LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Puppy
User Name
Password
Puppy This forum is for the discussion of Puppy Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-09-2007, 07:36 AM   #1
happyhippo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
getting grub to boot usb puppy stick


my problem is.
have a fat16 1 Gig usb stick with puppy on it.
on an easynote that supports booting from usb it works perfectly.
but i have an older compaq destop that does not support booting an usb device.

so my idea was, give grub in its menu that is placed on the HD an entry to boot from this usb stick when it is pluged in.

this is how i have the menu.lst now and this gives me the error parsing number
Quote:
# Other bootable partition config begins
title Windows (on /dev/hda1)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
# Other bootable partition config ends
# Other bootable partition config begins
title usblinux (on /dev/sda1)
root (sda1,1)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=norma
# Other bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
title Linux (on /dev/hda6)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 ro vga=normal
# Linux bootable partition config ends
but maybe it is something i want that can't be done
 
Old 06-10-2007, 07:47 AM   #2
blackhole54
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,896

Rep: Reputation: 61
Code:
 
# Other bootable partition config begins
title Windows (on /dev/hda1)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
# Other bootable partition config ends
# Other bootable partition config begins
title usblinux (on /dev/sda1)
root (sda1,1)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=norma
# Other bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
title Linux (on /dev/hda6)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 ro vga=normal
# Linux bootable partition config ends
I am not sure what should be used, but the highlighted line is not in GRUBs format. I.e. GRUB does not understand sda1
 
Old 06-10-2007, 08:30 AM   #3
happyhippo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhole54

I am not sure what should be used, but the highlighted line is not in GRUBs format. I.e. GRUB does not understand sda1
i think it knows the sda but that is in a scsi pc.
i did read that somewhere
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boot from USB stick if no booting USB in Bios 1kyle Suse/Novell 1 03-26-2007 12:24 AM
USB Flash stick boot yosemite Linux - Software 3 03-07-2007 01:27 PM
Backup Grub to USB Stick Jongi Linux - General 6 08-25-2006 08:17 AM
puppy linux on a usb stick box_l Linux - General 1 06-25-2006 09:05 PM
USB Stick boot KrYpToN Linux - Hardware 5 10-08-2003 08:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration