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Old 04-16-2008, 05:50 PM   #1
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Install to a usb hard drive (with spinning platters)


I recently got a 2.5" hard drive and installed it into a usb case. I wanted to install dsl (damn small linux) onto it without disrupting the mbr on my standard hard rive. I surfed over to pendrivelinux.org and found the how to for that. I unpledged my internal hard drives and booted dossal from cd. with the external hard drive connected. I went throughout he install process and rebooted. My pc did not want to boot the usb drive. In the past I have booted knoppix and ubuntu from thumbdrives so i know it will boot usb. I went into the boot order at post and my hard drive appeared to be their. My main board is at the following link: http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=44&LanID=9


That should have all the info on my main board. My goal is to run qemu on that drive so i can practice with virtual enviroment with out a true dual boot system.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 04-16-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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My pc did not want to boot the usb drive.
How far did you get into the boot process? What error messages or error indications did you get?

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:31 PM   #3
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mainboard wants to boot from network. Just sits their trying to get an ip address from a server that does not exist. I have a boot on lan option after all else does not boot. Similar to dl serise hp servers that have no os on them.
 
  


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