[TriLUG] [eee] post-install, grub OK from external stick but not from internal SSD
Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Wed Apr 23 13:16:37 EDT 2008
summary: my eee comes with eeeXandros installed on its internal flash
drive, to which I could previously boot NP. I installed eeeXubuntu to
an external USB stick. Now I can boot with the stick inserted (though
only one way) but I can't boot without the stick (which I really need
as an option), and even booting with the stick is problematic. How to
I want to be able to boot my eee
0 from its SSD (internal flash drive), i.e. with no external drives
1 from an external USB stick with a different OS
After editing the stick's menu.lst (as described @
) I can boot either to the eeeXubuntu on the stick (/dev/sdc1) or to
the eeeXandros on the SSD (/dev/sda1). But I can only do that by
* inserting the stick <duh/>
* hitting Esc after BIOS startup
* choosing to boot from the stick
* choosing the desired target (stick or "Normal Boot" from the SSD)
but I can't boot either
- without the stick inserted. This I really need, for obvious reasons.
- with the stick inserted, but choosing the SSD from the BIOS' Boot
Selection Popup. This would be nice, but is gravy.
If I do [shutdown, remove the eeeXubuntu stick, power on], I get
> GRUB Loading stage1.5
> GRUB loading, please wait...
> Error 21
and no opportunity to enter the grub editor (am I missing something?).
If I do [shutdown, insert the eeeXubuntu stick, power on, select the
stick from the Boot Selection Popup, select "" from grub], I can boot
eeeXandros and see the SSD's /boot/grub/menu.lst, which has
which looks right to me based on the previous experience, i.e.
but obviously isn't working. How to fix?
TIA, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com>
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