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Old 04-26-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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External USB Hard Drive and re-booting

Hi all,

I have an external USB HDD (Western Digital 500Gb) plugged into my fileserver running Fedora 10, as a backup device. Everything's great with it, all works fine, etc. Except ...

I've struck a problem where on the odd occasion when the fileserver gets rebooted, it tries to boot the Linux Kernel off the external USB HDD rather than the internal drive where the O/S is installed. I get an error about the kernel not being found on (hd1,0).

I have to unplug the external drive and reboot, then plug the drive back in.

Any thoughts on why this is happening?

It's not a major problem, just an annoyance more than anything else.

Happy to provide any additional info if needed.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 04-26-2009, 04:36 AM   #2
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Just disable booting from external usb device in the machines BIOS and you should be golden. Be careful though, the day may come when you want to boot from the external drive!


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