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Old 02-08-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Running and booting a Fedora Core 8 Linux Dist on Latitude D630 off External USB2 Drv

Is it possible to boot and run a Fedora Core 8 Linux Dist on Latitude D630 off External USB2 Drive without in any way making changes to the Internal C drive which houses Windows XP?
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If the D630 supports USB boot, then yes, it should be possible. You may have to use something like this:

(I've never done it with FC.)
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mkinitrd --preload=ehci-hcd --preload=usb-storage --preload=scsi_mod --preload=sd_mod /boot/[initrdname]-usb.img [kernel-no., as per the kernel you're loading, e.g. 2.6.12-...FC4]

So the changes to initrdname are -usb.img. An is the last parm to the command the kernek-no,

It's not clear ...


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