Feedback from Hoary install

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
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

 - mdz

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