Originally Posted by usaf_sp
Not sure if this is what you want to do though, unsure of how you are applying this. Also is there a bios setting that will let you boot from usb?
Actually I've managed to do what I was trying to - make a little SUSE installation on a USBstick and it boots up properly (if I press F12 and choose booting from a USB-device). I just had to create a custom initrd (with usb-modules) afterwards and install grub manually, because it stopped at that point (oh! passwding the root account was necessary).
I told him to install grub on /dev/sdb1 (USB), but it never came to this point hanging at "creating initrd" I just cannot find any reasons for that. Any ideas?
Moreover, I couldn't find any mkinird script on the fresh new installation, what could have been a possible reason for a hangup, but I rather think, autoyast uses it's own built-in mkinitrd-thing.
You know what? I'll make sure, that mkinitrd gets installed this time, and I'll let you know if I can reproduce it with mkinitrd-rpm installed on the system.