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grub on usb hd

Postby grant937 on Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:30 pm

While installing Mint KDE CE on a USB HD the option of installing grub on (HD0) was listed during the process. I have a Fujitsu notebook notebook with Vista installed on the notebook HD and was wondering if grub will be installed on the USB HD or the notebook HD MBR.

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Re: grub on usb hd

Postby Boo on Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:14 pm

(HD0) is your first internal hard disk not the USB one (it may be (HD1) but you can use /dev/sdb)
your USB one should have mounted and you could see it if you run the df command in a terminal.
once you see the usb disk gets its /dev device number to use eg /dev/sdb and use this as the mbr device.
in advanced replace (HD0) with /dev/sdb.

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Re: grub on usb hd

Postby grant937 on Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:38 am

Thanks Boo I appreciate your help

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Re: grub on usb hd

Postby Boo on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:12 pm

thinking about it some more it maybe a bit more complicated.
when you boot off the usb HD it may be seen as HD0 or /dev/sda.
but when you boot off the CD/DVD it sees it as say /dev/sdb.
so I expect you will have to install to the usb HD and setting grub to its mbr and after its installed remount it do a chroot and change grub to make it look at /dev/sda when it boots off the USB (itself).

Im sure there is a howto/tips and tricks on the site somewhere. it has been before.

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