[ubuntu-uk] Anyone any ideas on running a distro from an external USB drive?

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 09:11:13 GMT 2006

In recent BIOSes, there should be an option for "legacy USB support".
This, and the ability to boot from USB. GRUB should recognise external
USB drives as extra hard drives, ie (hd0) is the main drive, (hd1) the
first USB.

On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 06:24 +0000, Sean Miller wrote:
> I now have Edgy running on my main drive, but would like to be able to 
> install various different distros on external USB drives but I seem to 
> be coming up against the problem that at the time grub runs the USB 
> drivers have not been loaded so it can't be seen...
> ...it's obviously fine once that Edgy itself has loaded, but clearly 
> we've already booted by then so that's no good.
> Does anybody do this and, if so, what is the key?
> Sean

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