Re: diskload install?
Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
On Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 12:13:02AM +0200, Eric Persson wrote:
I have an old laptop which i've been trying to install debian onto, but
since it neither has cd or floppy or the ability to boot from
usbdevices, i figured i could take out the harddrive and put it onto a
usb-ide adapter and load it through my other computer.
this should more or less work.
Yeah, i figured it should. :)
Well, not much, i dont get the expected grub menu, and not errormessage
like "operating system not found". When i install grub, the disk is
located in /dev/sdc(mounted on the usbide), and when i put it in the
laptop its probably /dev/hda, i have taken this into account in the
menu.lst file, but not sure if it applies somewhere else to.
And when installing grub, it makes some noises, so its "probably"
installed on the right disk, but I cant verify this in any way that I
It worked well until I get to the bootloaderpart i guess, I downloaded
the baseparts and copied the files to the disk after making a ext3
system, but when trying to put grub on it, it seems to work, but grub
doesnt turn up when I remount it back into the laptop and tries to boot.
Any hints on where to start searching or have anyone else did something
to what partition did you install grub? what does the disk do when you
try to boot from it?