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Old 02-20-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
mdaoud
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Wish to Boot Linux from USB Hard Drive


Hi All

I would like to boot linux from my external usb hard drive but I am consistly having problems. With most of the distros I have tried it seems things are good up to a point but then linux fails. The most prominent error is kernel panic. Can anyone help me can get this going or tell me of a distro that does this out of the box so to speak? Just trying to learn but cant spare the pc.

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Old 02-20-2006, 01:19 PM   #2
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Just trying to learn but cant spare the pc.
Do you mean that you're trying to run Linux without having to partition hard drives and all the other stuff that's required for a full installation? If so, try Knoppix, a bootable CD distro.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 06:41 PM   #3
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Yes! I helped my roomate with this exact problem a couple weeks ago. We finally tracked down this page: linuxforums.org/forum/t51896-how-to-set-up-a-fedora-core-4-on-a-usb-disk-drive.html (I left off the http and www part at the beginning of that link because I'm not allowed to post urls...) it helped alot. Boot from knoppix or linux rescue cd and run the command it says on that page.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 06:44 PM   #4
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I just realized that link doesn't take you to the page anymore. Heres the new one: linuxforums.org/forum/linux-tutorials-howtos-reference-material/51896-how-set-up-fedora-core-4-usb-disk-drive.html
 
  


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