Re: Etch on USB-HD wont boot - race condition?
>Dato: 01/05/2006 15:10
>Til: "Kai Olsen"<email@example.com>
>Emne: Re: Etch on USB-HD wont boot - race condition?
>Kai Olsen wrote:
>> Hi list.
>> I'm trying to get etch to boot from an USB-attached harddisk on my
>> notebook but the kernel cannot find the root filesystem. It seems
>> me, that udev hasn't finished its job by the time the kernel wants
>> read from the disk so /dev/sda isn't defined yet.
>I tried fooling with this a few months ago and failed. I tried it
>SUSE, Debian-test&sid and RIP. Everything works to a point where
>kernel cannot find itself or root partition as it boots half way
Right on target!
> I reverted to simply putting RIP (RecoveryIsPossible) on my USB-HD
>now in a VFAT partition-sda1, using GRUB on sda4 to boot that or
>partitions on hda or hdc on my thinkpad-t42.
I don't think I know RIP. Any info?
>As to fear of adding linux to hda and hdb no problem, done it many
>without affecting WinJunk.
I need all the space I can get on the windoze disk as I use it as a
DVD-recorder for the TV. But you're right, a basic install doesn't use
much space, and I might end op with using a couple of gigs on hda for
the root fs.
>If you arrive at a solution I hope you post it here. I do not
>this to get on the forum, for many of my replies get lost.
Well, George... It's probably because you answered directly to my
email-adr and not to the list :-) I too have to edit the "To:" line
when answering mails on the list.