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Old 05-26-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
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Linux on Hdd and MBR on USB

Hey my dad still wont let me use Linux
so i was playing around with DamnSmallLinux on Usb Pendrive
after hours of reading and things i finaly got it to work
but it isnt able to write so i dont want that eather
so i was wondering is it possible to install for example : FC3 on my harddrive without the MBR on the hardrive and install the MBR on the USB pendrive with syslinux or on a floppy
and only boot linux when i put in the pendrive
my mainboard can do USB-HDD booting USB-ZIP booting so booting wont be a problem
thanks for your time
Old 05-27-2005, 03:00 PM   #2
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Yeah, that should work fine. If you put yourt boot partition and boot loader (use grub) on the pen drive, I think it would be easiest.

linux_prompt> grub
grub> root (hdx,0)
grub> setup(hdx)
grub> quit
Where the x in "hdx" is the number that represents your drive. You may have to play around until you find the right number.
Hope this helps a little, and good luck! (google around for grub if you need help with it).


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