.04.ISO
that should create the loop back device "loop"
grub> chainloader (loop)+1
This is supposed to chain load the loop device. However this gives an "invalid magic number" error.
The "multiboot" "linux" or "initrd" grub2 commands gives either the above error or an "invalid signature error"
The external HDD is formated as NTFS to store DVD images... but since grub can access the partition without problems... NTFS cant b the problem or can it??
Any idea what these errors are???
I ll try out your suggestion.....
It seems, my task of booting disto ISOs from an external HDD and installing linux from it is going to reach no where.... anyway i ll keep tryin....