Feedback from Hoary install
mdz at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 26 12:09:57 CST 2005
On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 03:01:37PM +0000, Simon Turvey wrote:
> Went to install Hoary on my laptop this morning. Interesting
> experience. Largely OK given non-standard install to external USB2 HDD.
> Partitioning all went OK but installer definitely did not warn me
> before it stomped my Win2K MBR on the internal drive with GRUB. Was not
> pleased. Installer went for first reboot and GRUB came up and promptly
> went belly-up with error code 21 - whatever that is.
> Anyway, any thoughts?
I'm not sure that GRUB supports booting from a USB device. At any rate, it
probably isn't well-tested.
Even if it had gotten past this point, you might have run into problems soon
thereafter, since I don't think that mkinitrd currently handles loading the
USB drivers in the initrd in order to mount a root filesystem on a USB
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