Installation of Freebsd on external hard drive
e.schuele at computer.org
Mon Nov 14 20:17:44 GMT 2005
Marco Calviani wrote:
> Hello freebsd-mobile,
> i'm a quite experienced Debian laptop user using an Acer Travelmate 8005. I
> would like to install freebsd on an external USB or Firewire HD and choose
> which OS use at startup (maybe within the GRUB loader). However i'm a BSD
> Could you give me some hints on how to perform this task? What option should
> i choose for the bootloader?
I've installed it on USB keys and external USB drives with no problem.
Since I was only using those for experimentation, I never modified my
boot loader. My BIOS provides a boot menu for selecting the boot
device, of which "external USB device" is an option. I found this
cleaner, since when not using those devices I do not have to go through
the FreeBSD boot menu.
For my situation... I booted from the CD. When asked to slice and
partition my disk... I chose the external USB device. I selected the
'standard boot loader'. Then the rest of the magic is handled by my BIOS.
Don't know if that helps you much.
> Thanks in advance for the help,
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