Re: Booting from external HD
Well, that was fun!
Originally Posted by oldfred
I tried the reconfigure, which didn't help. So I tried the chroot route.
I chrooted into one of the installs on the external HD OK, but running update-grub and grub-install /dev/sdb left me still unable to boot from grub in the external HD. Purging and re-installing grub2, and letting the grub files be written to BOTH sda and sdb left me unable to boot from either drive - both gave "file not found" errors. I had to boot from the LiveCD (actually a USB flash drive!) and chroot from there into one of the installs on the internal drive to re-install a working grub2 on /dev/sda.
Now I'm back where I started, and more and more convinced it's a disability of the Sony to access USB devices before the kernel is loaded, which means it won't ever boot from the external drive unless I can get PLOP working.
Sony vaio vgn-fw235j; Synaptics touchpad; triple boot: mint 12 64-bit; Precise 64-bit & Saucy 64-bit. 2TB external USB drive with more...