[DC LoCo] OS on thumb drive question

Luke Faraone luke at faraone.cc
Sat Nov 14 16:16:34 GMT 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 10:30, Jeff Elkner <jeff at elkner.net> wrote:

> You can certainly tell your BIOS to boot from the USB device.  But
> then think about what it does:  it goes to the boot sector of that USB
> device and loads GRUB - which needs to know ahead of time what device
> it is, but doesn't in this case, since the same USB stick can be have
> different device numbers on the same machine depending on what other
> USB devices are present (did you plug in a mouse this time?  or a
> printer?).

Are you configuring GRUB manually? I did a clean install of Jaunty recently
on a USB_HDD, and GRUB handled everything perfectly. It refers to devices
not by number, but by UUID.

Luke Faraone
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