[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Grub2 on Mac Mini with USB Drive?

From: Ken Mandelberg
Subject: Grub2 on Mac Mini with USB Drive?
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 16:09:56 -0400
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091024 Lightning/1.0pre Shredder/3.0pre

I run Linux off an external USB hard drive on a Mac Mini. Until now I have been using Legacy Grub with Ubuntu. The only way I have been able to make this work is to have refit boot off a Legacy Grub CD which gets a kernel off a partition on the internal drive, but sets root on the USB drive.

Ubuntu 9.10 offers Grub2 and I'm wondering if I can do something with less pieces. I particularly don't like maintaining a shadow boot partition on the internal disk, or depending on the CD to boot.

I tried just letting Ubuntu 9.10 install with Grub2 on the USB drive. When I boot with refit off the "legacy" partition, I get a screen with "Using Load Option USB", then a dozen lines of not found errors, and finally a line that says that external hard drives are not well supported by Apple firmware.

Is there something else I should try with Grub2, thats an improvement of the awkward setup I use with Legacy Grub?

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]