Re: root on removable drive
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I'm trying to migrate to debian for the upcoming Etch release. I'm
currently using Ubuntu.
The only thing holding me back is the kernel will panic as / is absent.
My partition layout:
/dev/hda ( internal HD )
/dev/hda1 NTFS ( windows )
/dev/hda2 EXT3 ( /boot )
/dev/sda ( external HD, USB 2.0 (UHCI) )
/dev/sda1 EXT3( / )
/dev/sda5 FAT32 ( shared space for moving files with drive )
In ubuntu, it works fine (and I can use UUIDs no less!).
I've tried using this:
and also this:
Both fail. Is this due to the kernel version? Ubuntu is running
Any suggestions? I REQUIRE / to be on the external drive.
Absolutely. Got the same problem here. I can install on a USB drive by
copying/rsync'ing from a PATA drive, but I cannot directly install to there.
Is the problem yaird? That is what I use: mkinitrd.yaird. Yaird seems to
need a running kernel to do its job.
So I cannot upgrade to a different kernel version from USB either, you
get the same failures on the newer version, either the modules are wrong
or the kernel panics.