[OpenIndiana-discuss] USB boot Sometimes?
Edward Ned Harvey (openindiana)
openindiana at nedharvey.com
Fri Mar 28 15:35:44 UTC 2014
I installed oi server to an old slow 4G usb thumb drive as a test, just to see if it's possible. It worked fine; it's just slow as hell. So I bought a pair of 32GB usb3 fast devices, and installed oi to one of them... But grub fails. It just boots up to a grub menu and stops there.
So I thought maybe I need to upgrade my bios... Upgraded, no effect. So I thought maybe there's a device size limit that I'm exceeding... So I hooked up an external USB 80GB hard drive. I installed to the USB 80G and booted just fine.
Something smaller works. Something bigger works. The only thing that *doesn't* work is the thing I care about. Can anybody shed any light?
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