I have bought new external HDD. I want to install linux on it and is ready for experiments.
There are several problems with the disk:
1. the disk has USB3 => BIOS or grub2 can be unable to boot from USB3 (i dont know about support status; it is ok to start with USB2 port).
2. the disk is more than 2TB (3TB actually) => have to use GPT (but it is ok to start with MBR label).
3. and the worst thing disk is 4096 (4KB) sector size
. (seems like both: physical and logical
4. BIOS doesn't recognize disk and turn its power off.
I want to start with booting OS located at external disk from another grub by chainloading.
The problem is grub2 does not see second drive (hd1)
. But grub2 can see other USB flash without external power (thumb drive) by the way. But with new HDD I turn on PC, USB HDD starts spin up, work for a while and spin down. USB HDD visible in OS but not in grub2.
How to force grub2 to see USB HDD and scan it for partitions?
OS: Fedora 17
Drive: SEAGATE Expansion STBV3000200 USB 3.0, 3.5" 3Tb