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Old 09-09-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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FC4 Boot from external USB Hard drive

I installed Fedora Core 4 onto my laptop hard drive. (only thing on the hard drive). Now i want to remove the HD and put it into a external USB enclosure and Boot FC4 from that HD when ever it is plugged in. I set my bios to boot from USB device. But no luck. I don't want a dual boot system, I only want it to boot from the USB drive if its plugged in. Is this possible?

Please keep your awnsers simple as i'm am totally new to linux.

Old 09-13-2005, 11:57 PM   #2
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This is possible, but it helps if you have installed directly to an external drive.

Anaconda has installed everything to run on hda - but now it is sda - which means you will have to edit grub.conf and produce another initrd.

There are web sites discussing this - and other threads in LQ as well.


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