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Old 03-15-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
rassell18
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Question grub error 18 on usb hhd


I have installed mint on a usb hdd.
When i start the computer it say grub .....loading
error 18.
So what i did was create small boot partition, 100mbs ext3. At beginning of disk.
Create a 18 gb partition ext3 for os mint 5 (gnome). A swap partition of 300mbs. I still have 57gbs unallocated space.

I want to install ubuntu 8.04.3 (hardy) and use 18gbs. Then install mint 5 (xfce) on another 18gbs.

My "?" is do i need to install 2 more small boot partitions for the next 2 os's. If so do i have to have 3 sepperate boot partitions on the beginning of the hdds. Or should each boot partition be at the beginning of each 18gb partition for each operating system. I have severall hdds installed in this computer. Some hdds have more than 1 opperating system on them. There are no boot problems on thease internal hdds.

My problem is with an external usb hdd.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Check your bios settings first.

upgrade bios.

Machine Specs

Normally you do NOT need /boot partitions

Best is to use / , /home and swap (optional)
 
  


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