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Hi all, I'm looking for a solution for the following problem: - I want to install Linux on an external USB hard disk (already did that; Suse 8.2) - I want to create a boot disk which makes it possible to boot this system => this is the problem I found several descriptions on how to create boot disks and what has to be considered in this context (use initrd; provide modules/compile into kernel: usb-uhci, usb-storage, scsi support). Somehow everything I tried so far failed. I'd appreciate very much if someone would take the time and provide a list of ...

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    Default Q: how to create boot disk for system on external USB HD

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a solution for the following problem:
    - I want to install Linux on an external USB hard disk
    (already did that; Suse 8.2)
    - I want to create a boot disk which makes it possible
    to boot this system
    => this is the problem

    I found several descriptions on how to create boot disks
    and what has to be considered in this context (use initrd;
    provide modules/compile into kernel: usb-uhci, usb-storage,
    scsi support).

    Somehow everything I tried so far failed.

    I'd appreciate very much if someone would take the time
    and provide a list of steps what needs to be done. Since I seem to be
    unable to follow the more generic descriptions that I found on the
    internet so far I'd appreciate also if you could be very explicit :-)

    I have been searching the internet for a solution now for quite a long
    time without success.

    Every hint is very much appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Jan
    Jan Buckow Guest

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    Default Re: Q: how to create boot disk for system on external USB HD

    On 16 Sep 2003 11:09:15 -0700, Jan Buckow <IchWillSpassweb.de> wrote:
    >
    >
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I'm looking for a solution for the following problem:
    > - I want to install Linux on an external USB hard disk
    > (already did that; Suse 8.2)
    > - I want to create a boot disk which makes it possible
    > to boot this system
    > => this is the problem
    >
    > I found several descriptions on how to create boot disks
    > and what has to be considered in this context (use initrd;
    > provide modules/compile into kernel: usb-uhci, usb-storage,
    > scsi support).
    >
    > Somehow everything I tried so far failed.
    >
    > I'd appreciate very much if someone would take the time
    > and provide a list of steps what needs to be done. Since I seem to be
    > unable to follow the more generic descriptions that I found on the
    > internet so far I'd appreciate also if you could be very explicit :-)
    >
    > I have been searching the internet for a solution now for quite a long
    > time without success.
    >
    > Every hint is very much appreciated!
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jan

    Do you have mkboot for ext2/3 boot floppies or syslinux for MSDOS-formatted
    boot floppies?

    Try man -k boot


    Alan C


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