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Old 08-11-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hi all.

I'm hoping somebody can nudge me in the right direction.

I have 2 hard drives - one internal (Windows) and one external USB (Linux - hopefully).

I have installed KNOPPIX onto the external drive and GRUB onto the MBR (drive 1) and a floppy disk.

I can boot into Windows - no problem - but cannot get Knoppix to work.

I have used GRUB at the command line and here is what I have:-
ROOT (HD1,0) - this is the root partition of my USB drive - this works!

When I run this, it starts to run the Kernel (which means it's found it at least) and then kicks out an error message and hangs (see below):-

VFS: Cannot open root device 'uba1' ...or unknown block (0,0)

I understand that this message relates to the fact it can't find the /DEV/UBA1 path.

1) Can I use a USB device? - it found it for the GRUB root command
2) What files should I have and what should be recorded in them?
3) Is it possible to set up the /dev devices in grub?

Many thanks and jope in advance.


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