Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Digest Number 2075
- I see your problem. On my i8600 I have several boot options hitting the
f12 key as the computer starts to boot. I don't remember whether I
actually have bios options set in cmos. Did you say you have a floppy
drive? You might be able to install the boot loader there, but no one
wants to have to do that each time. Best of luck -- Douglas
>Thanks, though there are a couple of unanswered questions in my mind,
>you have given me the jump start that I needed.
>First, external power supply: OKAY.
>Next, it is almost certain that for my multiple distros to work, I must
>be able to boot on the USB drive, one way or another. And, it is almost
>certain if I can find a way to boot on the USB HD, I can then install
>the boot loader there, and use as many distros as will fit. Usually, the
>installation process creates the fstab as needed on the partition where
>the distro is installed, though it is always possible I will be rudely
>surprised -- so it is good to have a heads-up on that possibility.