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Old 06-05-2009, 07:50 AM   #16
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Wait...did you unhook HardDrive first??
( http://natureheals.info/linux/tiny/instau.html )
See the trick is making grub think it's installing to your harddrive (hd0,0)
Disconnect your hd or your gonna install grub to it.
It's easy, powerdown, unplug powercord, open pc case and unplug hd ribbon cable from motherboard-gently
 
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No, do not try to install grub to sdc.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 07:57 AM   #18
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root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# grub-install /dev/sdc
Could not find device for /boot: Not found or not a block device. never done this on usb.
 
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See my post here too
( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-ext23-730466/ )

Tell me if any issues?
 
Old 06-05-2009, 08:03 AM   #20
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Go by the webpage and my post bro-no sdc no grub-install

After disconnecting hd, putting tc-1.4.3-USB on usb, do

"grub" or "sudo grub"
Then
"root (hd0,0)" that is the first harddrive and first partition

"setup (hd0)" setup the first hd to boot

"quit" if grub installs succesfully issue quit command

Also, make sure to set usb boot flag active with Gparted.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 09:15 AM   #21
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root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# grub-install /media/disk/
Format of install_device not recognized. did it raiserFS, fat32, and fat16 still get this. i have an Toshiba USB 2GIG flash drive with this stupid U3 crap on it.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 09:33 AM   #22
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Listen, stop running grub-install.

You have to disconnect Harddrive, boot pc off Ubuntu CD, plug in USB when Ubuntu desktop loads.
Copy in a terminal as root "cp -apR /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/* /media/usb0" or "media/disk"
To find out mountpoint and usb name, use "mount" or "fdisk -l"

Then, issue grub command in root terminal
"sudo su"
"grub"
"root (hd0,0)"
"setup (hd0)"
"quit"

Shutdown PC, re-connect HD, boot with usb plugged in and all should be good.
 
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OH, the usb must be either ext2 or ext3
If you wanna share files with windows; make 2 partitions on usb
sdc1 boot-flag-on ext3
sdc2 fat32
 
Old 06-05-2009, 09:41 AM   #24
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Oh, maybe you don't need a fat16 or fat32 partition on usb?
( http://www.fs-driver.org/ )
( http://www.fs-driver.org/faq.html )
So, get that freeware and you won't need to partition usb.
Just use Gparted and format the usb ext2 or ext3, set boot flag too.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 11:00 PM   #25
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given up on grub im gonna use syslinux as said in Downloads/official usb/ readme at MULTIDISTRO.COM. tried it once already but pc hung. then i booted ubuntu and checked my usb with gparted said bad/damaged or unknown FS type so re-formatted FAT16 drive is still bootable umounted it then checked again FS seems good now will try again.
 
  


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