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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    Hmmm - interesting. I need to study that and see *why*, but my suspicion is that it worked because he had an EFI-capable BIOS, which my HP dv9000z does not. (My 32-bit Acer Aspire netbook does, and...
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    [other] Re: Make GRUB boot USB if present

    Make sure that the USB drive you're attempting to boot from has 512 byte sectors, not 4096 byte, and is partitioned with MBR if you're trying to use a BIOS boot without EFI capability. I've been...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    My apologies to Rod and Fred for being blatantly absent for the last week after they took the time to respond to me.

    I was off trying to see if the Fedora 16 pre-Beta kits would fare any better...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    Hi, Fred ! ):P

    Well, what was interesting was that openSUSE's /dev/disk/by-id changed (is changing?) between 11.4 and 12.1, in that 11.4 called everything /dev/disk/by-id/ata-mumble, even my USB...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    I agree that adding unique /boot partitions might do the trick, but the problem is, I think I'd have to completely re-partition my second 80GB (Linux) disk and that's a really scary prospect:


    #...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    Yes, I agree that would be the way to go, but as it stands now, each of the two internal hard drives are "only" 80GB apiece, and I'm rather reluctant to re-do my working system. If I were...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    SUCCESS ! (BUT, I'm not going to mark it as 'SOLVED' quite yet, but it's looking good).

    My initial attempt to boot using the semantics in my previous reply failed, with initramfs "giving up -...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    Hmmm... that IS a very interesting idea.

    I'm assuming, however, that I'll have to use stitch in the correct parameters to the kernel and initrd lines, which I'll cut-n-paste from Oneiric's...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    srs5694 and I have been exchanging some private e-mails on this issue. I have a number of ways I can attempt to solve this issue, which I'm still mulling over.

    First, I might be successful if I...
  10. [ubuntu] Trying to setup 3TB ext. USB drive as bootable with GPT

    I've been trying to study various other threads, such as

    and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1838078 in an attempt to set up a newly-purchased Seagate 3TB external USB drive with GPT...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: External hard drives for installing Ubuntu or a way to circumvent the Windows 7

    FWIW, I've got two different USB drives that I use as "sandboxes" for trying out various Linux distros, and can boot either one from my HP dv9000z laptop.

    Trick is to make sure that you go into...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Grub or Grub2? - dual boot Ubuntu 9.10 and Arch

    Precisely, and I was able to work around it (i.e. in a Grub Legacy 0.97 environment) by manually editing my menu.lst appropriately.

    I know I could have edited device.map instead, but chose not to....
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Grub or Grub2? - dual boot Ubuntu 9.10 and Arch

    I will agree that booting Grub Legacy (0.97) and chainbooting from it into a Grub2 installation will work nicely - I did so several months ago on my 250GB USB drive with Karmic Koala.

    My issues...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Grub or Grub2? - dual boot Ubuntu 9.10 and Arch

    I vehemently disagree that you can chainload from Grub2 to Grub(0.97).

    I have Ubuntu 10.04LTS (32 bit) installed on a 16GB thumb drive and also on a 1TB USB drive and in NEITHER case can I...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Grub2 + RAID + Encryption + LVM driving me up the wall

    Well, I'm pleased to report some positive results, but not a complete success.

    I was able to use 'parted' to create a 1MB partition at the start of the USB drive, then set its type to bios_grub. I...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Live usb boot fails if the usb key is /dev/sdc?

    I'm seeing a very similar problem on both of my LL 10.04 LTS installations.

    One of them is a "real" installation to a 16GB Cruzer thumb drive. It can boot LL very nicely and works (albeit slowly),...
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    Poll: [all variants] Re: Poll: 9.10 --> 10.04. How will you updgrade?

    I'm going to be doing a clean install because I want to put GRUB2 on a GPT partition that I'll be creating at the start of my 1TB WD USB drive. I'm planning on using LVM (unencrypted) to create a few...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Grub2 + RAID + Encryption + LVM driving me up the wall

    I'm looking into putting GRUB2 onto an LVM-based 1TB USB drive (without encryption), but I looked at the GRUB/GRUB2 bug
    listing and there are a number of open bugs that appear to prevent me. (I have...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Installing 10.4, 64bit, and multiple 9.10s/re-partitioning

    Todd, you didn't specify the model/make of your laptop (and normally you wouldn't have needed to), but my suspicion is that you have either an HP/Compaq box or a Dell box. Both suppliers, AFAIK - I...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 9.10 Installation Does Not Detect Hard Drives

    I followed Ginsu543's recommendations to the letter, and they worked for me, too. Previously, I had a VERY bitter experience wherein I somehow managed to lose the partition table of my 250GB USB...
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