AcidBurn wrote:... It installs fine but after restart it won't boot. There's just "error: no such disk" and grub rescue prompt. Any idea what I'm doing wrong or what's the problem?
caribriz wrote:I used two partitions, formatted to ext4 -
/root - 9gb (approx.) /dev/sdb1
/home - the rest /dev/sdb2
Installed Grub in sdb (no numbers)
I didn't use a swap partition.
That's correct, without plop the machine boots from harddisk to WinXPusbtux wrote:I presume you don't get an error without plop = booting from harddisk to the original OS
Yup.usbtux wrote:and did you ensure that you pointed the grub loader to the usb drive.
I did this, allocating the entire usb capacity to the / partition. Again I get "error: hd0 write error" after selecting Mint 12 from the Grub menu. In other words, I'm still stuck (and btw don't understand why Grub would want to write to the hard dríve).usbtux wrote:Remake the usb again using the http://usbtux.hostzi.com/flash_install -added to this if you have already made 2 partitions you'll have to delete them (look at http://usbtux.hostzi.com/somethingelse ) ensure you make a New Partition Table and make only 1 partition / and that as above Change “Device for boot loader installation:” to your External drive.
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