[OpenIndiana-discuss] Installing on USB stick
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Wed Mar 30 16:03:16 UTC 2011
I've Installed OS on an external USB hard drive and managed to boot to
it, so I'm guessing that it should be possible with a USB stick ...
was a long time ago though, and I did do it by accident (external disk
plugged in, internal disk removed from chassis of a laptop) ...
Grub should cope if it's using ZFS (findroot command is genius!)
On 30 March 2011 17:00, Dave Miner <dminer at opensolaris.org> wrote:
> On 03/29/11 08:43 PM, Reginald Beardsley wrote:
>> In *theory* it can be done. Go look at the OpenSolaris Caiman package.
>> It has a utility for that, usbgen. I've not gotten it to work, but I gave
>> up fairly quickly as at that point I'd invested almost 3 weeks trying to
>> find a way to clone S10 installs w/ a ZFS root.
>> I'm highly *not* happy, but I thought I'd lick my wounds for a while
>> before I tried again.
> usbgen is used to generate the USB stick images from ISO's, which doesn't
> seem to be the question here.
> In general, installing to USB drives will work. However, booting from USB
> drives will usually require that they be inserted into the same USB slot
> every time. It's unclear whether that was the case here.
>> --- On Tue, 3/29/11, Andrew Myers<am2605 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> From: Andrew Myers<am2605 at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Installing on USB stick
>>> To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
>>> Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 7:22 PM
>>> I have a dell latitude E6400 laptop on which unfortunately
>>> I cannot
>>> seem to get OI working, unless I boot it from a USB stick
>>> (the Live CD
>>> will not boot). I have a feeling this has something
>>> to do with the
>>> hard drive controller, but I am not really enough of a tech
>>> head to
>>> figure it out.
>>> So I had the idea that I could boot via the USB, and then
>>> use a
>>> another 64Gb stick and install OI on there. I thought
>>> that worked,
>>> because I ran the installer and it seemed to complete
>>> It rebooted from the 64G and I was able to use OI.
>>> However after
>>> shutting down that session, I cannot reboot again from the
>>> 64G USB
>>> stick. It gets to the "Splash Screen" but just
>>> reboots shortly after.
>>> In theory is what I'm doing (ie. install to USB rather than
>>> a HDD)
>>> going to work? And if so, is there any way I can try
>>> and debug why it
>>> fails on subsequent reboots?
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