[Grml] Grub on USB Stick

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Fri Feb 23 22:28:43 CET 2007

* Patrick <patritsch at gmx.ch> [20070223 22:15]:
> On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 21:18 +0100, Michael Prokop wrote:
> > * Patrick <patritsch at gmx.ch> [20070223 17:15]:

> > > I'm trying to boot from my USB-Stick. I have an CF-USB adapter
> > > 512MB and a 4GB Stick. Both have the same problem. After an
> > > grml2usb my Genode-System won't boot. So I mad it with Grub.

> > What does "won't boot" mean? Your box(es) can't boot using
> > isolinux/syslinux but grub works?

> Exectly. Syslinux doesn't work. And grub is doing the job.. My laptop
> have also problems with syslinux... but that's an other story.


> > Try dropping the 'root (hd0,0)' line and the root=/dev/sda1
> > kernel-option of the 'Grml minitrd' section in your menu.lst, AFAICS
> > your system tries to boot from /dev/sda1 currently. :)

> Sorry, I don't understand that. Should I remove the 'root (hd0,0)'
> section and the 'root=/dev/sda1' ?? How should this look like?? Sorry,
> everything that I emagine, couldn't work.

Assuming that the kernel (named vmlinuz here, known as linux26 on
the live-cd) and grml's initrd (named minirt26.gz here and on the
live-cd) are available in the boot-directory of your usb-stick try
the following menu.lst entry:

title   Grml minirt
kernel  /boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us usb apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=minirt26.gz nomce
initrd  /boot/minirt26.gz

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