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Old 04-22-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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Mepis on usb harddisk


I want to install mepis on an extra usb drive I use with my portable.

Does anyone have experience with this?

I assume grub has to reside on the normal harddisk, but can grub startup the distro on the usb drive ?

Thanks advance for your info.

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Old 04-23-2006, 01:42 AM   #2
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I heard it works (at least Mepis 3.4) I think you need to install with initrd. I'm not sure where GRUB should be put, Try USB first.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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You can put GRUB on the USB drive and it's probably the best way, especially if the USB drive won't always be there, but you'll need to set the BIOS to check for an OS on the USB drive before the HDD.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 04:41 PM   #4
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You can put GRUB on the USB drive and it's probably the best way, especially if the USB drive won't always be there, but you'll need to set the BIOS to check for an OS on the USB drive before the HDD.
Of course, I overlooked that approach. By setting the bios to start up from the USB this will override everything, and then I need Grub to do the job and start up Linux from the USB.

The crucial point will be the bios, if that can start USB it will work. I'll check the bios.

Thank you both for your help.

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